Homemade Paleo Almond Joys

homemade paleo almond joys

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  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 Tbl maple syrup
  • 6 Tbl extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup natural almonds


  1. Combine the coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a food processor. Blend for 2 minutes, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a 16-slotted plastic ice tray and press down. Place in the freezer while you prepare the melted chocolate.
  3. To temper the chocolate, place 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a glass bowl over a simmering pot of water. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until melted or between 110 F and 115 F.
  4. Remove from heat and place on a towel, let the chocolate cool to 95 F and add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips. Stir until smooth with the rubber spatula.
  5. Break the coconut candy from the ice trays then dip the bottom of each one in the melted chocolate and place on a wire cooling wrack. Place a dot of the melted chocolate on top of each candy to serve as glue, then place an almond on the dot.
  6. Grab a spoonful of the chocolate and pour it over each candy, smoothing it over each side until totally covered.
  7. Transfer the candies from the wire rack to parchment paper then place in the refrigerator for one hour or until set.
  8. Wrap in squares of wax paper and twist the ends shut for giving away at parties or on Halloween.
  9. Enjoy!