Joyful Almond Bars

Oh how I love me some Almond Joy bars. I think it was sometimes around Halloween when the craving striked. Since then, a lot of my sweet cravings were chocolate and coconutty. So, naturally I decided to make my own more nutritious version: Joyful Almond Bars. Made with 4 simple ingredients. Check it out. 

Joyful Almond Bars

  • 4 cups shredded coconut

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

In a food processor blend together coconut, dates, vanilla, and coconut milk. Place in a 9x13x2 pan and spread evenly. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt dark chocolate chips (or chocolate sauce). Remove the coconut from the freezer. Pour and spread the chocolate sauce on top of the coconut. Top with almonds. Place tray in refrigerator until chocolate layer sets. Cut into squares and enjoy.