Keto Almond Joy Recipe

Keto Almond Joy Recipe
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This Keto Almond Joy Recipe is for when you feel like a nut. If you happen to not be feeling like a nut, or are allergic to almonds, you can just leave them out and still enjoy these as a Keto version of a Mounds (or Bounty Bar depending on where you’re at in the world).

You can think of these Keto candy bars like a type of Fat Bomb or a Keto Dessert, but you know at the end of the day when your kids are asking you if they can eat one, and then you start noticing some going missing from the refrigerator, that these must taste as good as they look.

Now admittedly, I am not a confectioner or whatever the profession is called where people make candy for a living, so you have to bear with me. I was powered by my will alone to make one of my favorite candies of all time into a Keto-friendly dessert that I could enjoy at home. The end result is a fabulously delicious candy bar that quite literally starts to melt in your mouth.

You can store any remaining Keto Almond Joys in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or freeze any ones that you want to save for later any further down the road than that. This modest recipe makes 14 full-size candy bars, so there will be a lot to go around. These also make a killer breakfast for when you just want to grab something from the fridge real quick on your way out the door.

Keto Almond Joy Bars



PREP TIME: 60 Minutes


TOTAL TIME: 60 Minutes



  1. Using a Food Processor, or a Large Mixing Bowl and a Hand Mixer add in the Shredded Coconut, Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener, Cream of Coconut, and Coconut Butter. Blend the ingredients together until an even consistency is formed.
  2. Line a Baking Pan with Parchment Paper, and spoon in the Coconut Filling. Press flat with your hands to spread the mixture as evenly across the pan as possible.
  3. Place the desired amount of Almonds onto each candy bar. Try to visualize the size and shape of the bar in the pan while lining up your Almonds. A traditional Almond Joy has 2 Almonds per bar piece, but I like to add 3 just to be a little extra.
  4. Place the Coconut Mixture into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. After the Coconut Mixture has chilled, remove the Parchment Paper from the Baking sheet and carefully and firmly cut the bars individually.
  6. In a Medium Microwave Safe Dish pour in 12 Ounces of Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, and add 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons of Unrefined Coconut Oil to help it melt evenly. You can either microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time (stirring in between until fully melted) or use a double broiler setup to melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water.
  7. Quickly Coat the bars one by one in the chocolate and place them onto Parchment Paper to dry. After all of the bars are coated place them in the refrigerator to harden the chocolate coating even more. Be careful not to let them touch each other while they are still melted.
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  • I really want to make these bars but have issue with getting 2 items here in Canada, Lily’s chocolate chips and Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener. Is there a sub for either item please ?
    I know I can make chocolate from 90% chocolate but the sweetener…. don’t know of a substitute.
    Thank you

    • I get the Lily’s Dark Chocolate from our local Bulk food store here in Cobourg ON. Have you tried a bulk food store or even a health food store?

    • You can get Lilys chocolate chips at Bulk Barn. They also have a stevia/erythritol sweetened brand of chocolate bar called Coco Polo that you could shave or chop as an alternative. The latter has milk as well as dark chocolate.

      If you go to their (BB) website they always have coupons. Get $3 off $10 purchase etc. A package of Lily’s is 9.99 , the chocolate bars are around $6.50.

    • Monkfruit sweetener doesn’t need to be the Lakanto brand you can get both of these items at Nutters in Canada and I know Bulk Barn carries the sweetener not sure about the Lily’s chocolate chips. Amazon has both and ships free.