Clean Treats: Almond (Real True) Joy Bark


It has been a week since Halloween, so by now you have either thrown away, donated or eaten all of your Almond Joy bars, right? What if I told you that a superior version could be made by you with only four real food ingredients? And it is easy. And ready in an hour, though you only need to put in about seven minutes of hands-on time. In my opinion, that would be some real true JOY!

Recipe: Almond (Real True) Joy Bark


  • 1 cup high quality dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds (love almonds? then use more!)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

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1. Place a thin layer (around 1/4 inch deep) of unsweetened coconut on parchment or Silpat on a baking sheet.
photo 4 2.¬†Sprinkle the almonds over the top. Be sure the almonds aren’t on top of each other, spread them out.

3. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil until smooth.
4. Spoon or slowly pour the chocolate over the coconut/almond layer.
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5. Put it in the freezer until it hardens (30 minutes or so).
photo 1 6.¬†Crack off pieces and enjoy. It will slowly soften, so I like to wrap my piece in a paper towel if I’m planning on savoring each bite.
7. Store in a ziplock in the fridge.
Preparation time: 7 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8


Do you have a soft spot for treats? Here are some other great ideas for clean treats!

Lean.Green.Kitchen Clean Treats

Kids Clean Up: Chocolate Syrup

Kids Clean Up: Magic Shell

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3 thoughts on “Clean Treats: Almond (Real True) Joy Bark

  1. What a great recipe. This is one I will actually try! My “secret” almond joy stash is in the cupboard where I usually forget about it. I said “Usually”…..
    Thanks, Jenn.
    Also, I have been saving an article I cut out of the New York Times sometime this past summer. I will eventually get it to you because I thought it was very interesting and I thought you would be interested in it as well. It is an article about the canned tomato industry here in the Sacramento valley. I have no clue why it appeared in the Sunday Op-Ed section.
    One more “also” – I have been listening to the audio book of “Cooked” while I drive around town and wish I could have made the trip to Nevada City tonight to hear MIchael Pollan speak. Thanks for putting that book on my radar. It really reinforces what I need to be doing in the kitchen and at the grocery store.

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