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Almond Joy Candy Leathers

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almond oy candy leather packaged up for gift giving

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

Here is an amazing coconut and almond treat blended with rich, dark chocolate. This candy leather can be easily recognized by the strong smell of sweetness and coconut that escapes from the package as soon as you open it.  The best part of all is that it tastes even better than its mouth-watering scent would have you believe.

These candy leathers can be cut into any shape and size.  It just depends on how you want to package them… that is if you want to package them at all.  They are perfect for gifts or even for quick grab-n-go treats for my hubby.

I cut the leather steps into 4” x 2.5” strips (to fit my bags)  This created 12 packages. If you are interested, I ordered the Copious 4″ x 6.5″ Kraft Window Stand Up Pouch (2 oz. | 60g). I originally bought them for my single-serving cereal pouches but had some leftover, so I used them for this project. I have ordered many different bags from different companies over time and love the quality of these.

If you don’t want to get that fancy, you can use ziplock snack-sized bags.  I have used these by the hundreds when I make a big batch of fruit leathers for snacks for gift giving.  They are made of BPA-free plastic and are 6-5/8″ x 3-1/4”.  A perfect snack size.

One of the many things that I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t contain any sugars, other than the natural fruit sugars found in bananas.  The most important “ingredients” in these leathers are not listed down below… vitamin B6 & C, potassium, fiber, protein, medium-chain triglycerides which burn as fuel in your body…antioxidants, omega-3 essential fatty acids which are shown to have heart-healthy effects… the list goes on.  Not only does it taste amazing… it can do amazing things for your body.  I best let you go.  I just get so excited when something can taste so good and yet can be so good for me! Many blessings, amie sue

a close up of almond oy candy leather packaged up for gift givingIngredients:

yields 2 (12” x 12”) sheets


  1. In the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine the bananas, flax seeds, cacao powder, lemon juice, and salt.  Process until it is nice and creamy.
  2. Add the coconut and almonds and pulse just a few times to mix it in.
  3. Spread half of the batter on the non-stick teflex sheets that come with the dehydrator.
  4. Be sure to spread it evenly, so it dries evenly.
  5. Add more almonds or coconut on top if desired.
  6. Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) for about 8 hours.
    • Every once in a while check in on it.  You know it is done when you can carefully peel the “wrap” off of the teflex sheet.
    • If you have any “wet” spots on the backside, flip the wet side up and continue drying for another hour or so.
  7. To store:  lay out a large piece of plastic wrap, lay the chocolate wrap on the plastic, and roll it up, tucking the sides underneath.  Or package as you see fit.

The Institute of Culinary Ingredients™

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients, it is important to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.

 showing you the texture of the a close up of almond joy candy leather


showing the showing you the texture of the almond joy candy leather while on the dehydrator tray

These candy leathers taste fantastic with

a fresh glass of almond milk.

a display of almond milk in cute little milk jars


4 thoughts on “Almond Joy Candy Leathers

  1. Hi Amie sue,
    Thank you so much for all your shares and what you have been teaching me. You are my ” go to creative Chef” when it comes to satisfying my cravings for wonderful dehydrated deliciousness.:)
    Looking forward to introducing this recipe to a friend of mine to take to school along with showing her how easy it is to create and enjoy foods that will increase her Joy in Life. :D
    I am curious about the metal(?) tray you have under the wrap you are holding in one of the photos. What is it’s purpose in the making of this recipe? What else do you use it for and where would i find one?
    Blessings of Prosperity with Joy, Wendy

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Wendy,

      Thank you so much for sharing this. It means a lot to me. :) I love being a part of your kitchen, in spirit and recipe. hehe You will have to keep me posted on how it goes with your friend.

      Oh the metal tray beneath the leather is a dehydrator tray. So no special need for it… use what mesh tray liner that you have. :) Have a blessed and wonderful day, amie sue

      • Hello again, Amie sue,
        I did introduce my friend to these candy leathers and they came back with a HUGE desire for more !! Evidently , they shared with friends and now more are wanted🙋🏻 Alrightie then!! > the Holidays are here and I am happy to gift these . Thanks so much for All you do & share 💗💗💗

        • amie-sue says:

          Good morning :)

          I am so thrilled to hear that you and your friends are enjoying these. :) I just love giving raw / healthy treats as gifts. You have a wonderful and giving heart. Many blessings to you and your loved ones. Thanks for sharing. amie sue

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