This recipe is for a flavorful, nutritious snack that you can take with you, or just enjoy it at home as a dessert, or as breakfast! Yes – a recipe that can be dessert and/or breakfast!
- 2 cups almonds (raw or crispy nuts)
- ½ cup flax meal (flax seeds ground in a blender)
- ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- ½ cup unsalted almond butter (like peanut butter, made from almonds instead)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup coconut oil (unrefined is best; could probably sub butter here)
- 1-2 Tbs honey
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 2-3 teaspoons homemade vanilla extract (or at least real)
- a few squares dark chocolate, less than half a bar needed for thin layer (optional)
- Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor
- Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
- In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat,
- Remove coconut oil from stove, stir sweeteners and vanilla into oil
- Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
- Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish
- Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
- In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
- Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
- Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve
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Crystal Green says
I love Almond Joys and these look so good!! Thanks for sharing.