Double Chocolate Cherry Bites

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It’s the holiday season, which means lots of goodies and treats that taste delicious, but aren’t the greatest for us or our waistlines!  I’ve got good news!  I made these double chocolate cherry bites, and they taste just as good, if not better than all of those not-s0-good-for-you treats, but they are fantastic for you!  They only have five ingredients, and every single one of them have loads of health benefits!  Let’s take a look!  Each of the following pins lists the health benefits of each ingredient, and links to the site responsible for the pin that goes into more detail if you’re interested!

RAW CACAO

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DARK CHOCOLATE / SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE

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MEDJOOL DATES

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DRIED TART CHERRIES

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ALMONDS

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All of this in a sweet treat!!!  This is my go to holiday treat, and they always go over well at holiday parties and get togethers!  Not to mention, they’re really simple to make!  Speaking of which, let’s see how to do just that!

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHERRY BITES

Ingredients – organic is always best for each ingredient!

  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds, no salt
  • 1 1/4 cup dried tart cherrys
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao powder
  • Stevia, to taste (optional – I’ve made these with and without, and both are equally great…just depends on just how sweet you want these to be.
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1.) Put the almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

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2.) Add the cherries, raw cacao powder, medjool dates, and stevia (if using).  Process on high until the mixture starts to clump together.  This can take a few minutes.

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3.) Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Form bite size balls with the mixture and place on the wax paper.  If you want, you can stop here.  These taste great with or without the chocolate coating.  If you want to forego the chocolate coating, just place these in the fridge now and allow to set for at least 1/2 hour.  Otherwise, just go to the next step.

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4.) Heat the chocolate chips over medium/low heat in a small sauce pan.  Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

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5.) Dip each of the balls into the melted chocolate and coat, one by one.  Place back on the wax paper.  Allow to sit until the chocolate coating hardens (you don’t need to put them in the fridge, but you can if you want to speed things up a bit).

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Look at those!  How can you resist!  You’ve gotta try these things!  Super good for you, and oh my gosh, SO yummy!  Enjoy! 🙂

Healthy Chocolate Almond Butter Bites

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Oh.  My.  Gosh.  These are the tastiest little things ever!  Totally good for you, but they taste like they are totally bad for you – perfect!  These are a lot like my trail mix energy bites, but with a chocolate twist!  I got the recipe for these from the following pin.

Ingredients-for-Chocolate-Almond-Butter-Oatmeal-Bites

I changed it a little bit by replacing the cocoa powder with raw cacao, reducing the honey, adding a bit of stevia, and increasing the amount of coconut.  The result?  Heaven in a ball!

I made these the other day, and hubby wolfed down quite a few of them after his run, and I gobbled up the rest of them after that – they go quick!  The recipe is quick and simple, and these are great to have in the fridge for a quick healthy snack!

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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER BITES

Ingredients: makes 18-20 balls

  • 1 cup oats (I used gluten free, but you don’t have to)
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Cacoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • Pinch of stevia to taste

Directions:

1.) In a mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients (oats, coconut, raw cacao powder, and stevia)

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2.) Add the Almond butter and honey.

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3.) Stir to combine completely.

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4.) Using your hands, roll into balls.  Place them on a plate, and put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes minimum before serving.

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These make for a perfect healthy snack that will satisfy your hunger!  Enjoy! 🙂