When creating new recipes my goal is to replace unhealthy (disease causing) and nutrient-empty ingredients with healthy (disease preventing), nutrient-dense ingredients. So, instead of using traditional cocoa for the chocolate glaze, I used raw cacao (pronounced ka-cow). Conventional cocoa is highly processed and lacking in nutrients while raw cacao is much less processed and considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods on the planet. Antioxidants help to slow down the aging process, boost heart health, and decrease the risk of cancer.
What about that semi-crumbly inside? I am not a huge fan of peanuts or peanut butter. Peanuts are high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and also contain a nasty mold linked to many types of cancer. In a nutshell, peanuts have very few health-boosting properties. Almonds, on the other hand, are high in vitamin E, riboflavin, and magnesium, which have been shown to prevent heart disease, help control blood sugar, prevent cancer, and help with weight loss. Almonds make a perfect nutty substitute.
A combination of chocolate, nuts, and sea salt never disappoints. This tasty trio is hard to beat. It’s like a perfect storm of goodness but in your mouth.
These almond butter bites are free of processed sugar, dairy, and gluten. They’re loaded with healthy fats and protein, which make them the perfect health-boosting, sweet-tooth-curing snack. But, I must warn you…you won’t be able to stop!