Homemade Almond Joys

A few weeks ago my son and I were looking for a healthy snack to make when I remembered reading on someones blog how to make a healthy almond joy bar. It wasn’t long before we were enjoying our treat. It wasn’t long after that we were making trips to the bathroom. (Warning: Too much coconut oil in one sitting is not good).

I still had some coconut left over from that incident, so I decided to be brave and try again…this time I came up with my own recipe! My son wasn’t so sure about my abilities, but thankfully I proved him wrong. The homemade almond joys I made were not only totally yummy, they were actually pretty healthy {bonus}. Here is how I did it…

1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/4 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Heat coconut oil and butter until just melted. Mix in honey, maple syrup, and coconut. Stir until well mixed. Form a rectangle with the coconut mixture on a plate.

Add almonds to the top of the rectangle. Refrigerate until firm.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate. I place mine in a pyrex measuring cup and place in a pan of boiling water. Make sure none of the water gets into the chocolate or it will cause it to become hard and brittle.

At this point, I should have cut the coconut rectangle into slices, then poured chocolate onto each individual piece. Instead, I just poured the chocolate onto the top of the entire rectangle. I put it back into the refrigerator (not quite long enough though, I just couldn’t wait to try them!).

My son gave this one a 2 thumbs up!

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