These Cacao Almond Bites are a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth—without the blood-sugar crash. The bites contain healthy fats from coconut oil, protein from almond butter, and just a touch of sweetness from maple syrup and/or stevia. If you are looking for a no-sugar option, simply omit the maple syrup and sweeten with stevia to taste.
Yield: 10 bites
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
½ cup coconut oil
? cup almond butter
¼ cup cacao powder
2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)
5–10 drops vanilla stevia (optional)
¼ cup almonds
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
Pinch of sea salt
- Add coconut oil and almond butter to a double boiler or microwave-safe dish. Heat gently, until the coconut oil is liquefied; then mix with the almond butter. Remove from heat, add in the cacao powder, along with the maple syrup and stevia (if using), and mix well.
- Line a small rectangular or square dish with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Sprinkle the almonds, coconut flakes and sea salt on top.
- Let harden in the refrigerator for one hour (or until solid), then cut into 10 squares. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until serving.