Friday, March 11, 2016

Flourless, No Bake, Chocolate Almond Bites

Are you thinking you would like something a little sweet...chocolatey...crunchy...oh, and a little salty?  This is the recipe you have been looking for.  Plus, they only take a few minutes to make up with no flour and no baking.  They do go in the fridge for a while, but seriously, you can eat them without the fridge time.

These little bites are absolutely delicious!  They are sweetened with the dates, which are sticky enough to also hold them together.  AND they are healthy!  Dates, almonds, coconut oil, sea salt and chocolate...what's not to love?

Even the kids love them!  My 15 year old hates dates but loves these bites and frequently asks me to make them.  He was washing up the lunch dishes when I was putting this batch together and was repulsed and fascinated that I always make them with dates!  He was thinking I was trying to sneak something healthy into the bites when he wasn't looking.

If some how your family does not enjoy these chocolatey, round, drops from heaven...GOOD.  More for you.  These are perfect for when you get a craving for "something" sweet and salty and crunchy.  And if you make them bite sized, you can have 2 or three little mouthfuls to enjoy while seeing to that need.

Chocolate Almond Bites

1 1/2 cups whole almonds
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup of dates + a few more
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Chop up the almonds in a food processor until crumb like.
Add the cocoa powder, salt, coconut oil and 1 cup of dates.  Process until the dates are ground up and sticking everything together.  Add more dates, if needed, to make the bites hold together.

Form into bite sized balls and lay out on a parchment cover cookie sheet.  Put in the fridge or freezer to firm up.  Store in an air tight container, in the fridge.

These would be even more delectable coated with dark chocolate and sprinkled with a few grains of sea salt!

My plan was to take photo's of these in a pretty dish, all staged and lovely but, you see, I blinked...and the kids ate them all.  That's what happens in my house.  

My inspiration for this recipe!

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