Low FODMAP Almond Joy Energy Bites: Just Like The Candy Bar!
Have you ever had an Almond Joy candy bar? It’s sort of a log shape of sweet coconut filling enrobed with dark chocolate with the addition of a couple of whole almonds right on top of the bar, almost hiding underneath the sheath of chocolate.
I used to REALLY LIKE THEM. When I was a kid they seemed kind of adult and that added to the intrigue.
Unfortunately, Success Team RD Vanessa Cobarrubia and I found out on our deep-dive into researching low FODMAP candy, that Almond Joy contain multiple types of milk products and we cannot know the amount of lactose in each bar, so they are questionable in terms of FODMAP status.
Our Low FODMAP Almond Joy Energy Bites to the rescue! We think these are even BETTER than Almond Joy candy bars, because these won’t upset your tummy.
High FODMAP Ingredients
Rest assured that even though they are all used together in these energy bites, and even taking FODMAP Stacking into consideration, that if you stick with the serving sizes that they are low FODMAP.
Of course, how you tolerate the individual ingredients and the ingredients combined is the most important thing. Read our article What Is A Low FODMAP Serving Size? for a more complete discussion.
Low FODMAP Almond Joy Energy Bites
Do you like Almond Joy candy bars? These taste just like them - but they won't trigger your IBS!
Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 24 balls; 12 servings; serving size 2 balls
- 1 cup (99 g) old-fashioned oats, preferably lightly toasted; see Tips; use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
- 1/2 cup (135 g) natural almond butter, or natural or no-stir style creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup (75 ml) maple syrup
- 1/2 cup (38 g) sweetened long-shred coconut
- 1/3 cup (28 g) lightly toasted sliced almonds
- ¼ cup (45 g) miniature dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons Dutch-processed cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Place oats, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips, cocoa and almond extract in a bowl and stir together very well with a sturdy wooden spoon, large, firm silicone spatula or your hands until thoroughly combined. We like to use our stand mixer fitted with the flat paddle and highly recommend this approach.
Roll the mixture into small, bite-size balls about 1-inch (2.5 cm) across. We use a tiny scoop to help the process. If the mixture is too soft, simply cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.
Dédé's Quick Recipe Tips Video
- If you are going to toast the oats, position rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Pour oats out onto a rimmed sheet pan. Bake for about 7 to 8 minutes or just until they take on the faintest amount of color and a toasty aroma emanates from the oven. Set pan on rack to cool completely.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.
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