Last week I read a post about nourishing almond joy candy bars at home and I’ve been wanting to try them. However, I haven’t gotten around to getting all the ingredients, so I thought I’d try to make almond joy energy balls instead. These can definitely be eaten between meals as a healthy snack on the go. If your watching calories, these contain approx. 80 per ball, which means 2 would be ideal.
They came out great! This recipe makes about 20 walnut size balls.
1 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
6 dates, pitted
3 Tbs. extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1/2 Cup chopped dark chocolate bar
1/4 tsp. almond extract (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1. Place the almonds and coconut in a food processor and blend until they are finely chopped.
2. Next, add the dates, coconut oil, chocolate chunks and optional extracts. Continue to pulse until you see a dough start to form.
3. Finally, roll into balls the size of walnuts and store in the fridge were they will keep for about 1-2 weeks, if they’re not eaten by then 🙂