Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.

| vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free |

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.  | vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #almondjoy #dates #paleo #vegan #coconut #stuffeddates #almond #dessert

I've made us some Almond Joy Stuffed Dates, my friends! These bite-sized bites of delicious magic are everything you've ever dreamed of for a sweet snack/ dessert/ mid-afternoon pick me up.

Think everything you love about an Almond Joy Bar and then imagine it's a Healthy Almond Joy Bar. I know, it hardly even makes sense. I've taken the all things sugar candy bar and made it all things healthy. But don't worry, these little bites are as delicious as the original.

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates:

  • Sweet dates are stuffed with shredded coconut then dipped in chocolate.
  • Paleo almond joy (and vegan almond joy) are sweet, magic, sugar-free snacks.
  • Coconut + chocolate because there is no better combination.
  • The crunchy almond brings it all together.
  • Make lots. You'll want to share the love so you'll need a big batch.

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.  | vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #almondjoy #dates #paleo #vegan #coconut #stuffeddates #almond #dessert

Healthy Almond Joy

I know that calling a dessert recipe healthy isn't the best way to sell it. In my mind, dessert = sinfully delicious and who cares if it's healthy. Are you the same?

But sometimes all the stars align and we can have both. Case in point: Almond Joy Stuffed Dates.

(Chocolate Banana Ice Cream and AB&J Breakfast Cookies are two more delicious + healthy dessert recipes that come to mind.)

Please please please make these Almond Joy vegan + paleo + crazy delicious dessert loves of my life. I promise you'll fall hard for them. ♡♡♡

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.  | vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #almondjoy #dates #paleo #vegan #coconut #stuffeddates #almond #dessert

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Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.  | vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #almondjoy #dates #paleo #vegan #coconut #stuffeddates #almond #dessert

Coconut Almond Joy Dates

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 30 almond joy dates 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.

| vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free |


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened fine shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (maple syrup for vegan)
  • 30 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup high-quality chopped dark chocolate (see notes)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut oil (only use this if you don't have high-quality chocolate)
  • 30 almonds

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the shredded coconut with the coconut oil and honey or maple syrup.
  2. Carefully open one date. You don't want to pull the date completely apart. Stuff the date with some of the shredded coconut then squeeze it closed. Repeat with the remaining dates.
  3. Place the chocolate in a small pan over low heat and let it melt. Don't rush this step as you don't want to burn the chocolate. If you're using chocolate chips, add the coconut oil to the pan. When the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat.
  4. Working with one stuffed date at a time, dip the date in the chocolate. You can use a spoon to pour the chocolate over the date. Set the date on a parchment lined plate and put an almond on top. Repeat with the remaining dates. Let the chocolate set a little then sprinkle some flaky sea salt over top.

Notes

Quality chocolate is really expensive. To make dipping chocolate that won't cost you a fortune, use dark chocolate chips or baker's chocolate and add a tablespoon of coconut oil when you're melting it. If you add the coconut oil to your chocolate you will need to store these in the fridge as the chocolate will be too soft at room temperature.

SAVE FOR LATER! Almond Joy Stuffed Dates are the ultimate healthy treat. The dates are stuffed with coconut then dipped in chocolate and topped with an almond and a sprinkle of sea salt.  | vegan + paleo + gluten-free + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #almondjoy #dates #paleo #vegan #coconut #stuffeddates #almond #dessert