Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paleo "Almond Joy" and "Reeses Cups" recipes...

I have a huge sweet tooth! Unfortunately it is my one weakness I have yet to overcome. :( So I have been trying to make some of my favorite candy bars in a much healthier way. Also my kids love to have candy, what kids don't? So having healthier "mock" candy bars around just makes sense.

Here are 2 of my favorite candy bar remakes...
(Quick tip...Store both in freezer. The coconut oil will melt at room temperature, so they are best kept cold.)

Paleo friendly "Almond Joy" cups...
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These are AMAZING!!!
Ingredients: (Makes 24 mini cups)
3 cups unsweetened coconut
3 tbsp honey (local if you have it)
5 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of salt

24 almonds
2 85% or more dark chocolate bars. I used Lindt 85% dark chocolate bars.

Combine coconut, honey, coconut oil, and salt in food processor. I used the chop button on my machine. Mix for a couple minutes, it will be still be chunky looking...
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Use a mini muffin pan. You can add paper mini muffin cups if you want. I didn't but it will make them easy to remove from pan. Anyways Melt 3/4 of one of the bars with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil in microwave till it melts (about 1 minute). Spoon just enough chocolate for a small layer on the bottom of each cup. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes till set. Spoon coconut mixture evenly into each cup making sure to leave enough place at the top for more chocolate. Press mixture with fingers until it is flat in the cup. Press an almond into the middle of each cup.
Mix the rest of the chocolate bar and the 2nd bar in microwave with 1/2 tsp coconut oil in microwave and melt. Spoon over the top making sure to cover the almond and sides. Place in freezer to full set.
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(To remove the cups from the medal mini muffin pan if you didn't use liners. Take a very sharp tip knife and push down the side of the cup and it should just pop out. Make sure they are frozen when removing.)
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My other favorite is Peanut butter cups...
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Ingredients (Makes about 20 cups)
1 cup almond butter or any nut butter (I made mine using 2 cups of raw almonds)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp honey
pinch of salt
1 85% or more dark chocolate bars. I used a Lindt 85% dark chocolate bar.

Mix all ingredients except chocolate in food processor fro about 5-6 minutes till it is good and blended. Spoon mixture into mini baking cups.
Mix chocolate bar and 1/2 tsp coconut oil in microwave till melted. Spoon on top of nut butter mixture and freeze for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

I hope you guys will try these super easy recipes out and let me know what you think...

What's you favorite candy bar?


  1. these look yummy! Can't wait to try.