Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Keto Almond Joy Bites and the Compliment?

My husband has a funny way of giving compliments, well at least to me.  The other day We were talking to my mom and we said something about how important it was to keep a schedule, even when working from home.  How you have to get up, get dressed, get to work on time and make life as normal as possible in these abnormal times.  He then said, "Yes, Toni even has a schedule for cleaning; Monday she cleans the floors, Tuesday the bathrooms...I never knew she was such a good cleaner."

So, does that mean he thinks I never cleaned before or that I just didn't do a good job in the past?  I'm still not sure how to take that.

Well, I'm putting away my Halloween stuff and getting out Christmas.  I don't want to hear it, yes Christmas is coming out now.  My tree will be trimmed and beautiful before the weekend is over.

I made it through Halloween without eating any sugar and I plan to make it through the holiday season the same way.  One of my tricks is to always have something delicious in case that sweet tooth hits.  I made these little Almond Joy bites so I wouldn't be tempted by anything else.  Everyone got candy on Halloween and so did I.  

And now, when my husband hands me a back-handed compliment, I can just smile and eat another candy bite. These make everything sweeter.

 Keto Almond Joy Bites

1 can (13.5oz) full fat coconut milk

3 Tbsp. confectioners Swerve, or powdered sweetener of choice

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

36 almonds

1 cup sugar free chocolate chips, I like Lily's

1/2 tsp. coconut oil

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring coconut milk and sweetener to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until milk has reduce by half, about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla, coconut oil and salt.  

Meanwhile, measure shredded coconut into a large mixing bowl.  Pour coconut milk mixture over shredded coconut and mix well.  

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.  With a small scooper or two teaspoons, make 36 mounds of the coconut mixture.  Put one almond on each mound and press to adhere.  Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.

Once the coconut mounds are firm, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 second increment, until the chips are melted and smooth.  Alternatively, you can melt the chips and coconut oil over a double boiler.  Dip bottom of each mound in chocolate and return to cookie sheet.  Once all mounds are dipped, use remaining chocolate to drizzle over the tops.  Return to refrigerator until chocolate is set.  Keep refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 3 months.  (I usually freeze half and keep half in the fridge)

1 year ago:    Chocolate Fudge and Bragging on My Husband

3 years ago:   Missing Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

5 years ago:   Meeting My New Great-Niece

7 years ago:   The Sprained Ankle and Kentucky Kiss - Drink of the Week

November 4, 2020  Sunrise 8:51 am  Suset 4:16 pm  Temp H -16/ L -26°F

1 comment:

  1. I think the response to "I never knew she was such a good cleaner" is "Well, someone's gotta do it". Enjoying your blog!


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