Homemade "mounds" or "almond Joy" Candy

"A healthy (potentially raw/vegan) recipe for a tasty treat. adapted from the nourishing gourmet. coconut butter, or manna, can be from the healthy food store- brands nutiva and artisana are both very good. you can use the coconut nectar or agave for raw. cook time is freezer time."
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  • for the coconut part melt the coconut oil with the honey, stirring to combine (add coconut butter/manna now if using).
  • stir in almond extract and shredded coconut.
  • divide into a 12 muffin tin and press 1-2 almonds into each if you want almond joy version.
  • freeze about 15 minutes.
  • for the chocolate part melt coconut oil and honey together, stir in vanilla and cocoa powder with a whisk or beaters
  • top coconut patties with 2 tbs each of the chocolate and freeze 30 minutes.
  • store in the freezer or refrigerator.

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