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4.65 from 14 votes

Chewy Almond Joy Candies

You won't miss this candy bar favorite any longer. With my healthy version of the classic Almond Joy candies, you can indulge without guilt.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Taryn



  • Melt coconut oil and coconut milk (if its solid) in the microwave. It takes about 30 seconds. Stir in the sweetener, coconut, vanilla, and salt.
  • Shape into 12 bars and press almonds into the tops.
  • Melt the chocolate. I do this by breaking the chocolate bar into chunks and microwaving on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave 30 more seconds. Stir. Repeat. Once it is 80% melted stop microwaving and just stir until it completely melted.
  • Drizzle chocolate on the top and sides of the bars. I used an offset spatula to get the bottom part of the sides. Refrigerate or freeze until the chocolate is hard.
  • Flip bars over and coat the bottoms. They look prettier if you can manage to cover all the coconut but they are delicious either way. If you want them to look professional do two coats of chocolate and move them to new wax paper before refrigerating.


Notes on Sweeteners: 
I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.

To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.


Serving: 1candy | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.8mg