I love the look of these cacao and nut butter bites, recipe kindly provided by the lovely Carly from My Well Being Journal. These bites could be eaten as a snack or a healthier dessert, and I believe they would also be great as an energy snack before the workout or to help the recovery after the workout. I haven’t tried making them myself yet but I look forward to giving this a go, they seem so easy to make! Now over to Carly…
This is a great, simple no-bake bites recipe with dates, almonds, almond butter and dark chocolate at its heart. Natural sugars from the dates and the pure maple syrup keep things indulgent-tasting with none of the guilt, and the cacao nibs and nut pieces make this a perfectly crunchy fibrous snack that you can nibble at any time.
- 50g pitted dates, chopped
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- 4 tbsp almond butter, room temperature
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 80g quality chopped dark chocolate, melted
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prep your mixture.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped dates, almonds, nut butter, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Don’t stop mixing until the batter comes completely together and can be easily made into balls.
- Roll the mixture into small tablespoon-sized balls and dot onto the baking sheet.
- Drizzle each ball with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the cacao nibs.
- Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for half an hour or until the ball and the chocolate on top has set.
- Now they’re ready to eat. Take one (or five) and pass them around!
Carly was diagnosed with IBS three years ago and since then she’s been researching this digestive problem and finding out what eases her symptoms and what makes it worse. On her blog My Well Being Journal you will find lots of yummy recipes, all IBS-friendly. You can also follow Carly on Twitter and Instagram.