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My collection of keto versions of popular candy bars is growing and growing and this one has been in the making for a while.

Mostly because I never saw Almond Joy bars in Germany before.
And I always want to try the original before trying to create a keto-friendly version of it.

I knew that they’re almost the same as Mounds bars (in Germany they’re called Bounty bars) but I wanted to experience the differences first-hand.
So we ordered a bunch of different American candy bars from an online shop and I sacrificed my ketosis state to make a candy bar tasting.

Almond Joy bars differ in only a few small details, mainly that they are coated in milk chocolate as opposed to dark chocolate and that they have two small almonds on top.
But I’ve also found that they have a “creamier” consistency than Bounty bars.

After my research process was completed I could finally go into the recipe development process and here is the result for my quest to make keto-friendly homemade Almond Joy bars! ????
 

OTHER KETO CANDY COPYCATS:

  • Keto Mounds Bars/ Bounty Bars
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Snickers Bars
  • Keto Raffaello Fat Bombs
  • Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Keto Fat Bombs
  • Keto Twix Bars
  • Easy Keto Peanut Butter Cups (Reese’s-Inspired)
  • Keto Oreo Cookies
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    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)
     

    HOMEMADE KETO ALMOND JOY BARS INGREDIENTS:

     

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of the post.)

     

  • shredded/dessicated coconut
  • coconut oil:
    Always go for native, cold-pressed, organic coconut oil (highest quality). It truly does make a difference.
  • granulated erythritol:
    in my opinion, the BEST keto-friendly sweetener.
    – it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
    – it’s completely safe and
    – has a very fresh & natural sweet taste.

    Because of it’s natural origin and natural production process (fermentation with a certain kind of yeast) I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly!

    Even though I’m a bit biased towards erythritol, you can use other granulated keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar as well, but be aware that you may have to add more or less sweetener if you do so.

    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.
    Simply taste a tiny amount of the mass before oversweetening it and adjust accordingly.

  • sugar-free chocolate or chocolate chips:
    “Real” Almond Joy bars are coated in milk chocolate and not in dark chocolate but in my experience it’s either pretty darn hard to find sugar-free milk chocolate or it’s exorbitantly expensive.

    I do sometimes use milk chocolate sweetened with xylitol from a local brand in Germany but it’s not ideal as xylitol does contain 50-60g net carbs/100g which can quickly add up.
    (Also: xylitol is highly toxic to dogs and other pets, so keep it far away from them if you use chocolate sweetened with it.)

    If you keep the net carbs of xylitol in mind and adjust the amounts it can still be suitable for the ketogenic diet but I’d recommend going for sugar-free chocolate sweetened with erythritol/stevia or very dark chocolate (85% +) regardless to keep the net carbs as low as possible – it probably depends mostly on what you’re able to find in your area.

  • a handful of small almonds
    unsalted
  •  


     

    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)
     

    HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE KETO ALMOND JOY BARS:

     
    1. Mix the coconut filling:
    Melt the coconut oil & mix with the shredded coconut & erythritol.

    Fill the liquid mixture into a suitable silicone mold.
    I don’t recommend using anything else but a silicone mold because it will be much more difficult to get the solidified coconut filling out of the mold.

    But of course, you don’t have to use a silicone mold in candy bar form, you can use whatever you already have at home.

    Chill in your fridge until solid (takes about 30 minutes).

     
    2. Add chocolate to silicone mold:
    Melt the chocolate using a double boiler while the coconut filling is chilling in the fridge.

    Add approx. 2-3 tsp of the melted chocolate on top of the coconut filling while it’s still in the silicone mold.
    This will be the “bottom” of our keto Almond Joy bars.

    Chill again until the chocolate is solid, takes about 15-20 minutes.

     
    3. Cover with chocolate:
    Reheat the chocolate if it’s become slightly solid again.

    Place the now completely solid coconut filling with the chocolate bottom on a baking rack with parchment paper underneath it.

    Place two small almonds on every bar & pour the melted chocolate over the coconut bars and chill them again until the chocolate is solid.

    Tip: I always collect the solidified chocolate that dropped down from the bars and reuse it for other recipes!

     
    4. Serve:
    Serve cold with a cup of tea or coffee!

    Cover with plastic wrap and store in your fridge for at least 1-2 weeks.
     
     
    Nutrition Info:
    One homemade keto almond joy bar (recipe yields 4) has approx. 3.5g net carbs (5.7g total carbs and 2.2g dietary fiber), 44.2g of fat, 3.5g protein, and 439 calories.
    Keep in mind that depending on what silicone mold you’re using, you may get more or fewer keto almond joy bars and thus the nutrition info will change.

    (I try to be as accurate as possible with this information, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    Q: How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    A: The short answer is: I don’t, and I can tell you why.

    
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which your body can’t digest.
    If you ingest it, it won’t spike your blood sugar & it won’t release insulin (which is a good thing if you want to stay in ketosis).

    It passes through our system basically “untouched”.
    Because of this, you can subtract the carbs from erythritol completely, which is what I always do. 

     

    OTHER POPULAR KETO TREATS:

     
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    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)
     

    Category, , , , , DifficultyBeginner

    These delicious Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars are filled with healthy fats from coconut oil while only adding 3.5g net carbs to your carb count!

    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)

    Yields4 Servings
    Prep Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

     5 tbsp (1oz/30g) shredded coconut
     6 tbsp (3fl.oz/90ml) coconut oil
     4 tbsp (1.8oz/52g) granulated erythritol

    1

    Melt the coconut oil & mix with the shredded coconut & erythritol.

    2

    Fill the liquid mixture into a suitable silicone mold.

    3

    Chill in your fridge until solid (takes about 30 minutes).

    4

    Melt the chocolate using a double boiler while the coconut filling is chilling in the fridge.

    5

    Add approx. 2-3 tsp of the melted chocolate on top of the coconut filling while it's still in the silicone mold.
    This will be the "bottom" of our Almond Joy bars.

    6

    Chill again until the chocolate is solid, takes about 15-20 minutes.

    7

    Reheat the chocolate if necessary.

    8

    Place the now completely solid coconut filling with the chocolate bottom on a baking rack with parchment paper underneath it.

    9

    Place two small almonds on every bar & pour the melted chocolate over the coconut bars and chill them again until the chocolate is solid.

    10

    Serve cold with a cup of tea or coffee!

    11

    Cover with plastic wrap and store in your fridge for at least 1-2 weeks.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 bar

    Servings 4


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 439
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 44.3g69%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7g2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
    Protein 3.5g8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

     5 tbsp (1oz/30g) shredded coconut
     6 tbsp (3fl.oz/90ml) coconut oil
     4 tbsp (1.8oz/52g) granulated erythritol

    Directions

    1

    Melt the coconut oil & mix with the shredded coconut & erythritol.

    2

    Fill the liquid mixture into a suitable silicone mold.

    3

    Chill in your fridge until solid (takes about 30 minutes).

    4

    Melt the chocolate using a double boiler while the coconut filling is chilling in the fridge.

    5

    Add approx. 2-3 tsp of the melted chocolate on top of the coconut filling while it's still in the silicone mold.
    This will be the "bottom" of our Almond Joy bars.

    6

    Chill again until the chocolate is solid, takes about 15-20 minutes.

    7

    Reheat the chocolate if necessary.

    8

    Place the now completely solid coconut filling with the chocolate bottom on a baking rack with parchment paper underneath it.

    9

    Place two small almonds on every bar & pour the melted chocolate over the coconut bars and chill them again until the chocolate is solid.

    10

    Serve cold with a cup of tea or coffee!

    11

    Cover with plastic wrap and store in your fridge for at least 1-2 weeks.

    *This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
    Thank you for supporting my site!

    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)

     

     
    Homemade Keto Almond Joy Bars (Fat Bombs)
     
     

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