Commercial candy bars are full of processed junk but check out this Gluten-free Almond Joy Dessert Bars recipe! Here is a whole food alternative to satisfy your craving without using any questionable ingredients. The only problem will be limiting yourself to just one!
Jump to Recipe Print RecipeAs with many recipes, success is often dependent on what tools you use. For this knock-off of Almond Joy bars, a large food processor with a decent motor is a must. That said, I used my dinky one, and even though I had to make it in batches, it worked alright. But these bars are going to become addicting, and when you find yourself making them every single week, you might decide to upgrade. 🙂
Plus, there are only 5 ingredients. How many commercial candy bars can say that?
Vegan & Gluten Free Almond Joy Dessert Bars Recipe:
Gluten-free Almond Joy Bars
- 6 tbsp almond butter
- 12 large dates pits removed
- 3 tbsp coconut shreds I used Trader Joe's Roasted Coconut
- 12 raw almonds 1 3.5-oz high quality dark chocolate bar make sure to read the ingredients to be sure it's vegan!
- Combine the almond butter and the dates in a food processor. Process until the dates are finely chopped.
- Add the coconut and process 1 minute more.
- Using a tablespoon, form rectangular shaped bars. Top each one with an almond. Place these on a plate and put in the freezer for at least 60 minutes.
- In a small pot, melt the chocolate. Make sure not to burn.
- Remove the bars from the freezer and drizzle with melted chocolate. Let the chocolate cool. You can put them back in the freezer to speed up the process.
- Enjoy, and try not to eat them all in one sitting!
You can buy this great food processor to make these yummy bars!
Recipe Bio: I’m Sarah White, Owner of Mindfully Frugal Mom, and I believe passionately that eating natural foods does not have to break the bank. I devote my time to creating a healthy lifestyle for my family while saving money. In my limited spare time I can be found having dance parties to musical theater with my 2 preschoolers.
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