A Bite of Joy – Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Bites

The hardest thing for me sticking to a gluten free diet is not getting to eat desserts like cookies, brownies and cakes.  In order to not eat those things and avoid feeling crappy, I have to have an option to eat something that is sweet and delicious enough to distract me from the seductive cookies.  (God I love cookies).  I’ve made lots of gluten free dessert recipes that are great options (like this and this  and this) and now I have a new one to add to the rotation!

A Bite of Joy - Gluten Free - No Bake - Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites

Allow me to introduce you to the Bite of Joy.  It’s a  chocolate, almond and coconut bite.  It might remind you of a certain candy bar that is my favorite of all time.  Who knew you could achieve nearly the same thing in your own kitchen?

There isn’t a real recipe for this.  I didn’t measure anything, just eyeballed, so I’ll give you the gist of what I did to throw these together.


Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Chocolate Chips (about 2 cups, maybe a little less)

Raw Almonds (one for each bite)

  1.  Line a mini muffin tin with coconut flakes.
  2. Pop the coconut lined muffin tin in a 375 oven for a few minutes (maybe 5) to lightly toast the coconut.
  3. Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave.  Alternate microwaving for 30 second and stirring until the chocolate chips are melted and silky smooth.  I think I only did 2 30 second rounds.
  4. Add about a teaspoonful of melted chocolate on top of the coconut.
  5. Top the melted chocolate with an almond.  Squish the almond into the chocolate just a smidge.  I feel like it helped hold everything together.
  6. Chill everything in the fridge until the chocolate solidifies.
Bite of Joy
Ah, hello new friend.  And in case you are interested in looking at the pictures of the recipes I linked to above, here you go.  Now go forth and eat sweets.  Gluten Free Carrot Cake txt
Knock Out Your Sweet Tooth Gluten Free DessertGluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Stacked

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