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  • Primal Almond Joy

    I'm in love with Coconut and Almonds and when I need to indulge I'm all about some dark chocolate. Recently I was inspired by a very sweet Primal boy to put these things together because he likes them too! Thus is born the Primal Almond Joy. I'm sure its been done, after all, there are no new ideas, but I haven't done it yet, so here goes!
    I'm experimenting and this is my first go round with the recipe...

    1 c dried organic coconut flakes
    1/4-1/2 c coconut cream
    2 tbsp coconut oil melted
    Mix all these ingredients together until thick a gooey, you can add a sweetener if you must but I opted out. Mix quickly and form into little logs because the coconut will absorb the liquids and firm up.
    Whole germinated dried almonds
    Place one almond on top of each coconut log
    80% or higher dark chocolate
    1tbsp coconut oil
    Break the bar of dark chocolate into pieces and melt with the coconut oil. This might take some tweaking, your goal is to thin it just a bit so it makes a nice coating.

    Place coconut almond logs on a wire rack over a pan lined with wax paper, pour dark chocolate over logs coating evenly. Let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes, enjoy!
    "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
    Denis Waitley

  • #2
    Thanks for sharing! Love Almond Joy

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    • #3
      This sounds so good, I want to eat this so bad! Almond Joys are one of the few candies I actively crave, this really excites me.

      Tell your inspiration I said thank you!

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      • #4
        Sounds yummy! I think I can hear my tummy rumbling! I will absolutely have to make this as a reward for myself if I make it through W30 this month.

        Thanks for sharing.
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        • #5
          omg I LOVE almond joys. question - can I just skim off the top part of the coconut milk and use that as coconut cream?/just use coconut milk?

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          • #6
            @ imasin- Darlin', you can do whatever your heart desires. I made this up on a whim and therefore, it is yours to do with what you will. It would seem to me that your alternative would work, if you're cool with dairy you could use butter in place of coconut oil, you could even add some heavy cream to the chocolate and make a ganache instead of thinning it the other way. Run all up in it and make it your own lol.
            "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
            Denis Waitley

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JulieME View Post
              Thanks for sharing! Love Almond Joy
              My pleasure, I find myself smiling a lot because of this treat the last few days. Gotta love the simple stuff!
              "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
              Denis Waitley

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              • #8
                I did something similar to this a week ago. I just melted some really dark chocolate and baking chocolate in a double boiler, mixed in coconut flakes, and then poured it over some individual macadamia nuts on parchment paper and stuck it in the fridge. It hardened into delicious little coconut-chocolate candies, MmMMmmmmmmmmm!

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                • #9
                  Rachel, yum yum yum, in culinary school we actually had a 4 hour lecture combined with a 4 hour lab on nut barks. For real, 4 flippin' hours on melting chocolate and stirring in nuts. But I have to say, it was my most favoritest class out of all my baking classes.
                  "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
                  Denis Waitley

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                  • #10
                    All I got from that was that you spent 4 hours manipulating nuts.

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                    • #11
                      Manipulating them, coating them in oils, sugars and chocolates. Warming them up, mixing them, learning about their origins and how to get the most from them. Yea, lots of education on the subject.
                      "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
                      Denis Waitley

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                      • #12
                        That's pretty awesome. Do you find that you are more interested in soft white nuts, or something hearty like a big, dark nut?

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                        • #13
                          cacao butter + cacao powder + coconut oil = awesome dark chocolate ........(I don't add any sweetener but some people use honey or agave syrup )
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                          • #14
                            Rivvin: Its hard to say, somewhere in between, like a pecan, meaty but still soft. Oh how I love some pecans... Its a Georgia thing. See in Georgia, we have the tastiest nuts and the juiciest peaches so I'm a little bit spoiled. Oh, and lots of cows for fresh cream.

                            Simodalcais: Yay! Those are the base ingredients for -real- chocolate, I have the resources to make my own chocolate but rarely do, I'd rather use the cocoa butter as lotion lol.
                            "It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you're not."
                            Denis Waitley

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