RecipeAlmond Joy Dates

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 13 g
    • Natural Sugar: 10 g
    • Added Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg

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. 😉

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This recipe makes 10 dates
  • • ~5 oz container of vanilla Greek yogurt* 
  • • ¼ cup shredded coconut or flakes 
  • • 10 pitted Medjool dates, split open with bottoms intact
  • • ~½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • • 20 roasted or raw, salted almonds
  • • Sprinkling of shredded or flaked coconut, for garnish

* or plain yogurt mixed with 1 teaspoon honey


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.

Nutrition information provided for 1 date

Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates (aka Date Snickers)