I’ve reimagined an Almond Joy candy bar with a healthy twist! I use dates as the base, which bring their naturally sweet flavor and chewy texture. 

I’ve had Almond Joys on my “to-recreate” list for a while, and not just because of its name… although it’s quite fitting lol… but for its irresistible combination of sweet coconut, crunchy almonds, and that chocolate allure we all crave. I’m also a date enthusiast— they offer natural sweetness, a chewy texture, and provide the perfect bite-sized compartment for the filling of your dreams.

This (I’m-a-Joy) rendition reimagines the classic with a healthier twist, celebrating the wholesome goodness of Greek yogurt, rich coconut, delightful dark chocolate, and the star of the show—dates.

Almond Joys to the world!

Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates (aka Date Snickers)

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Almond Joy Dates

This (I’m-a-Joy) rendition reimagines the classic with a healthier twist, celebrating the wholesome goodness of Greek yogurt, rich coconut, delightful dark chocolate, and the star of the show—dates.
Servings: 10 stuffed dates
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 5 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt, or plain yogurt mixed with 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut or flakes
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 20 almonds, salted, roasted or raw
  • Sprinkling of shredded or flaked coconut, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Spread each date open and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix the shredded coconut into the yogurt cup. Add a teaspoon of the yogurt-coconut mixture into each date center. Top each date with 2 roasted almonds.
  • Spoon melty chocolate over the top, swirling it to coat the entire top half. Garnish with more coconut and stash in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to firm the chocolate.

Notes

• You can use vanilla Greek yogurt and skip the honey. If you’re looking for a brand without added sugar (sweetened with stevia) try Oikos Triple Zero.
• If you’re following a gluten-free diet, be sure to carefully read the packaging for each ingredient. While these foods are inherently gluten-free, gluten can sometimes be added during processing for a variety of reasons, including for flavor and consistency.
• Similarly, if you’re dairy-free, check the ingredient list carefully for any hidden milk products.

Nutrition Information per serving

Serving Size: 1 dateCalories: 100Carbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gTotal Fat: 4g— Unsaturated Fat: 2g— Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgFiber: 2gTotal Sugar: 13g— Natural Sugar: 10g— Added Sugar: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
I’m hoping you loved this recipe! If you made it and want to share feedback, I’d be so grateful to hear from you. Please leave a review below or tag @joybauer on Instagram!