Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

I never thought I’d say this but …  phew …  I would choose this Almond Joy Spread any day over peanut butter!

*flinches*

Oh, I thought you were going to (virtually) punch me for a second there.

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

This spread is super buttery and creamy, similar to peanut butter, only it’s sweet and full of three amazing flavors:  almond, coconut, and chocolate…  totally unlike peanut butter.  It’s like spreadable dessert!

This is probably definitely the best replacement out there for fruit jellies and jams, cream cheeses, butter, and dare I say, other plain nut butters?  Plus, it’s lower calorie and lower fat (see the nutrition label below)

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: ~1 cup

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Calories per serving: 110 (vs. 180 in regular nut butters)

Fat per serving: 10g (vs. 16g in regular nut butters)

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread

Ingredients

  • 64g (1/4 cup) Raw Almond Butter
  • 64g (1/4 cup) Raw Coconut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Light Coconut Milk (canned)
  • 2 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Coconut Extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Chocolate Extract (optional)
  • 2 tbs Mini Chocolate Chips (optional... no, not really)

Instructions

  1. Heat the almond butter and coconut butter until they are melted.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, then add the Truvia and extracts.
  3. Serve immediately along with the chocolate chips, or put it in a jar, seal tightly and refrigerate for later.

Notes

This recipe is: low carb, high fiber, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/almond-joy-candy-spread/

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

A candy-like spread for about half the calories and fat of peanut butter?!

GIMME!  GIMME!!  GIMMEEEE!!!

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread - Desserts with Benefits

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Almond-Butter, Chocolate, Coconut-Butter, Coconut-Milk, Gluten-Free, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Vegan

Comments (10)

  1. Lauren: May 25, 2012

    Hi Jessica, I just found you through Edible Perspective. I am really enjoying your blog and this looks so yummy! So cool you’re from AZ! I’m in Tucson!

  2. Jessica: May 26, 2012

    Thanks Lauren! What a small world, I was in Tucson too!!

  3. Anonymous: May 27, 2012

    Mmmmm I’m totally gonna spread this on my bagels! THanks!

  4. Cathleen: June 3, 2012

    This looks absolutely delicious! I never even knew there was such a thing as coconut butter, I learn something new everyday. But what a delicious combination of ingredients, I love it!

  5. Samantha: June 4, 2012

    Looks so good!!! I love that little blue spoon!

  6. Sweet Caroline's Recipes: June 4, 2012

    I made this recipe yesterday and it really is amazing! Instead of using it as a spread I dipped strawberries and raspberries in it and it was delicious. (:

  7. Jessica: June 4, 2012

    Oh yay I’m so glad you liked it! That’s a great idea, I’m going to use it as a dip now mmmmm :)

  8. sports live: June 6, 2012

    nice cups so good

  9. Jules: May 27, 2014

    Amazing! This is delicious and everyone loved it.

  10. dessertswithbenefits: May 27, 2014

    Jules-
    I’m so glad you made this!! This is probably the only good peanut butter replacement in my book ;)
    I’m glad everyone liked it :)
    Have a great week!
    -Jess

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