One of the things that is so amazing about eating a whole food diet, is that so many of the recipes are so simple and quick to make. They are not designed with heaps of ingredients with complicated cooking methods.
These Almond Cranberry Bites are another example of this. Just a handful of healthy and easy to find ingredients and you have a bite sized treat to satisfy any craving.
Now a word of warning, with all these whole food and paleo treats out there, they are not a free pass to eat as much as you want. They are rich, concentrated foods which need to enjoyed as TREATS. For this reason, making them in single portion, bite sized pieces is a great way to prevent cutting off a slice too big,
Now nutritionally, the almond butter is high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids, the combination of protein and fat will keep you satisfied and full. The dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and it’s natural little caffeine content makes it the perfect afternoon pick me up. Enjoy 1-2 bites with a cup of green tea and you will be satisfied until dinner.
- • 100 gm dark chocolate 70-80%
- • 1/2 cup almond butter
- • 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
- • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries finely chopped
- • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- Create a double boiler by filling a large saucepan with water and sitting a smaller saucepan in the water, making sure that no water gets into the smaller saucepan. Bring the water to the boil.
- Add half of the chocolate and melt it over a gentle heat.
- Line a mini muffin tray with mini patty cases. If you don’t have a mini muffin tray then the patty cases by themselves should work, just a little more delicate to work with.
- Pour a thin layer of chocolate into the base of each patty tin.
- Place the muffin tray in the freezer to set the chocolate. This takes about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix together the almond butter, vanillia, flour and 1/2 of the chopped cranberries until it forms a dough.
- Remove the muffin tray from the freezer. Use your hands to mould small flattened balls of dough to fit into the patty tins.
- Melt the remaining chocolate in the double boiler. Pour the chocolate over the top of the dough in the patty tins.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining chopped cranberries and shredded coconut.
- Place the tray in the freezer until the chocolate is set. Once set, store them in an airtight container in the freezer,