If you happen to find yourself with a chocolate craving like I have over the last week, these little babies are so delicious. You only need one and the sweetness you were craving will be gone. The centre is filled with almond butter and then dipped in dark chocolate. Make sure you use a good quality dark chocolate that has at least 70% cacao. I find anything over 70% a little too bitter. One of the great things about dark chocolate, is you only need a little bit to feel satisfied. Dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants and when you use a good quality product it isn’t filled with a bunch of added nasties.
It’s very rare that I have physical cravings but when my body is crying out for a little dark chocolate, who am I to ignore that 😉 It’s almost always hormonal for me and when you start to connect to your body, it’s so interesting learning about what your body needs at different times throughout the month. If you’re someone that struggles with cravings regularly, make sure you listen to those messages and identify whether it’s actually something your body physically needs or if the craving is mental or emotional. If you find yourself eating a whole lot of chocolate which leaves you feeling rubbish from all the sugar, try replacing it with a square of dark chocolate. Simple changes can make a huge difference.
I’ve only just jumped on the almond butter train. Why has it taken me so long! I just kind of avoided it thinking it wasn’t a necessity but it’s now here to stay. It’s so delicious and wonderful added to porridge and smoothies. The combination of almond butter and dark chocolate is wonderful and the perfect after dinner treat.
These choc almond bites are super simple to make. They can be a little fiddly but if you have kids it would be great to get them involved. Make sure you store them in the freezer. The recipe makes roughly twenty four so you’ll have a nice little stash to keep in the freezer for the next time you feel like a healthier option for a treat. My food philosophy and philosophy for life really is all about balance. Everything in moderation leads to a happy and healthy life.
- 1.5 cups almond butter
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 5 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
- 100g dark chocolate
- Add almond butter, almond flour, flaxseed, vanilla and honey to a bowl and mix until combined
- Put mixture in fridge for at least 30 minutes. This makes the mixture firmer and is easier to roll into balls
- Roll the mixture into balls and put in the freezer for one hour
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler
- Dip each ball into the chocolate and put on a sheet of baking paper
- Store in freezer