There was a time a couple of years ago when I was eating candy bars nearly every day. I was pregnant and I made the mistake of taking my doctor too literally when he said that I needed to gain more weight. I used that as permission to give in to my sweet tooth and started eating sweets like crazy!
I started to put on weight for sure, but I don’t think any of it went to my son! He was still small when he was born and I was much bigger. I also found myself battling a full-blown candy bar addiction!
I still love chocolate and desserts (my sweet tooth may be genetic…), but these days I try to eat home-made treats that are healthier. I love the combination of coconut and chocolate, and I made this recipe as a good replacement for store-bought Almond Joy (or Mounds) candy bars.
You can make these nut free by skipping the almonds; or you can try some other nuts like pecans or cashews! These are very rich, so I recommend making these small. This recipe makes 1-2 dozen (depending on the size you choose to make these)
Mounds Baby (no almonds)
- Coconut cream is the solid part of a can of regular (not lite) coconut milk
- I use raw, unfiltered honey which is very thick. If you are using honey that is less thick, try using less at first to see how well it sticks together. You may have to increase the coconut flour if needed to make them stick together.
- These are not low calorie! You can lighten up this recipe by just drizzling the chocolate over the coconut balls instead of dipping them, and by making the coconut balls smaller.