Yum Alert: Vegan Almond Joy Bars

I was never a big candy person growing up (I don’t count chocolate as candy), however, I absolutely loved Almond Joys. This alternative recipe, which uses quinoa for added texture and dairy-free chocolate, is perfect for those looking for a healthier way to fulfill their “candy” fix! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free — enjoy! Image and recipe via Skinny Ms.

Ingredients for Vegan Almond Joy bars:

  • 1/3 cup (dry) quinoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 whole dates, no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds with skins
  • 1/3 cup grated coconut (unsweetened), I used freshly grated coconut
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, for gluten-free chips I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

For instructions, go here.

 

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Rosetta is a Manhattan-born student currently living in Paris. She loves fashion, traveling, and all things kale. She's adopted the Parisian street style, yet stayed in-touch with her New York roots; she can be spotted wearing all black with a green color pop from holding her cold-pressed juice. Her religion is coconut oil and she's married to almond butter.