If you’ve been missing candy, you have to whip up a batch of these delicious Keto almond joy bites! Rich chocolate, flaky coconut, and crunchy almonds come together for a treat so delicious, you’ll never believe they’re low carb.
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Keto “Almond Joy” Bites
Who doesn’t get a craving for candy every now and again?
I drastically prefer how I feel without sugar in my diet, believe me. But I’ll admit that I still miss some of the classics I used to enjoy. So rather than feel deprived, I like to try to recreate Keto versions of my old favorites.
Let me tell you right now: these Keto almond joy bites are not only delicious, I think they’re BETTER than the high-carb, high-sugar, store-bought version! They taste so much fresher, and the flavor combination is out of this world.
After all, how can you go wrong with flaky coconut and a crunchy almond encased in rich, delicious chocolate?
This simple recipe makes 12 Keto copycat almond joy bites, and each one has about 150 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of fiber. That’s only 2 net carbs per bite!
So do yourself a favor and whip up a batch so you have these amazing candy bites to enjoy any time your sweet tooth strikes. What a delicious way to squash your cravings.
Is Coconut Good For Keto?
YES! …as long as it’s unsweetened.
Sweetened coconut flakes can have around 7 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons. Definitely not what we’re looking for.
Unsweetened coconut, on the other hand, has around 2 net carbs and only 1 gram of sugar for the same serving size. Much, much better.
Coconut is also packed with healthy fats and antioxidants. So by adding it to your Keto almond joys, you’re actually getting a nice health boost from your dessert! How great is that?
Can You Eat Keto Almond Joy Bites As Fat Bombs?
In fact, each bite has about 15 grams of fat with only 2 net carbs. That makes them an excellent option for a fat bomb.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a fat bomb is a bite-sized treat that helps you reach your fat macros. They can be sweet or savory, although the sweet variety tends to be more popular. They’re a great Keto-friendly way to satisfy your dessert craving!
If you’re looking for more options, some of my favorites are my pumpkin pie fat bombs, frozen chocolate swirl fat bombs, and chocolate almond Keto fat bombs. And, of course, these Keto almond joy fat bombs.
How Do You Store Keto Almond Joy Bites?
Because of the chocolate shell, these fat bombs definitely need to be chilled to keep them from melting.
Once they’ve fully set, I recommend storing them in an airtight container or even a gallon bag for easy grabbing. You could store them in the refrigerator, but the chocolate will be more stable for longer if you keep them in the freezer.
Before enjoying, I recommend setting them out at room temperature for a few minutes to let them soften.
How To Make Keto Copycat Almond Joy Bites
Place the coconut flakes in a food processor or blender.
Add the sugar substitute, butter, and two tablespoons of the coconut oil to the food processor or blender, then pulse until the mixture is well-combined. You want the ingredients to form a thick mixture that clumps together.
Form the mixture into 12 evenly-shaped balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and flatten them slightly with your hand.
Press an almond into the center of each coconut ball, then place the tray in the freezer for one hour so the mixture can set.
When the time is almost up, add the baking chips and remaining coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the mixture for 30 seconds at a time, stirring at each interval, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well-combined. Let the chocolate cool slightly.
Dip each ball of the coconut mixture into the chocolate, ensuring it’s well-coated, then place it back onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Return the tray to the freezer for an additional 15 minutes so the almond joy bites can fully set.
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- Place the coconut flakes, sugar substitute, butter and two tablespoons of the coconut oil into a food processor or blender, and pulse until the mixture is well combined and has formed a thick mixture that clumps together.
- Form the mixture into 12 evenly shaped balls, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, flattening them slightly with your hand.
- Press an almond into the center of each fat bomb bite.
- Place the tray into the freezer to set for one hour.
- Add the baking chips and remaining coconut oil to a bowl that is microwave safe. Heat the mixture for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well combined.
- Let the chocolate cool slightly.
- Dip the fat bomb bites into the chocolate, and place them back onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Return the tray to the freezer for an additional 15 minutes to set before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!