“Sometimes you feel like a nut”…yep that sounds about right. In fact I’d say most of the time I feel like one, with all interpretations taken into account. Remember that catch phrase? Well whether you recall or not, Almond Joys have been a favorite sinful pastime for many years. They are coconutty and chewy and chocolatey and well, all the stuff that dreams are made of. After going primal or paleo, candy like this is a thing of the past, right? Well, not entirely! In fact, there are lots of ways to adapt some of your former, over-processed, junk food favorites into whole food goodness. And this is another fine example, lucky for us! Did you know that the traditional Hershey brand version of this tasty treat has over 25 ingredients? Say what?! TWENTY-FIVE! Alternatively, this beauty has only 8, that’s EIGHT! And eight is great if you ask me. So without further ado, Paleo Almond Delights, a treat that will make even junky foodies happy!
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 tablespoon coconut flour
3 tablespoons local raw honey
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
Whole almonds (approximately 12)
¾ cup melted dark /semi sweet chocolate (how to melt here)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl making sure to incorporate thoroughly
Using slightly greased hands (this mixture is sticky), make small rectangular shapes, or round balls if that’s easier
Place formed coconut shapes onto foil or parchment paper
Press one almond into the top of each
Now take your melted dark chocolate and spoon over the tops, making sure to saturate all sides
Gently move wet candies (I use a spatula) onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place into freezer for 10-15 minutes or until chocolate hardens again
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