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Almond Joy Bars

Almond Joy Bars

 

When transitioning to a clean eating diet, candy is far from the greatest choice. That doesn’t mean that I don’t crave sweets, and I do. I have found that there are a lot of ways to enjoy some of your favorite treats without all of the unwanted ingredients. When I was little, every year on Valentine’s Day, my dad used to leave a little heart shaped box of chocolates in the morning before work for each of us. The only thing I really cared about in my box was the piece with the coconut in it. When you combine dark chocolate and gooey sweet coconut, it is perfection.

So maybe this year, you keep the box of chocolates but swap out a healthier version. I have found that when I eat sweet treats with real ingredients, the sugar crash doesn’t seem to get me. Also, I feel much more satisfied. So go ahead and indulge yourself this Valentine’s Day! Try these with or without the almonds because remember, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!

 

 

Clean Eating Almond Joy Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 
Ingredients
For the Center
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 -4 T 100 % pure maple syrup depending on desired sweetness
  • 3 T unrefined coconut oil melted
For the Coating
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup unrefined coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T 100% pure maple syrup
  • Dash of seal salt
  • 1 raw almond for each candy
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut, coconut oil, maple, and vanilla in food processor for about 30-45 seconds.
  2. Form small oblong balls with the mixture and place on parchment paper lined plate.
  3. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to set.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and maple syrup.
  5. Once coconut pieces have set, dip and coat with chocolate and place back on parchment paper. Press one almond into the top of each piece.
  6. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes and then you are ready to enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Since coconut oil hardens in the cold, let these sit out for a few minutes before eating to give some time to soften a bit.

 Clean Eating Almond Joy Bars. Be Whole. Be You.



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