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The Best Almond Joys

yummy almond joys

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Time to say goodbye to store bought candy and hello to homemade almond joys! These bars are vegan, take just a few ingredients, and are so tasty!

Ingredients

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For the coconut filling:

  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TSP salt

For the chocolate dip:

  • 1 Ghirardelli 60% chocolate bar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients for the coconut filling and pulse until well combined.
  2. Remove the filling from the food processor and grab a shallow baking dish. Line the dish with parchment paper and gently pack the coconut filling into it. Add almonds to the top of the coconut filling during this step. Set the baking dish in the fridge and let it cool for an hour.
    1. Alternatively, you can shape your almond joys immediately by using a spoon and grabbing the desired coconut filling amount. Shape into a log (or whatever you’d like) and place it on a plate (don’t forget to add an almond or two). Repeat until you’ve run out of the coconut filling and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. About 50 minutes into your almond joy bars setting, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil. Then, remove the filling from the fridge and begin to dip them into the melted chocolate. Feel free to top them with additional almonds and coconut flakes and place them back into the fridge to harden.
  4. After about 10 minutes, they’ll be ready to eat! Enjoy 🙂

Notes

The cooling time shown above includes the hour needed for the filling to harden as well as the 10 minutes after you’ve dipped them into chocolate. The cook time includes how long it takes to melt the chocolate and dip each individual bar. 

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