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Joy Bars

This is an all-time favorite "dessert" recipe for us. During my breastfeeding days, I almost consider it to be a "vitamin" of sorts as it is an awesome way for me to get the daily recommended 1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil in my diet. Usually, that's quite hard as it is a bit nauseating to me plain and I don't like it in my smoothie.

Combine that with some good vanilla, raw honey, and a dash of sea salt, and you basically have a super-food, in my opinion. Although this is ridiculously good, I can be pretty easily satisfied with just 1-2 squares--a quantity that I was NEVER happy about with a plain candy bar. One of my real-food friends and I think it's because it's actually satisfying a nutritional need, not just making a sugar fix. 

Joy Bars

1 c. Coconut oil
2 c. Shredded UNSWEETENED coconut (we tried regular sweetened good)
1/4 c. Honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp (or less!) sea salt
8 oz dark chocolate 
25 whole almonds, preferably soaked/dehydrated

1. Melt the coconut oil over low heat until liquid. Add to shredded coconut, honey, salt, and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
2. Press the coconut mixture into an 8x8 pan. Place in the fridge to cool,
3. Melt the dark chocolate and spread over the hardened coconut mix. Top with the almonds in a 5x5 pattern (for serving sizes!). Let chill in the fridge or cool on the counter (depending on patience level and the weather!).
4.  Cut into squares and enjoy!

This recipe was shared on the Prairie Homestead Barn Hop


  1. These are amazing Paige. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It will go into my rotation of go to treats!


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