A Spoon Full of Joy (Almond Joy)

- July 15, 2017 -

 

Happy Saturday loves, I just wanted to share my latest recipe collab with Pop Sugar! I love seeing my recipes come to life in their amazing Glow series videos. I hope you enjoy this healthy play on an almond joy bar. These high nutrient density, low sugar treats are so healthy you can enjoy them for breakfast without a sugar crash!

Makes 10 bars
Cook time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Coconut bars
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, flakes
1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 pinch of salt

Chocolate dip layer
2 cups vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoons coconut oil
1 pinch of salt

Almonds
30 almonds

Chocolate drizzle layer
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Recipe
Coconut bars
1. add all coconut bar ingredients to a food processor and lightly pulse until combined (1 minute)
2. Pour coconut bar mixture into a wax paper lined 8×8 pan, put in the freezer for 10 minutes
3. Remove bars from freezer, cut into 10 bars,return bars to the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the chocolate sauce
Chocolate dip
1. Add chocolate dip ingredients to a medium bowl, microwave for 20 seconds, remove from microwave, stir, and repeat until chocolate dip is smooth (3 times)
2. Pour chocolate dip onto a medium plate and smooth with spatula until you have about a 1/2 inch thick layer of chocolate
3. Dip each bar into the chocolate sauce, remove from chocolate using a butter knife, gently place on wax paper lined cutting board or counter top
Almonds
1. Dip each almond in the chocolate and stick it onto each bar, repeat till each bar has 3 almonds
Chocolate drizzle
1. Using a spatula scrape all of the left over chocolate dip into a medium bowl, add coconut oil to chocolate dip
2. Microwave chocolate and coconut oil for 20 seconds, stir until well combined
3. Drizzle chocolate over bars with a fork, chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving.
Tips and tricks
1. to make almond joys bars with really clean edges, use a knife to reform edges after you cut the bars
2. Coconut cream contains heart healthy saturated fats that help lower blood pressure and cholesterol
3. Add two dropper of liquid stevia to sweeten these bars (I don’t think they need it but it’s an option)

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