DIY Healthy Almond Joy Couldn’t Be Easier to Make

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. But I don’t know anyone who’d feel like a PGPR or a sodium metabsulfite! Both ingredients are found in a store-bought Almond Joy. Whatever they are, they sound unnatural and unappetizing. Skip the ingredients you’ve never heard of and make these Almond Joys and Mounds at home.

All you need are five common ingredients and a food processor and, boom ¡ª you’re instantly a (healthy) candy-making genius. At just 86 calories per Almond Joy and 79 per Mounds bar, it’s about the same number of calories as the candy, but since they’re made with wholesome ingredients, you can feel good devouring this healthy version of this popular Halloween treat.

Related: Lower-Cal Reese’s Redo! Vegan Almond Butter Cups

Healthy Almond Joy

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR

Healthy Almond Joy

Healthy Almond Joy Recipe


1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut6 dates1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract15 roasted salted almonds (or leave out; nutritional info for both is below)1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)