Inside Out Almond Joys

These blow your mind just-like-the-real-thing almond joys have only 4 simple ingredients and are certainly about to become your sweet treat go-to!

My mom has always gone bonkers at Halloween. You name the candy, and she’s got it stocked and ready to pass out! However, there’s a problem. Their neighborhood hasn’t quite turned yet over so the number of kids does NOT match her quantity of candy. Guess who’s the lucky recipient of all the excess candy?!

I remember when I was training for my very first marathon though, I HATED seeing the huge bowl of candy just sitting out. Sounds strange, right? Here I am talking about how freaking GOOD these almond joys are, yet seeing the bowl of candy gave me anxiety. That’s correct. I felt like a marathoner had to look and eat a very specific way, AKA clean & sugar-free ALL THE TIME. So, every time I’d go to their house or have a HUGE bag of candy sent home with me, I felt the internal fight over so badly wanting candy but wanting to eat like a runner “should”.

Here’s what I know now:

There is JOY in enjoying something so delicious and that joy does not take away from your ability as a runner.

There is JOY in sharing a sweet treat with someone you adore. In my case, three little boys who love chocolate as much as I do!

There is strength in separating your worth and value as a person from your food choices or your running pace.

Inside Out Almond Joys

These blow your mind just-like-the-real-thing almond joys have only 4 simple ingredients and are certainly about to become your sweet treat go-to!
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24 pieces


  • 4 ¼ oz Dark Organic Chocolate (at least 70% cacao, chopped)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • ¼ cp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut


  • Microwave dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a large glass bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir well to combine.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add almonds to the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Use a spoon to drop small, even clusters (containing about 4 to 5 almonds each) onto the parchment paper. The number of clusters you make should be equal to your serving size.
  • Sprinkle coconut overtop of each cluster immediately. Transfer to the freezer until the clusters are set, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and enjoy!


  • No Almonds

    Use hazelnuts, peanuts or dried fruit instead.
  • No Coconut

    Use hemp seeds instead.
  • Spread the Love

    Package them in a tin or jar lined with parchment paper to give as a gift.
  • Serving Size

    One serving is equal to one cluster.

Alright sweet running friends of mine, let’s hear it. What was your most ultimate favorite Halloween candy when you were a kid and what is it now??

Can’t wait to hear!

xoxo Christina

To start your journey of finding your running alchemy, I’ve created a super simple nutrition guide. It’s the first steps I explore with my clients so that they can feel strong, healthy and confident, sans dieting. Snag that guide HERE!

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