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.