a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

A healthy dark chocolate, coconut, and almond treat

on February 7 | in Appetizers, Baking, Desserts, Food, Snacks, Uncategorized | by | with 8 Comments

 

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

This time of year there is no lack of sweet treats. With every turn we are tempted with flashy displays of tempting sweets. That doesn’t mean we always need to fall into temptation. One of my most desired delights are of a famous milk chocolate, coconut, and almond treat that we are all familiar with. Picking apart its star ingredients I have created its healthier cousin. With only a few minutes and ingredients a craving is conquered with out unnecessary calories.

Start by laying out your ingredients and mini baking cups. You could easily just lay out a sheet of parchment paper. The cups will ensure a petite shape.

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

Pipe chocolate into containers or on paper, sprinkle with sweetened or unsweetened if you want to make an even healthier option, top with almond.

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

Allow to cool in a refrigerator until chocolate has re-hardened and enjoy!

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

Yield: 7 candies

Ingredients:

  • 1 CUP dark chocolate chips
  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • raw almonds
  • mini baking cups or parchment paper
  • zipper top sandwich baggie

Directions:

  • Pour chocolate chips into a zipper top baggie, zip top, microwave for 90 seconds in 30 second intervals flipping bag each time.
  • Allow chocolate to pour to one corner of the bag and cut the tip off using scissors. This creates a piping bag to place the chocolate neatly where you want it. Toss the bag when empty. Pipe about 1 Tablespoon of chocolate into each baking cup.
  • Sprinkle as little or as much coconut flakes that you desire over chocolate and top with a raw almond.
  • refrigerate until chilled and chocolate is reset.

a healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Homemade almond coconut dark chocolate treat. with recipe.

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8 Responses to A healthy dark chocolate, coconut, and almond treat

  1. Katie says:

    I’ve also done this by adding cranberries and orange zest. It’s delicious!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Sounds delicious. Very clever idea!

  3. Lizz says:

    Luv it, such a simple way to make yummy treats! Thanks

  4. You had me at coconut and chocolate…. yum… it is even something I can cook!

  5. tanna says:

    Oh, these ARE my favorites. ;) Glad to see a healthier version of my weakness. blessings ~ tanna

  6. Angie Webb says:

    Great idea for a yummy treat. I am enjoying all of the posts from Folk

  7. Adrienne says:

    I’m going to try this topped with toasted coconut and toasted almonds, and maybe cashews,,

  8. Oh my goodness. Easy and yummy, how can you go wrong?

    Jeanette

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