Are you craving Almond Joy bars? Who wouldn’t! Remember those coconuty delicious treats we drooled over when we were little? You can actually find vegan candy bars very similar to Almond Joys made by the company Go Max Go (look for their Mahalo Bar). But if you can’t get your paws on those, you can satisfy your sweet tooth cravings by making your own!
Rejoice because we have a fully vegan and healthier version of those for you to make at home. This recipe from the Clean Desserts cookbook will become your new best friend! Well, almost…
So what exactly are the classic almond joy bars made of? They are made with a sweet shredded coconut mixture and covered in chocolate ganache after placing a whole almond inside. What’s not to like? The combination’s just spectacular! Sweet, chewy, crunchy perfection.
The key step for these almond joy bars is to make the filling super compact. Don’t overlook this step since it will make your bars feel like firm and bounty-like. Are you excited to make these yet?
These bars are ideal for preparing with your little ones! Simple and few ingredients and quick to make. The best part is that they are way more natural than their original version, so it can be a fun treat to share with friends, family, kids, and beyond.
What better way to inspire children to choose healthier foods than to include them in the cooking process? Trust me, it works! It’s not always convenient with our busy schedules but making time for it every now and then will make a big difference. Let them get their hands dirty and leave a bit of a mess on the counter! It’s only a wipe off after.
This Clean Desserts book is a gem, especially for those of you who are gluten-free. It’s full of amazingly delicious recipes that are all completely gluten-free. And want to know the best part? There’s absolutely no baking! Can you believe that? Dreamy!
You’ll find treasures like Caramel Pecan Oatcakes, crispy chocolate tahini bars, and mango chocolate cheesecake. Need I say more?
The author of this must-have book is Karielyn Tillman. She brought to life the fantastic blog “The Healthy Family & Home.” This blog is full of amazing resources for those interested in plant-based clean eating. This author from New Orleans, Louisiana is hugely passionate, finding joy in preparing clean, non-processed foods. If you’re looking for uber-healthy guilt-free indulgences, “Clean Desserts” is your book!
Vegan almond joy bars recipe excerpted from Clean Desserts: Delicious No-Bake Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookies, Bars, Balls, and More. By Karielyn Tillman, with permission from Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Copyright 2019 by Karielyn Tillman. Photographs by Karielyn Tillman. Please note that this article contains affiliate links that help support our work at World of Vegan!
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Woah!! I loved Almond Joys as a kid and these look like they’re not too intimidating! What a great recipe!
Holy moly – these bars taste even better than the original! I used to sneak the mini versions out of my sister’s Halloween stash when we were little – lol. I love coconut, chocolate, and nuts, so these are perfection in my eyes. I didn’t even know that you could make your own! It’s a bit dangerous knowing that I can make them any time I want, though! So creamy, chewy, and decadent. You have to try these at least once (and become addicted like me)!
I have always loved almond joy bars so was so excited to know how to make and veganize them. The combination of sweet chewy coconut and dark chocolate is amazing. So happy to have these in my recipe repertoire!
All the comfort of a candy bar with none of the animal products or processed bad stuff. A total vegan candy bar win. Plus, how gorgeous are they?!?!
These vegan coconut bars are a dream!!! So easy to make and so delicious 🙂