Almond Joy Bars

Yesterday I reached out to the Facebook world to ask my millions of followers (and by millions I mean like 5) what I should make for today’s post. Do you “like” my Facebook page? You should. Anyways, lots of people suggested I make something minty and chocolate-y. Which I  was very close to creating. Until someone swooped in and suggested Almond Joys. Ummm hello. That clearly won the prize . I used to LOVE Almond Joys. I was that weird child who hoarded the Almond Joys at Halloween when all of the other children were collecting Skittles and Reese’s Cups. I liked to think I had a more sophisticated taste than the other children. Okay, Taylor.

It was HOT yesterday. And let me tell you, it’s not good to have 25+ inch hair when it’s that hot. Especially when you’re working out. Basically it just whips around and sticks to your face. It’s a hot look, let me tell you. Thank God for Lululemon headbands the size of your entire head. Lulu always understands.

Did I tell you I went to Nashville last week? I did. And one day we ate lunch at a place called Burger Up. It was awesome. When I heard they had grass-fed burgers and use local ingredients, I was totally in. I made my cousin and sister come with me. They could care less about grass-fed burgers. But I made them go anyways and it was fab. And they had some pretttttty awesome sweet potato fries. You know I can’t say no to sweet potato fries. I would highly recommend that place if you ever travel to Nashville.

In other food related news, I made Juli from PaleOMG’s Raspberry Lemon Pancakes over the weekend. TWICE. They were that good. I actually left out the raspberry and lemon and added chocolate chips instead. Holy moly they were good you guys. That is definitely going to be my go-to pancake recipe from now on. The fluff was unlike anything I had ever seen before. They were like little pillows on my plate. I felt like I should be sleeping on them instead of eating them. Is that weird? Don’t answer that.

Okay, that’s enough about food. I will leave you with this: My birthday is coming up next month. So if you could so kindly drop a puppy off on my front door, I would be forever grateful.  K thanks.

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  • Yield: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15-20 almonds
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients besides chocolate chips and almonds to a food processor and pulse until well combined (this should be able to be pressed into the bottom of a pan like a crust, so be sure not to process too long!)
  2. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9×4 inch bread pan (or something similar).
  3. Press almonds individually into the top of coconut layer, spacing them out throughout the pan.
  4. Melt chocolate chips (in microwave or in double boiler on stove).
  5. Pour chocolate evenly over bottom layer.
  6. Place bars into the freezer until chocolate hardens completely (about 30-45 minutes).
  7. Let bars thaw for a few minutes at room temperature, then cut into small pieces (I got about 16).
  8. Enjoy!
  9. **Store in refrigerator or freezer

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1 comment

  1. Julianna @ Julianna Bananna May 14, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

    almond joys are the best! these look so good. adding them to the list of things i can’t wait to make when i move out of the dorms to an apartment in a month!!

    it’s 100 degrees in LA today. i’m tempted to chop all my hair off because of how annoying it is in the heat, haha.

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