Sometimes you feel like a nut….

10 Aug

And when you do, eat one of these.

Almond Joy Candy Bars

My sweet friend, Lisa, posted this recipe on Facebook.  Today, I made them.

Oh.  My.  Goodness.

1 1/3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (look in bulk bins for this)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp almond extract

36 almonds

1 cup-ish dark chocolate chips

1 Tbl coconut oil

1) Melt the coconut oil and honey over low heat.  Whisk.  Add the coconut and almond extract and stir.

2) Place 3 almonds in the bottom of each muffin tin (you need a 12 muffin tin).  Divide the coconutty goodness evenly between each tin on top of the almonds.

3) Place in the freezer for 20 – 30 minutes.

4) Meanwhile, place a cup or more choc chips in a microwave safe bowl and add the remaining coconut oil.  Heat until just barely melted.  Stir until the mixture is smooth.

5) Pour the chocolate evenly over the frozen coconut mixture.

6) Put back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.  (cover them and keep them in the freezer b/c they will melt if not frozen)

Seriously, they are easy and ridiculously yummy and so good for you!  Or at least so NOT bad for you!  Thank you, Lisa.  The original recipe can be found here:  http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/09/nourishing-and-scrumptious-mounds-candy-bars.html

However, I do not make my own chocolate 🙂  Feel free to do that.  I just wanted something quick and easy.

Enjoy!!

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