I fully believe that enjoying sweet treats should be part of a balanced diet! I have no shame in enjoying a treat occasionally. My top tip? Make your own sweet snacks and desserts! Almond Cookies are so easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand. These cookies are a simple treat and pay homage to an all-time favorite candy bar!
The only four ingredients in these cookies are almonds, coconut flakes, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed coconut milk. No, I won’t be eating the whole batch in a day, but I will feel good when I snack on this homemade treat than a store bought candy bar!
The 4 Ingredients You Need:
• unsweetened flake coconut – make sure you use use flake coconut that looks like longer strands, not shredded coconut or coconut flakes that looks more like chips.
• dark chocolate chips – You can use mini or regular chocolate chips.
• salted almonds
• sweetened condensed coconut milk – You can make your own or store bought with fewer calories!
In a bowl, combine the shredded coconut, almonds and chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed coconut milk. Stir until the mixture is well coated with the coconut milk. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press each cookie down a bit either using a spoon or your fingers. If the dough is sticking your fingers use a little water to moisten them. Bake until the edges are golden brown and then let cool completely on the baking sheet before serving. If you try to eat them before they cool, they’ll likely fall apart!