Paleo Almond Joy

You’re going to have to make these and put them where you won’t grab at them all of the time.  I’m really excited to make these paleo Almond Joys.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c 70% (or higher) dark chocolate
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/4 c finely shredded, unsweetened coconut (also called dessicated)
  • 1 t coconut extract
  • 25 almonds, toasted

Method

Place the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring between each time. It should only take 2 cycles to get the chocolate melted.

Line a mini-cupcake pan with paper liners. Using a spoon, drop about 1 tablespoon worth of chocolate on the bottom of the liner and swirl it around with the spoon, making sure the chocolate gets on the sides of the liner! Place in the fridge to harden, about 5 minutes.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the coconut oil, sugar, dessicated coconut and coconut extract. Mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Using a clean spoon, drop about 1 tablespoon worth of the mixture into the center of the hardened chocolate. Place in the fridge to harden, about 10 minutes.

Top each candy with the rest of the chocolate. Use your finger to smooth it, if ya gotta! Top with a cooled, toasted almond and stick the pan in the fridge to harden.

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