Keto-friendly treat for the holidays **new recipe**

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 11 December 2018

Can you be healthy yet still enjoy some holiday treats at the same time?

It is possible if you make it a priority.

A couple of my friends and I decided a few years ago to start doing a healthier version of a cookie exchange. We make each other a dozen of whatever healthy treat we choose. I have received everything from keto-fudge to low-carb chocolate chip cookies to Paleo-gingerbread cookies.

This year I am making a keto-friendly treat. I plan on packaging them in a tin or jar lined with parchment paper and maybe decorate with some Christmas ribbon.

I know it's hard for people to come up with their own ideas, especially when it's busy around the holidays, so I thought I would share my recipe with you.

Inside Out Almond Joys
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 24 servings
  • 120 grams Dark Organic Chocolate (at least 70% cacao, chopped)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  1. Microwave dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a large glass bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir well to combine.
  2. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add almonds to the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Use a spoon to drop small, even clusters (containing about 4 to 5 almonds each) onto the parchment paper. The number of clusters you make should be equal to your serving size.
  4. Sprinkle coconut overtop of each cluster immediately. Transfer to the freezer until the clusters are set, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the freezer and enjoy!
No almonds - use hazelnuts, peanuts or dried fruit instead. No Coconut - Use hemp seeds instead. Spread the Love - Package them in a tin or jar lined with parchment paper to give as a gift. Serving Size - One serving is equal to one cluster. Keto-Friendly - Use 90% cacao dark chocolate

Now I would love to hear from you! What is a Christmas tradition that you would like to change this year? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

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