I’m actually not a huge fan of Almond Joy, even back in my SAD (Standard American Diet) days it wouldn’t have been my candy bar of choice. But after making THESE a few weeks ago, I was thinking of what else to put in the middle. And I thought a chewy coconut center might just be da bomb. And it is. And they’re a perfect treat to share with your valentine!
Recipe: Copycat Almond Joy Bites (makes 12-13)
1 bag dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chips (I use THESE)
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 TBSP pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (I used slivered almonds and then just chopped them smaller)
1 TBSP unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk (the kind in a can)
12-13 mini muffin cups
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips. While that’s melting, in a small bowl combine remaining ingredients. Spoon a bit of chocolate into each muffin cup. Add some of the coconut mixture on top, and then top the whole thing off with more chocolate. Set in fridge to chill, and be careful not to gobble the whole batch up!!