Recipe Of The Month: Chocolate Almond Bites

Farewell Sue!
September 29, 2017

10 bites / 16 min 

Prep 15 min / Cook 1 min 

These little nuggets of tastiness are perfect to enjoy with coffee and share with a loved one during this intensely chocolatey month.

Ingredients

  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) natural almond or peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 oz (30 g) bittersweet 70% cocoa chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) ground almonds

Directions

  1. In a microwaveable bowl combine dates and water; cover and microwave on High for 1 minute or until softened and water is absorbed.
  2. Scrape mixture and beans into food processor with almond butter and cocoa powder. Puree until very smooth; stopping and scraping down sides a couple of times.
  3. Scrape mixture into a bowl and stir in chocolate and vanilla. Chill in refrigerator for about 45 minutes or until slightly firm. Using a mini ice cream scoop or tablespoon, roll into balls and place on small baking sheet. Roll into ground almonds and keep refrigerated.

Tip: These can be frozen for up to 2 weeks or kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in a covered container.

Nutritional info per serving (1 bite)

  • Calories 47
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total Fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 7 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Total sugars 4 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Potassium 101 mg

 

Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2016.