Nut Butter Chocolate Bites

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Treats | 0 comments

Nut Butter Chocolate Bites

I was on a mission to make a raw fudge chocolate bar.  It didn’t happen.  What DID happen was the most delicious, beautiful, happy accident I’ve had in my kitchen.  As you know I love myself some chocolate.  I don’t like to buy candy bars from a typical store because they are filled with all sorts of crack…….. I mean sugar and other junk.  Raw chocolate bars can be a little pricy(starting at $8.99 a bar)  I love having options of making these yummy treats at home.

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Until recently I had only made homemade chocolate with coconut oil, raw cacao, and stevia or maple syrup.  Last night I decided to add some homemade almond butter to the mixture and ended up with an almond butter cup.  There is nothing better than a guilt-free chocolate treat. I could go on and on about how much I love these, but enough with all the talk lets get to the good stuff.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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This recipe is one of the yummy treats you can eat on my 7-Day Summer Slim Down Plan.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil(if you are using maple syrup as your sweetener, use less coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder*(cocoa power will work as well, just make sure the ingredient label only state cocoa on it, no sugar!)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice-I used almond here, but cashew would be so yummy, even regular peanut butter too
  • 1 dropful of liquid vanilla stevia* OR 2-3 tbsp maple syrup.
  • pinch of Real Salt*
  • mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners
  • non stick spray

*Use coupon code OZI624 at iherb.com and receive $5 off your order over $10 or $10 off your order over $40, plus free shipping.  I love iherb.com they have the best prices on a variety of products and they ship fast!

Preparation:

  1. Heat coconut oil until melted, and mix well with the nut butter.
  2. Add the cacao powder, stevia or maple syrup, and salt, mix well to combine. The batter should be more of a liquid than a solid.
  3. Spray mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners with nonstick spray.  Add the nut butter mixture and fill each tin about 1/4 full.  You should have about a dozen.
  4. Stick tray or liners into freezer for 15 minutes.  Remove from freezer, unwrap and enjoy!

~These can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 5-7 days(they never last longer than a week around my house, but they’d probably be good for a few weeks if they were in an air tight container).

 

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