These easy almond joy bites are only six ingredients and make the perfect simple after dinner treat to satisfy a sweet tooth!
What you’ll need to make almond joy bites
- Food processor – I use a Ninja food processor
- Some recipes using a food processor could also be made in a blender, but I do not recommend a blender for this recipe!
- Measuring cups & spoons
- Sheet pan or plate that will fit in your fridge or freezer
- Parchment paper
- Air tight container for storage
- Fresh Medjool dates: I use fresh medjool dates because they blend easier due to the increased moisture. But don’t forget to remove the inner pits! You can carefully make a small cut along the date…or just rip them open like I do and remove the pit.
- Unsweetened coconut: The dates will add sweetness to this recipe, so I avoid the additional added sugar from sweetened coconut and choose an unsweetened variety. It could be shredded coconut, coconut flakes, and I bet toasted coconut flakes would be delish too!
- Almond extract: we’re just adding some extra flavor here!
- Whole almonds: Optional topping, but if you’re going for the almond joy theme…do it
- Chocolate chips: for dipping or drizzling
- Coconut oil: Optional, but it can help melt the chocolate chips and also makes it easier to drizzle
First, add your (pitted!) dates, coconut, and almond extract to your food processor and blend until mostly smooth and sticky. After about a minute or two of blending, my mixture tends to stay chunky, but it will stick together and hold it’s shape. Roll em up into whatever size you desire and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Next, top with an almond if you’re going for the whole almond joy theme here.
Finally, you’ll melt the chocolate and coconut oil, if using, in the microwave just until it becomes smooth. Drizzle or dip your bites and then place them in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate sets. I usually freeze mine for ~10 minutes.
Store these bites in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy! *While I haven’t personally tried freezing these (they’re definitely gone quick), I bet they would freeze well if you wanted to make a larger batch all at once.
If you have leftover coconut flakes…you should definitely throw it into my nut & seed granola recipe!
Almond Joy BitesPrint Recipe
- 1 cup fresh medjool dates, pitted 8-10 dates
- 2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 20 almonds or 1 almond per bite
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp coconut oil
- Add your (pitted!) dates, coconut, and almond extract to food processor and blend until smooth – I do 1-2 minutes
- Roll the mixture up into whatever bite size desired and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paperI usually get ~20 small bites from this recipe
- Top each bite with an almond – optionalI press the almond down into the bite and then do a little touch up shaping
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil, if using, in the microwave just until it becomes smoothI usually do 2 rounds of 15 seconds, mixing in between
- Drizzle or dip your bites into the chocolate and then place them back on your baking sheet and into the fridge or freezer until the chocolate setsI usually pop mine in the freezer for ~10 minutes
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!I haven't personally tried freezing these (they're gone quick!), but I bet they would freeze well if you wanted to make a larger batch all at once.