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This Almond Joy Recipe Is a Better-For-You Treat

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Chocolate Covered Almond-Coconut Bars

Making this Almond Joy recipe at home gives you have full control over the ingredients, ensuring you can enjoy treats totally guilt-free (and without hurting your daily macros!)

The Power of Dark Cacao Chocolate and Dates

One of the star ingredients in this recipe is dark cacao chocolate. Besides its rich, indulgent flavor, dark chocolate packs a healthy punch. It’s loaded with antioxidants, which are scientifically shown to support heart health, enhance brain function, and even elevate your mood. Opt for dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao to reduce added sugar.

And naturally sweeten your Almond Joy bars with dates! A good source of fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals, dates are a nourishing alternative to traditional refined sugar.

Coconut and Almonds: More Than Just Flavor

Coconut and almonds not only contribute to the classic taste of Almond Joy bars but also come with their own set of health perks. Coconut is a good source of healthy fats, which can aid in metabolism and provide sustained energy. And almonds are a powerhouse of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, making them a smart choice for your overall health.

Originally published April 2021, updated October 2023

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Healthy, delicious and simple: That’s what we’re about at MyFitnessPal! We make our recipes in our own test kitchen or our registered dietitian hand-selects them personally. Look for nutrition information at the bottom of the recipe or log it directly to MyFitnessPal through the “Log-It” button. Check out our entire collection or explore: low-carb, high-protein • high-fiber • gluten-free • dairy-free • vegetarian • vegan • low sodium


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