Introduction: Paleo Goddess Almond Joy Bites

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Paleo Almond Joy Bites

* 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

* 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

* 1 tablespoon of raw honey

* 1 tablespoon of water

* 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

* Pinch of fine sea salt

* 1 full bar of Trader Joe's Organic 73% Cacao Super Dark Chocolate with Almonds, or substitute with 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips mixed with 1T of crushed almonds.

- In a medium bowl, combine the shredded coconut, coconut oil, honey, water, vanilla and salt, and mix well. Allow the mixture to rest for 5-10 minutes, so that the dried coconut will absorb some of the moisture.

- Using a tablespoon or ice cream scoop, drop the coconut mixture onto a plate lined with parchment paper, creating bite-sized mounds.

- Place the plate in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, to allow the coconut mounds to firm up. They should become pretty solid, thanks to the coconut oil!

- While the coconut filling is setting in the freezer, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave until fully melted (be careful not to burn it!) or melt in a double boiler on the stove.

- Using a spoon, coat each coconut mound with a dollop of melted chocolate, spreading the coating around evenly!

*Serve slightly chilled for best texture, and enjoy!

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