Even if you’re trying to eat more nourishing whole foods and less refined sugar this Halloween season, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat. Add this healthy Halloween dessert to your must-try list ASAP.

Eating well is a powerful form of self-care. What does eating well look like for you?

This healthier take on Almond Joy bars makes enjoying Halloween candy even sweeter, avoiding the use of refined sugars, dairy, and gluten.

I hope you enjoy this healthy Halloween treat!


healthy almond joy bars


The newest contributor, Jessica, created this healthy Halloween treat exclusively for the self-care blog.

Jessica is an online nutritionist behind Taste of Health, and we are so excited to welcome her to the team. I can’t wait to share the delicious and approachable recipes she creates for you!


Pure maple syrup is a lower glycemic, more mineral-rich alternative to regular white sugar. While coconut flakes, almonds, and coconut oil are full of healthy fats with anti-inflammatory properties.

A little touch of unsweetened cocoa powder gives these bites a nutrient-rich, brain-boosting bite of magnesium, antioxidants, and flavanols.

You won’t believe how delicious, satisfying — and nutritious — these healthier Almond Joy bars are. We won’t be surprised if you make them a sweet staple well beyond Halloween!

What I love about this recipe is that there are minimal ingredients required and can be whipped together in a matter of minutes.


healthy almond joy bars

Healthy Halloween Dessert: Almond Joy Bars

  • Author: Carley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American



Coconut Layer

1 ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tbsp maple syrup

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

Chocolate Layer

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Almond Layer

Handful whole almonds, salted or unsalted


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together all ingredients for the coconut layer.
  3. In a sauce pot over medium-low heat, stir together all ingredients for the chocolate layer until melted.
  4. On the parchment paper, first layer the coconut mixture, pressing flat.
  5. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the coconut layer. Top with almonds, then slice into bars.
  6. Place bars in the freezer to harden. Enjoy! 

Keywords: healthy halloween dessert, Halloween, almond joys, keto, vegan


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Photo and recipe credit: Jessica Biber, Taste of Health