Almond Joy Bites

These almond joy bites are the perfect bite of sweetness.  I don’t know about you, but I love a good coconut macaroon.  This is very similar being crunchy on the outside and perfectly chewy in the middle.

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Back around Christmas time Heather Christo totally delighted me by sharing a vegan macaroon.  When Gluten free cookies were everywhere these totally saved me.  This recipe inspired me to create these almond joy bites.


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The chocolate chips gently melt into the coconut and give a wonderful sweetness.  Don’t be scared of the aquafaba – I’m telling you, you can’t taste it and it works as a wonderful binder.  Give it a try!   Also, when you form these into balls it’s very important you use your hands and make them tight.  You don’t want to use an ice cream scoop or they will flatten and not stick together.

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If you give these a try be sure to let me know if you loved them!  They have been a sweet treat for us this week and I’ve been staying away from the mini Cadbury eggs (ugh! they are so addicting!) Have a fab weekend friends!

Almond Joy Bites

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup aquafaba,
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups dried coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a small pan heat aquafaba and sugar. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a food processors process coconut, almonds and 1/2 cup chocolate chips until roughly chopped.
  3. In a bowl combine aquafaba, remaining chocolate chips and coconut mixture.
  4. Put mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400*.
  5. Using your hands (*not a cookie scoop!) tightly form a ball with 1 tablespoon of the mixture.
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake bites for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool. They are delicate so let cool for a few minutes on sheet.
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