The hardest thing for me sticking to a gluten free diet is not getting to eat desserts like cookies, brownies and cakes. In order to not eat those things and avoid feeling crappy, I have to have an option to eat something that is sweet and delicious enough to distract me from the seductive cookies. (God I love cookies). I’ve made lots of gluten free dessert recipes that are great options (like this and this and this) and now I have a new one to add to the rotation!
Allow me to introduce you to the Bite of Joy. It’s a chocolate, almond and coconut bite. It might remind you of a certain candy bar that is my favorite of all time. Who knew you could achieve nearly the same thing in your own kitchen?
There isn’t a real recipe for this. I didn’t measure anything, just eyeballed, so I’ll give you the gist of what I did to throw these together.
Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Chocolate Chips (about 2 cups, maybe a little less)
Raw Almonds (one for each bite)
- Line a mini muffin tin with coconut flakes.
- Pop the coconut lined muffin tin in a 375 oven for a few minutes (maybe 5) to lightly toast the coconut.
- Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave. Alternate microwaving for 30 second and stirring until the chocolate chips are melted and silky smooth. I think I only did 2 30 second rounds.
- Add about a teaspoonful of melted chocolate on top of the coconut.
- Top the melted chocolate with an almond. Squish the almond into the chocolate just a smidge. I feel like it helped hold everything together.
- Chill everything in the fridge until the chocolate solidifies.