Paleo Chocolate Almond Coconut Cups

With my apologies to Hershey’s, here’s my paleo knock-off recipe of their Almond Joy® candy!

Almonds, shredded coconut, dark chocolate – but there’s no refined sugars in this version of the famous candy bar!

Just remember to use a silicone or paper liner to make these – don’t pour them directly into a muffin tin or they will stick and be tough to remove.

Try this easy DIY recipe! [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-1wo37y’]

Chocolate Almond Coconut Cups Recipe

Chocolate Almond Coconut Cups Recipe


  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 dark chocolate bars 3 oz each (72% dark chocolate recommended)
  • 12 roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 12 silicone or paper mini-muffin cups


  1. Place honey and coconut oil in a pan just until warm
  2. Remove from heat and add extract and shredded coconut. Blend together
  3. Mixture should be sticky. If it seems too dry, add a little more honey and stir
  4. Place coconut mixture in fridge for about 30 minutes to cool
  5. Remove from fridge and roll coconut mixture into 12 balls. Push an almond into the top of the ball and set aside
  6. Next break your chocolate bars into pieces and place in a pan over low heat. Once chocolate has melted, remove from heat
  7. First put a small dollop of chocolate at the bottom of the muffin cups
  8. Next set each almond ball on top of the chocolate, and pour over with more chocolate – just enough to cover the coconut balls
  9. Put filled cups in refrigerator for about an hour to set up
  10. Peel away muffin cups and enjoy!
  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

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  1. Almond Joys have always been my favorite candy, but I haven’t had one in years! I can’t wait to make this paleo version, they look delish and I already have all the ingredients!

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