My grandfather’s favorite candy bar when I was growing up was Almond Joy’s. Boy did I love them too! It’s a memory that I have not enjoyed since having my last one on Halloween 3 years ago.
I saw a video going around Facebook recently of a regular version of Almond Joy Cookies. I’m not sure if that was the name of them, but that’s what they looked like to me. I just had to re-create them in a Paleo version that we could eat. The only problem I had was making sweetened condensed milk.
So off to the internet to find out how to make Paleo sweetened condensed milk. It was one of those “slap yourself on the forehead moments”! Why didn’t I think of that! So Easy Peasy! My favorite way to cook!
Since I had all the ingredients, only 5! Wow! I went to work. So easy! These will definitely be a regular in our house!
Paleo Almond Joy Cookies
Author: The Health Nut Mama
Recipe type: Desserts
1 14 oz. bag semi-sweet Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
2 c. Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
⅔ c. Sliced Almonds
1 can full-fat coconut milk
4 T. raw honey
dash or two of sea salt (optional)
To make Sweetened Condensed Milk:
Pour 1 can full-fat coconut milk into small saucepan
Add raw honey & stir
Simmer on low & stir occasionally until reduced (approx. 15-25 min. or until milk turns a light beige in color, reduces & thickens)
Use an ice cream scoop, or spoon to scoop out round balls
Put on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Wet fingers with water (to keep them from sticking) & shape & flatten the balls on top. You want to pack them tight so that it sticks together. Whatever shape you form is how they will turn out. You want them kinda thick, about an inch.