No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites

~ Love Almond Joy candy bars? Then you’ve gotta try these quick no-bake Snack Bites! They’re full of protein, complex carbs and great nutrition from nuts, flax and oats. We’re talking sustained energy – no sugar crashes here! Easy, freezable, nutritious … and incredibly delicious, too! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Freezable    Make Ahead    Vegetarian    Gluten Free  

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Are you ready for Halloween? No, no – we’re not talking decorations and costumes. We mean the candy!

Soooo … what did ya buy this year? All the kinds you like most, just hoping there’ll be leftovers after the goblins and princesses have rummaged through your candy bowl? Or did you buy your least favorites so you’re not tempted to have JUST ONE? (Heehee – we’d be impressed – that’s very virtuous!)

And fess up … do you go through the kids’ Halloween bags as soon as they get home? Or do you wait until they go to bed to do the big raid?

Shelley always hunts for the Baby Ruths and Snickers, but Gretchen sorts through to get to the Laffy Taffy and Skittles! (Don’t you totally think we should trick-or-treat together??? We’d happily split the loot!) Oh, and don’t even get us started on those Almond Joys!

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But, how do you really feel after you shove all that candy nibble on your kiddos’ stash? Entirely fulfilled? Pleasantly surprised? No?? Is it more of a horrible guilt in the pit of your stomach? (Ummm … it may not be the guilt in your stomach. It may be all that sugar – just sayin’!!)

So what are you gonna do this Halloween? You’re gonna rely on us – your friends at THK!

All of our Snack Bites are so yummy and crazy-popular (check out all the delicious flavors!), and we’re here to swoop in and save Halloween with another Snack Bite version that’ll satisfy your candy craving. Almond Joy Snack Bites! Perfect!

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No sense of guilt here – just pure satisfaction! Full of protein, whole-grain oats and flax. You can nosh on something sweet and totally delicious without that awful (AW-FUL!) sugar crash that comes with candy.

Our kids are even happy to munch on these right along with us. And, they’d be the perfect treat to take along to a neighborhood Halloween party. Heck – these gems are perfect anytime – not just this spook-tacular time of year!

With trick-or-treat just around the corner, why not whip up a batch to keep on hand? There’ll be no moments of weakness if you’ve got a stock of these amazing little morsels to save the day. Trust us! No tricks here … only (the best ever) treats!

THK Signature Gretchen & Shelley cropped

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No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites

Preparation 20-25 min. 2017-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 0 min. 2017-06-29T00:00:00+00:00
Serves About 2 dozen     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole, sliced or slivered almonds (to make 1/2 cup almond butter once processed) or 1/2 cup purchased almond butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 2 1/2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. To make almond butter, place 1 cup of almonds in a mini food processor. Process, scraping sides occasionally, until the butter is the consistency of natural peanut butter. (The exact timing for this will vary depending on your processor and on whether you begin with whole, sliced or slivered almonds.) You should end up with approximately ½ cup of almond butter.
  2. Place almond butter in a medium bowl and add all other ingredients except chocolate chips.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Add chocolate chips to mixture and stir again, just until combined.
  5. Using your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls.
  6. Place in air-tight container and refrigerate until serving.

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Recipe Notes

These freeze great (so you may want to make a triple batch!), and will thaw in about 20 minutes. [b]Sliced or slivered almonds process much more quickly than whole almonds. We've also found that whole, dry roasted almonds process more quickly than whole, raw almonds. Use whichever you have on hand or find at a good price.

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Comments

No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites — 41 Comments

    • Hi Sammy! You want to use shredded coconut for these Snack Bite energy balls. We typically use shredded, sweetened coconut, which is widely available in most groceries. If you want to go with unsweetened, the only thing you may need to watch for and possibly adjust is the consistency – unsweetened is typically much drier than sweetened, so if you find that your energy bites are giving you any trouble being too dry to pack well, just add a tiny bit more of the wetter ingredients (the honey or even the almond butter) so they stick together well as you’re shaping them. Thanks for the question – hope you adore these as much as my family does! 😀 ~Shelley

  1. I have a nut allergy,but I love coconut and in the past I have bought the alternative to Almond Joy (no almonds. So I am going to try this recipe with a bit of a change up using a little more coconut and exchanging the extract for vanilla. Wish me luck.

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  3. Don’t know about your area, but this is a very poor choice for Halloween. If it is home made, parents throw it away. Afraid someone is trying to poison or injure the kids!

    • Hi there, Bob! I definitely agree! What we’d envisioned when we said that you could take them along to a neighborhood Halloween party was that you’d be among friends and neighbors who knew you and were happy to share in the goodies you’d brought along. And, of course, that having these on hand at your own home would mean that you could pass right on by the usually-tempting junk candy from Trick-or-Treat and just munch on these instead! Honestly, though – we enjoy these all year round! My family is always a bit sad when we don’t have any Snack Bites in the house for healthy breakfasts-on-the-go or after-school snacks! 🙂 ~Shelley

    • I too would like to know the nutrition facts, especially carbs as my husband is pre-diabetic. Thank you, Sandy

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    • Hi, Katie! Snack Bites are so flexible – you’ve got lots of options, and absolutely shouldn’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients, based on your family’s preferences or what you happen to have in the pantry! For example, our Tropical Snack Bites don’t have any flaxseed at all, but instead have just a bit of chia seed to provide omega-3s. Our (original) Quick and Healthy Snack Bites have a combination of flaxseed and toasted wheat germ. We’ve also tried mixing in a bit of wheat bran, but it honestly makes the texture a bit more dry and crumbly, which we personally didn’t like as well. You could try all wheat germ, or even leave the flax out all together and maybe just increase the oats or coconut a little. Go crazy, and mix-and-match at will! Taste as you go (you’ll want to, anyway!) until you get the flavor and texture just how you like it. We’ve found it’s pretty hard to mess up a Snack Bite! 😀 ~G&S

  8. These are soooo yummy! I cannot wait to make these. Thank you two for the wonderful and helpful talk that you gave to the MOPS group today! Thank you again for a taste of some of your yummy treats. Can’t wait to go through your website more!

    • Hi, Allyson! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! It means so much to us that you took the time to let us know you enjoyed these! We had a really wonderful time with you ladies, and hope that some of our suggestions helped you guys to feel inspired and reassured! Let us know which of the other sample recipes you and your family loved, and which you try making at home – we really look forward to keeping in touch! ~G&S

    • Oh Pamela! You have NO idea how many of these little gems we go through! Both of our families are sort of snack-bite crazy right now! And these will qualify for the snack attack savior in the morning, afternoon, and just before bed.
      What?? You don’t munch all day?? 🙂 ~Gretchen

  9. You don’t even know how much I love the look of this recipe. Not only does it emulate an almond joy – the best candy around – but it also almost seems like cookie dough, which this pregnant lady has been craving like mad lately! Ingredients are ON the shopping list!

    • Yay! Three cheers for Debi!! 🙂
      So glad they were a hit with everyone – especially your hubby! Our husbands can’t seem to get through the day without them! Perfect for a quick breakfast on the run or an after workout snack! And the kids … well, they eat them as fast as our little hands can roll them out! ~G&S

  10. Oh noes! Look at what you’ve done! I almost felt blessed for not living in a country that celebrates Halloween so I wouldn’t have to eat too much.. but of course you had to come up with something that I would NEED to make, so I’m going to kill myself in calories anyway… Especially after your last snack bites were such a success, I just know these won’t last long!

    • Oh, but you don’t have to feel guilty after a few of these like you would after a few candy bars!! That’s the beauty here!! These will curb your sweet cravings – hands down! Yet there’s so much nutrition jammed into each little bite! Gotta try! 🙂 ~G&S

      • I made these again today.. and everyone loves them! I had to make a double batch and it was still gone in no time! They’re calling them addictive 😉 Oh! They’re also totally delicious without the chocolate chips… (I left them out- how healthy am I?!)

  11. One of my favorite candy bars, ladies! Very timely, as this is a great sub for all the Halloween candy coming my way soon! Flax seed is so good for us and when it is ground, is when we are really exposed to all the health benefits. Thanks for another great treat recipe!

    • Hi, Lori! Yep – Snack Bites are gonna be our front-line weapon this Halloween to keep us from scarfing the candy while still feeling like we’re indulging! Oh – and totally agree about flax! Oh, yeah! 😀 ~G&S

    • Hi Consuelo! We find that between the two of us, rarely a day goes by that one of is isn’t making Snack Bites!! Our families just love these! Hope you try these – they’ve been a hit in our homes!

      So – what kind of Snack Bites did you make?? 🙂 ~G&S

    • Oh! What a fantastic idea!! These will go over so well, for sure! But … we’ve got to warn you, Debi, be prepared to make these for pretty much every get together from here on out! We found that when we share them … people sort of start asking for them! Of course we’re always happy to share! Tastes like dessert – none of the guilt! 😀 ~G&S

  12. Ah, the torture of the Halloween candy, so hard to resist. Those bags of candy just scream my name. I too love the laffy taffy and peanut butter cups. My kids always separate their candy and say this is for Mom. 😀 Last year was the worst…we just moved to new house and didn’t get a single trick or treater. Guess that what happens when you live in a super dark neighborhood (no street lights) and houses are spread far apart. So, what did that mean…we’re stuck with a huge bucket of candy! I had to send it to work with my husband. Who can resist all that candy?! lol What does look irresistible are these almond joy snack bites! I love all the THK snack bites. You guys need a snack-bites book!

    • Haha! We just love you, Cindy!! We’d love to do a Snack Bite cookbook – that would be so much fun!! Glad you like them!!

      So how much candy did you buy this year?? It’s ok – you can be honest! We’re all friends here!! 🙂 So super sweet of your kiddos to share the loot! ~G&S

    • Oh Christine! You are so good!! I’m allergic to chocolate so I really try to buy chocolate as much as I can to pass out – that way I know it won’t get eaten by me! But then I always see a small bag of gummy candy and it calls my name! I try to only eat just one, but who are we kidding?? Thankfully I get sick of it quickly, so once I have it around for a day or so, I’m all done! Until next year, that is! 🙂 ~Gretchen

    • Hi, Christine! So funny – we must both be thinking of Halloween, right!?!? Actually, I have to confess – we thought these up back in March! So totally non-Halloweeny, right? More like St. Patrick’s Day, but who thinks of Almond Joys on St. Patrick’s Day?!!? So, we’ve had these photographed, all ready and waiting for months, saving them for just the right moment, and decided that Halloween definitely qualified as that moment! Just checked out your Bites – they look beautifully, decadently wonderful! Oh no – it looks like I may have to keep TWO types of Almond Joy Bites on hand at all times!!!! A good problem to have, no doubt! Happy Halloween! 😀 ~Shelley

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