2pp, 5pp, dessert, Recipes, recipes for one, snacks

(clean eating) almond joy bites

 almond joy bites | my skinny sweet tooth

It’s no lie that I’m a sucker for an Almond Joy candy bar (or chocolate & coconut) … any time of day. Breakfast? Dessert? Yes, YES!

However, eating candy bars everyday is not considered “in moderation” in my book. Once a week, perhaps. But in an attempt to eat a little cleaner, these will be my Almond Joy swap. Who needs a sugar-filled, coconutty candy bar? Not this girl.  If I ate one of these little nuggets with my eyes closed, I would think I was chomping on the real deal. Seriously … you’re only 4 ingredients away from satisfying that Almond Joy/candy bar craving.

Raw.
No bake.
Super easy.
Guilt free.

What are you waiting for? Yep, I’m going to eat one right now …

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7pp, breakfast, pancakes, Recipes

almond joy pancakes

almond joy pancakes | my skinny sweet tooth

Dessert for breakfast. One of my favorite things. Another favorite thing? When it’s healthier and guilt-free. Boom & boom!

With the weather warming up, I’ll be using a lot of coconut in my dishes. It’s a light, tropical taste that packs big flavor with minimal points (if used the right way 😉 ). I just recently made skinny almond joy bars, and as I knew it would, they didn’t last long. I may have a bar or two left, but they probably wouldn’t be the best breakfast choice. So, pancakes it is! Chocolate (protein!) pancakes topped with coconut maple cream, shredded coconut & sliced almonds … I know, right?! Candy Pancakes for breakfast!! Continue reading “almond joy pancakes”

2pp, dessert, Recipes, snacks

skinny almond joy bars

skinny almond joy bars | my skinny sweet tooth

There’s something special about an almond joy. The chocolate and coconut can easily transport me to a topical place. Sometimes I feel those commercials prove true. You know the ones; where someone tears open that blue wrapper, and along with the chocolate and coconut, a palm tree appears. Yep, that’s me; eyes closed, sitting in my bathroom with my feet in the tub, inhaling an almond joy. Yet, in my head, I’m at the beach with my feet in the water. I just hope my husband doesn’t walk in on me and wonder what I’m doing … but hey, maybe one day he’ll join me. If I’m willing to share. I do love him, but he should bring his own almond joy just in case. 😉

Since my jeans won’t let me inhale almond joys like I used to, I’ve decided to come up with my own version. They’re healthier, too! Oh, and the best part? NO BAKE! It’s 85° outside, turn that oven off! 🙂

Each bar is only 2pp and satisfies that chewy, chocolate and coconutty craving. 100%. Maybe my husband will join me on the side of the tub with a plate full of these.

“Unwrap paradise” they say. Don’t mind if I do!
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