Healthy Almond Joy Bites - Coconut, almonds and dark chocolate are sweetened with dates to make a joyful combination of sweetness.
These little bites taste just like an almond joy thanks to the sweetness of Medjool dates and coconut. Unlike refined sugar, dates are naturally sweet, full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals; sweet without guilt. They are a much better alternative to refined sugar to add sweetness to your life.
Healthy Almond Joy Bites are so easy to make, with only a few ingredients that are blended together in a food processor and then rolled and dipped in chocolate. They are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy kind of way and so are these No Bake Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownies.
Healthy Almond Joy Bites
This recipe makes 18 to 24 bites depending on how large or small you make them.
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- 13 pitted dates
- 1 ½ Cups Unsweetened Coconut
- Up to1 Tablespoon of Water
- 6 to 8 Ounces Organic Dark Chocolate 70%or 80% Cacao
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 18 to 20 almonds
- Place dates and coconut into a food processor and process until they form a thick paste that you can shape with your hands
- If the mixture is dry, add water gradually and blend until consistency is reached.
- Roll the mixture into oblong pieces that are about one inch long
- Press an almond on top of each piece
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove with a double boiler
- Dip the date/coconut pieces into the chocolate and place on parchment or waxed paper
- Place in refrigerator until chocolate sets
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
Eileen Kelly says
I am in heaven about the ingredients in this recipe. I love how you have made a healthy almond joy, which happens to be a weakness of mine. I have all the ingredients and i cannot wait to make these.
I love these! I need to stock up on some dates, the only problem I have with these is that I will eat almost all of these in one sitting!
Andrea ThePetiteCook says
These look so yummy! A lovely idea for a nice little guilt-free treat!
Kim @ Berly's Kitchen says
These look so tasty! I could eat a ton of them and not think twice. Almond Joys used to be one of my favorite candy bars, so I'm sure these would be awesome!
What an awesome spin on almond joys! I love that it is healthier too!
These almond joy bites look like the perfect homemade treat for Mother's Day! They look delicious!
Anne Murphy says
That sounds like such a treat! Coconut and dates together sound terrific!
Kat@Home. Made. Interest. says
Wow these little bites look like such a great guilt-free dessert! I love dates and I can't wait to give these a try.
YUMMY!! These look amazing and I know my daughter will love them. She’s obsessed with dates and almond butter for a snack (she’s 3 lol) so dates with chocolate are certain to be a hit!
Sara Lehman says
These look fantastic! I love dates and healthier sweet snacks!
Oh man, I know these are healthy but they look dangerously good! Was a great sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about!
Femi. O says
I'm usually quite meh about almond nuts on their own (more of a cashew nut fan really) but I can't resist anything covered in chocolate and I will absolutely annihilate a bunch of almond joys so it's great to know how to make them!
Carol Rouillard says
I'm always amazed that people comment when they have not even tried the recipe. Not very helpful.
Hi Carol, Thanks for your feedback!