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

Yield: ~1 cup

Healthy Almond Joy Candy Spread

Ingredients

  • 64g (1/4 cup) Raw Almond Butter
  • 64g (1/4 cup) Coconut Butter (you can make this at home!)
  • 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, but is it really?)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut butter and almond butter until coconut butter is melted (took me 40 seconds total with two, 20-second intervals)
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, then add the sweetener and extracts (chocolate chips too if you like). Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate (if refrigerating, stir before using)

Notes

This recipe is: sugar free, 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, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Sugar-Free, 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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