Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters
Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

I’ve been meaning to create a healthier version of my Inside-Out Almond Joy Clusters and what better time to do it than for Halloween, our nation’s celebration of candy. I realize that’s not the party line but I’m calling a spade, a spade. It’s all about the candy. We buy bags of treats for the trick or treaters. We tell ourselves it’s a children’s holiday. But deep down anyone can admit, we are thinking about the leftovers. Simultaneously filled with a mixture of dread and anticipation, we buy candy we like and we always buy enough so there are leftovers.

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

Well, let me help you by making this time of year a little easier. I mean don’t fall off the wagon yet, there’s still Thanksgiving and Christmas. So whip up a batch of my Paleo-friendly Inside-Out Almond Joy Clusters. It’s such an easy recipe. In just 15 minutes, you can have a childhood favorite. And bonus, you get a candy bursting with almonds. One where you really experience the joy of almonds. After all, they are called Almond Joy. That implies a candy loaded with almonds, not one that has only a lone almond.

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

Now if I could only stop eating them.

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters | Only Taste Matters

Paleo-Friendly Almond Joy Clusters

Yields 30 Clusters

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

3 cups whole salted or unsalted roasted or raw almonds

12 ounces paleo-friendly chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 cup coconut butter

2 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

2 teaspoons raw unfiltered honey

Instructions

  1. Position the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool.
  3. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate in either a medium bowl set over simmering water or in the microwave. Tip: Click to learn how to melt chocolate. Also, you can temper the chocolate by melting 2/3 of the chocolate and stirring in the remaining 1/3.
  5. Add the almonds to the melted chocolate and stir until they are all coated. Set aside.
  6. Melt the coconut butter in either a medium bowl set over simmering water or in the microwave.
  7. Add the shredded coconut and coconut nectar to the melted coconut butter and stir until coated. Set aside.
  8. Spoon a tablespoon of chocolate-coated almonds onto one of the lined baking sheets, 15 per sheet.
  9. Spoon a tablespoon of coconut onto the top of each almond cluster.
  10. Allow the clusters to set either on the counter or in the refrigerator.
  11. Store untempered clusters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Store tempered clusters in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 weeks.
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