Homemade Almond Joy (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) - PrettyPies.com
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Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars

Classic Almond Joy made healthier! Coconut filling, roasted almonds in a chocolate shell. It's easy to make your own mini candy bars in an ice cube tray.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, halloween, homemade candy, keto, paleo, sugar-free, vegan
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Emily



  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs coconut butter melted
  • 2 Tbs canned coconut milk warm
  • 2 Tbs powdered monkfruit
  • dash of pink salt
  • splash of coconut extract optional
  • 1.5 3oz bars dark chocolate  chopped (sugar-free for keto)
  • 2.5 tsp virgin coconut oil
  • 14 dry roasted almonds


  • Melt coconut butter by placing it in a bowl of warm water. Stir well to incorporate the oil.
  • In a food processor, add all ingredients for the filling and blend for about 10 seconds until well combined. Taste and adjust for sweetness and flavor. Set aside. (If mixture does not hold shape, refrigerate it for 10 minutes to firm up)
  • Chop chocolate into large chunks and place chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe glass measuring cup. Melt in the microwave using 30 second intervals. Stir smooth.
  • Pour about 1 tsp chocolate into each well of the ice cube tray. Tilt the tray to make a thin coat halfway up the sides. Save the remaining chocolate for pouring on top.
  • Using an oval shaped 1/2 Tbs measuring spoon, scoop the coconut mixture to form the candy filling. Press an almond on top.
  • Use your hands to re-shape the candy filling, if needed, to fit neatly inside the wells (careful not to make them too wide)
  • Repeat for remaining filling mixture. Pour chocolate on top.
  • Freeze the candies for 30-60 minutes until solid.
  • When set, twist the ice cube tray to “crack” the candies free. Invert the ice cube tray onto a platter for easy removal. Enjoy!


To store: keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.
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Coconut Butter (also known as manna)
Coconut Milk from Amazon
Food Processor from Amazon
Powdered Monkfruit*
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*I make homemade by blending the classic granules in a blender for 10 seconds
Natural Coconut Extract from Amazon


Calories: 140kcal