I love Almond Joy candy bars. Like love, love. Even when I was a teenager, and most teenagers would think Almond Joy’s were for old people, I still liked them. Now, here I am – what I would have considered to be old way back in the day – and I am making Almond Joy Snack Mix to satisfy my sweet tooth.
This recipe showed up in my Pinterest feed a couple weeks back – posted by the Minimalist Baker blog, which is one of my favorite. How do you go wrong with coconut and dark chocolate? You don’t. The best part of the Minimalist Baker’s blog is that most of the recipes are just a handful of ingredients and can most often be made in just one bowl, which is a total win win in my book!
The original recipe called for mixing together the coconut, almonds and oatmeal – and then pouring the delicious coconutty-almond butter mixture overtop of all before baking. I tried this the first time, but I was missing the coconut taste in the final product. I made it a second time, adding the coconut at the very end and for me, it was just perfect. I also took the recommendation made on their blog to add the dark chocolate to the warm ingredients so that it melted throughout and I would totally do it again.
What you end up with is something so chocolatey-coconutty goodness that you just aren’t sure if you should call it granola or a dessert. I went with snack mix, as a safe in between.
Some of my favorite ways to enjoy this Almond Joy Snack Mix are:
- With a spoon. Like just the spoonful of mix and my mouth. It’s that good.
- Mixed into peanut butter and dipped with apple slices
- Over oatmeal. (I know, its like adding chocolate over chocolate…I’m not judging)
- With coconut milk
- By the handful