almond joy clean eating holiday treats

Clean Eating Almond Joy Bites

8:44 AMJaime Messina

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Prep Time: 20 mins Serves: 10-12

I found this recipe while looking for healthy holiday baking treats. These are gluten free, vegan, raw, and free of any refined sugars! Such a great substitution for an actual candy bar! 

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup raw almonds (whole)
  • 12 pitted dates 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus 1 cup to roll finished bites in.
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 Tbsp. pure maple syrup. 
Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup organic baking cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil 
  • 2-3 Tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup 


DIRECTIONS
  1. Add ingredients for the bites into a food processor and process until a sticky dough is formed. Be careful not to over process, there should still be pieces of almond visible. 
  2. Fill a shallow dish with shredded coconut, set parchment paper down to put rolled bites onto.
  3. Roll the dough into 1.5 inch balls and place in the shredded coconut, rolling an even coat. Place finished bite on parchment paper. 
  4. Take 1/4 melted coconut oil and mix with 1/4 cup baking cocoa, 2-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Whisk thoroughly. 
  5. Place mixture in a piping bag or you can use a plastic baggy by cutting a very small hole in the corner of the bag. 
  6. slowly pour the chocolate mixture over the bites in a zig zag fashion.
  7. Place the bites in the fridge until the chocolate hardens!
  8. Enjoy!!



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