Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 

Almond Joy

These are fantastic and satisfy your craving for a candy bar!  This recipe has just as much fat as a traditional almond joy candy bar but 1/3 the saturated fat content.  If you want to drop the fat,  decrease the almonds and/or increase the amount of oats in your recipe and decrease or eliminate the coconut. 

fat calories: 50%/serving

In your food processor, place 8  pitted dates, 1/3 cup of unsweetened vegan chocolate chips or unsweetened vegan cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of oats,1/2 cup of grated unsweetened coconut, and 1/4 cup of roasted almonds.  Pulse the mixture until ingredients well combined, you may need to add a little water (but not too much). Roll into bite size balls and chill in fridge.

Almond Joy

Sometimes you just need a candy bar.  These almond joy balls are delicious and satisfy your craving for something sweet.

In a food processor, add four to five pitted dates, one third cup of vegan dark chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of roasted almonds, 1/2 cup of grated unsweetened coconut.  You may need to add a little bit of water (but not too much) to get everything to blend well.  Pulse with the food processor for about one minute.  You should be able to roll the mixture into balls.  Chill in the fridge and enjoy.