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Salted Almond Joy Bars

I used to love Snickers bars – I ate them regularly until I got wise to sugars and processed foods. Now I make these – with a twist of salty almonds that take them to the next level! You’ll never want a packaged nut bar again….





For the base:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup

For the caramel layer:

  • 2 cups dates, soaked in warm water for 1 hour
  • 1 tablespoon 100% almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

For the topping: 

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice malt syrup


  1. In a food processor, add the oats, cashews, almond meal, and coconut, pulsing to a flour-like consistency.
  2. Tip the mix into a large bowl and mix in the rice malt syrup and coconut cream, then press into the base of a lined brownie tin.
  3. Back in the food processor, make the caramel layer by blending all the caramel ingredients together until smooth, then pour over the base.
  4. Top the caramel with chopped almonds and salt, then freeze until set for 2-4 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, make raw chocolate sauce by mixing together the coconut oil, cacao and rice malt syrup.
  6. Remove the almond slab from the freezer and cut into bars.
  7. Drizzle over the chocolate sauce and enjoy straight away or store back in the freezer for up to a week. Allow to come to room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

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Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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