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Feb 7, 2014

Real Almond Joys

Real Almond Joys




A healthy alternative to a long-standing favorite candy bar or other indulgences.  Make a bit batch for yourself – and your favorite Valentine.  Great for diabetics too!  This is one of my clients’  favorite treats.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, slightly softened (NOT melted)
  • ½ cup almond butter (or organic peanut butter)
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional – if nut butter is unsalted)
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 15-20 drops  stevia extract (herbal sweetener)
  • 1 cup slivered or sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried coconut
Combine oil, nut butter, cacao powder, salt, stevia, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, and mix well. Gently, stir in almonds, chips, and half of the coconut. Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining coconut. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Excellent high-energy snack!