Raw Almond Joy Bites


Raw Almond Joy Bites


While I am not much of a candy or chocolate person in general, I can appreciate the amazing flavor combination that is known as an Almond Joy. Really, unless you don’t like coconut, how could you not like Almond Joy? In my opinion, it’s the perfect marriage of tropical and decadent rolled into one. Win/win as far as I am concerned.

Raw Almond Joy Bites

In some not so shocking news, Almond Joy’s are not what most would consider healthy. Delicious? Completely. Healthy? Eh, not so much. The good news is that I have a healthier, raw version of the classic candy bar that will be sure to please any Almond Joy lover without too much guilt.

Go ahead, whip up a batch and enjoy.

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Raw Almond Joy Bites
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 10-12

Raw Almond Joy Bites that are gluten free, vegan, raw and free of any refined sugars.
  • 1 cup raw almonds (whole)
  • 12 pitted dates
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut + 1 cup to roll finished bites in
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 Tbsp. coconut nectar or 100% pure maple syrup
  • ***Chocolate Drizzle:***
  • ¼ cup organic baking cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup organic virgin coconut oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the bites to a food processor.
  2. Process until ingredients form a sticky dough (some pieces of almond will be visible, which is okay, so don’t over process).
  3. Lay out a piece of parchment paper to set your finished bites on, and fill a shallow dish with 1 cup of the shredded coconut to roll the bites in.
  4. When finished processing, roll the dough with your hands into 1.5 inch balls and place into the shallow dish of coconut, rolling to evenly coat. Place finished bite on the parchment parchment paper.
  5. In a microwave safe dish, melt ¼ cup of coconut oil until it is in liquid form.
  6. Add in ¼ cup baking cocoa, and 2-3 Tbsp. of 100% pure maple syrup. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  7. Place chocolate mixture into a piping bag, or use a ziplock bag, cutting a very small slit in the bottom corner to create a piping bag.
  8. Pipe the chocolate mixture in a zig-zag pattern over the top of each bite, then place bites in the fridge to allow chocolate to harden.
  9. Store finished bites in refrigerator until ready to serve.

This recipe will make 10-12 bites.


4 comments on Raw Almond Joy Bites

  1. Barbara
    February 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my deliciousness!! Made these the other day and am in love! They taste so sinful!! Thank u much for the recipe!!

    • Danielle
      March 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you enjoyed them! They are one of my favorite sweet treats!

  2. Joy
    June 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks amazing! I was wondering if you can replace coconut oil with another kind of oil? Maybe olive? Would it be the same?
    Also, can the maple syrup be replaced with honey?

    • Danielle
      June 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Joy! In this particular recipe, coconut oil is necessary as it hardens when at room temp. Also, olive oil or any other kind of oil would completely change the taste. Maple syrup should be fine if replaced with honey. Hope that helps!


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