Almond Joy Balls

Did you know that Almond Joys have 25 ingredients?! Even more surprising is that that the first ingredient is NOT almonds, chocolate or coconut – the first ingredient is corn syrup! That means there’s more corn syrup in an Almond Joy than any other ingredient!

If you’re craving that Almond Joy flavor you’ll love these 6 ingredient treats. They’re easy to make and once the dough is made you can enlist your kiddos to help roll the balls and cover them in coconut.


Almond Joy

Almond Joy Balls

5 from 4 votes
Servings: 20 balls


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 20 raw almonds to place on top of each ball
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (divided)
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 Tbsp water


  • Place the 2 cups of almonds in a food processor and grind into fine crumbs. 
  • Add 1/2 cup coconut flakes, dates, cacao and vanilla extract into the food processor and process until no large chunks remain. 
  • Remove mixture from food processor, place in a medium bowl and add 4 tablespoons of water. Mix together. You want the consistency to be sticky. If it's too crumbly, add an additional tablespoon of water and mix. 
  • Place remaining coconut flakes in a food processor and process until it is snow consistency. Pour coconut powder onto a plate. 
  • Scoop about 2 T of the mixture from the medium bowl into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball. 
  • Next, roll ball into coconut powder and then press one almond into the top of each ball.
  • Continue until all of the mixture in the medium bowl is gone. 
  • Place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or the freezer for 20 minutes prior to serving. 


You can store these in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 6 months. 
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Check out more plant-based holiday treats: Samoa Cookies, Chocolate Snowballs, No-bake Gingerbread Balls, Thumbprint CookiesPB Quinoa Bark, Best-Ever Buckeyes, Festive Fruity Bites



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Almond Joy Balls

3 thoughts on “Almond Joy Balls”

  • This recipe is unclear. Do you process all of the almonds? Do you leave some out to place into each ball? How many of these make one serving? They look delicious but the recipe is missing some crucial information.

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It should be much more clear now. Let us know if you have anymore questions!

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