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Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Candy Bars

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These Almond Joy Bars are just as delicious the original candy bars. Imagine sweet coconut bars topped with a crispy almond and submerged in a dark chocolate coating. These keto coconut bars are a no-bake sugar-free dessert, incredibly easy to make with 7 ingredients and only 3 grams net carbs.

These Homemade Chocolate Coconut Almond Joy Candy Bars are a quick and easy no-bake dessert with only 7ingredients and 3g net carbs! This is the best keto treat I’ve ever tried, and the recipe is incredibly easy. A tasty, low carb, homemade version of Almond Joy candy bars!

You guys know that I have a weakness for coconut and chocolate. Growing up, I used to love bounty bars (mounds), almond joy bars. They come in a two bars packet, and I was never able to eat just one – I ate both and enjoyed each bite. Can you relate to this? 

The homemade almond joy recipe has the same texture as the original bar with a dense coconut filling and a crunchy almond in the middle. Dark chocolate, coconut, and almonds are the perfect pair in this delicious homemade dessert.

I didn’t realize that’s so easy to make these kinds of bars at home with less sugar and carbs until I tried them. It takes less than 20 minutes to whip everything up, and about 1-2 hours of waiting for them to set.

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Watch this quick step-by-step video to see exactly how easy it is to whip up the incredible Coconut Bars:

Ingredients for Keto Almond Joy Candy Bars

For this recipe, you’ll need only need 7 ingredients. Just as the original, this recipe requires chocolate, coconut, almonds, and sweetener.

This almond joy coconut bars need only  7 low carb ingredients.
  • heavy cream or coconut cream
  • low carb sweetener
  • almond extract or vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut
  • 14 whole almonds – This recipe makes 14 almond bars, so you’ll need an almond bar for each one of them. 
  • dark chocolate – I always choose a sugar-free chocolate bar or unsweetened chocolate chips.
  •  cocoa butter or coconut oil

How to Make Homemade Almond Joy Bars

To make these low carb coconut treats, I start by bringing the heavy cream to a boil and then add the sweetener. I continue stirring until I get a slightly thickened sauce. 

When that’s ready, I mix in shredded coconut and almond or vanilla extract.

This is the best keto treat I’ve ever tried, and the recipe is incredibly easy. A tasty, low carb, homemade version of Almond Joy candy bars!

Wait about 10 minutes until the mixture cools down, and you can form small coconut bars. 

Form coconut bars using your hands.

I place my keto coconut bars on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and with try to shape them into ovals. You can shape them into Easter Eggs and enjoy them with your friends and family. 

After that, I place an almond on top of each bar I freeze them for about one hour, so everything stays in place.

almond and coconut dark chocolate almond joy candy bars

It’s time to make the chocolate coating. I melt dark chocolate, cocoa butter using a double boiler. 

After that, I coat them well in melted chocolate using two forks to get rid of the chocolate excess. 

Return the bars to the freezer for another 15 minutes and enjoy!

The homemade almond joy recipe has the same texture as the original bar with a dense coconut filling and a crunchy almond in the middle. Dark chocolate, coconut, and almonds are the perfect pair in this delicious homemade dessert.

Dairy-Free Paleo Almond Joys

I love that his recipe can be easily transformed into a vegan or paleo treat. Just replace the heavy cream to coconut cream.

Also, use a paleo-approved sweetener such as Monk Fruit, Stevia or Raw Honey.

If you’re allergic to dairy, make sure to choose a dairy-free chocolate too. It’s best to double-check to be sure even if most dark chocolate out there is dairy-free.

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These Homemade Chocolate Coconut Almond Joy Candy Bars are a quick and easy no-bake dessert with only 7ingredients and 3g net carbs! This is the best keto treat I’ve ever tried, and the recipe is incredibly easy. A tasty, low carb, homemade version of Almond Joy candy bars!

Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Candy Bars

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 20 mins
Yelds 14 bars
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

These Almond Joy Bars are just as delicious the original candy bars. Imagine sweet coconut bars topped with a crispy almond and submerged in a dark chocolate coating. These keto coconut bars are sugar-free, incredibly easy to make with 7 ingredients, and only 3g net carbs.

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Coating

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Add the sweetener and continue cooking for about 4-5 minutes until the cream starts to thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and add the shredded coconut and almond extract. Let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Scoop out about 1 tbsp (about 20 grams each) of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. I made 14 molds). Wet your fingers and shape them into ovals or egg shapes.
  • Press one almond on top of an easy coconut bar. Place them into the freezer for about 1 hour to slightly harden.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and cocoa butter using a double boiler method or in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Melt until smooth and well incorporated.
  • Once firm, dip each coconut bar into the melted chocolate. Use toothpicks or two forks to completely cover the bars into the chocolate. Carefully remove excess chocolate, as shown in the step by step video.
  • Place the cholate bar onto the baking sheet and repeat with all the bars.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to set the chocolate coating.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
169kcal
Total Carbs
5g
Net Carbs
3g
Protein
2g
Fat
17g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, coconut flour
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Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Candy Bars

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3 comments
  1. 5 stars
    I made these today with coconut cream in the mix and coconut oil in the chocolate coating. They worked really well and are totally delicious. Thank you for a great recipe again.

    Jackie

  2. 5 stars
    YUM YUM YUUUUUM!!!! I have a serious chocolate craving and wanted so badly not to break keto & came across this recipe! These are better than the candy and super easy to make! I did add a couple of drops of liquid stevia to the chocolate coating and mixed dark and semi-sweet chips for the coating. I can’t say enough about this recipe, just try it and I’m sure you’ll want to leave a review too!


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