Chocolate Almond Joy Bars

These gluten-free Chocolate Almond Joy Bars are crazy good! Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate, almonds, and coconut in the form of a high-protein paleo dessert?

The dishes I create are far healthier than other gluten-free recipes. Regular gluten-free flours do not compare to almond flour and coconut flour. First, almonds are a superfood that is high in protein, fiber, and good fat.  Next, coconut flour has an incredibly high fiber content. That’s why flours like brown rice, tapioca, sorghum, cornmeal, and potato starch don’t even begin to compare to almond and coconut flour. Better yet? Almond and coconut flour are easier to use and taste much better than traditional gluten-free flours.

When I use almond flour and coconut flour for baking, my children think they’re getting an indulgent dessert, yet I know I’m feeding them exceptionally healthy food!  With good protein and healthy fat, the boys don’t get cranky from sudden drops in blood sugar when they’re eating almond flour cookies.

In addition to nutritious grain-free flours, these Chocolate Almond Joy Bars contain protein from eggs and extra good fat from coconut milk. They’re lightly sweetened and dairy-free as well.

Chocolate Almond Joy Bars

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  1. In a large bowl, Whisk together eggs, coconut milk, almond extract, and coconut sugar
  2. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda
  3. Mix dry ingredients into wet with a hand blender
  4. Stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chips
  5. Transfer batter to a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  6. Sprinkle shredded coconut and remaining chocolate chips on top
  7. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes
  8. Cool for 1 hour
  9. Serve

This Chocolate Almond Joy Bars recipe was inspired by one from Ginger Lemon Girl. If you can’t eat this because you’re on a nut-free diet, I have some amazing nut-free paleo desserts for you!


148 responses to “Chocolate Almond Joy Bars”

  1. Rough estimate of Nutrition information per 1/16 of total yield (this depends heavily on the types and brands of ingredients used, but is true to amount of each ingredient as suggested in recipe):

    Cals: 124.31
    Fat: 6.79 g
    Carbs: 13.59 g
    Protein: 3.30 g
    Fiber: 1.71 g

  2. Tried these the other day, delicious!!! Another great one. I love the idea of turning this into a coffee cake too

  3. Hi Elana! Thank you so much for all of your recipes. They have made my grain-free existence and life very happy Can I use a low fat or non-fat coconut milk in this recipe instead of full fat?

  4. Is the coconut milk in the recipe the canned coconut milk or the kind that comes in a container similar to rice milk or almond milk?

    • Catherine, if you click the green words in the ingredients portion of the recipe that say “coconut milk” you will be given that info :-)

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