I am all about quick and easy desserts! The faster they’re done, the sooner I can enjoy them. Reese’s peanut butter cups used to be a favorite of mine.  After ditching sugar, I’ve been determined to create a treat as equally appealing as those dangerous crinkly-edged discs. After some tweaking and testing, I’m happy to report these “amaze balls” fit the bill.

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!

Enjoy.

 

Sea Salt & Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bites
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Healthy and delicious Paleo friendly (gluten, sugar and dairy free) snacks.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 bites 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 bites 5-10 minutes
Sea Salt & Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bites
Print Recipe
Healthy and delicious Paleo friendly (gluten, sugar and dairy free) snacks.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 bites 5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 bites 5-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bites
Instructions
  1. Combine almond butter, melted ghee or coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, vanilla, and toffee flavor in a medium size bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Add coconut flour. Mix well.
  3. Form batter into balls and place on parchment paper.
  4. Place balls in fridge or freezer while preparing chocolate glaze.
  5. For the chocolate glaze, melt 2/3 cup coconut oil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup raw cacao powder, 5 Tbsp honey, 1/4 tsp vanilla and a pinch of sea salt to saucepan. Stir until smooth. Next, add 1-2 Tbsp of water to thicken chocolate glaze. Stir well. Add more water if needed.
  6. Using a spoon, dunk the almond butter balls into chocolate glaze and place on parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle with a few pinches of sea salt and enjoy.
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