Raw Almond Joy Bars


Easy-to-make, yummy gluten, sugar, and dairy free, raw almond joy bars

First Layer:

  • 3/4 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup raw coconut sugar or xylitol
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • pinch Himalayan salt
Whisk all ingredients together and pour into oiled 8 x 8-inch glass pan. Set in refrigerator aside making topping. The bottom layer should be set up (but not completely hard) before adding the next layer.

Second Layer

  • 2 cups of dried, unsweetened, raw coconut
  • 2/3 cup coconut butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons raw agave nectar or (xylitol dissolved in little water)
  • 1-2 teaspoons organic almond flavoring (not raw)

1. Place coconut in medium bowl.
2. Whisk coconut butter (not the same as coconut oil), agave/xylitol and almond flavor. Pour over coconut and mix well.
3. Pat over first layer, top with chopped almonds and ganache. (see below)
4. Refrigerate to set.

Third Layer

  • 1/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped