Chocolate Bites

Base Ingredients:

1/2 cup freshly ground almond butter (I'm assuming other nut butters would work well also, so feel free to give it a try! Remember peanuts are a legume and have inflammatory properties)

1/4 cup coconut oil (make sure to use a coconut tasting oil, unrefined or virgin; I use Tropical Traditions Brand)

1/4 cup cacao powder (cocoa powder works as well, but I suggest transitioning to cacao powder)


Choose your sweetener:

None (best option for fat loss and gut health)

1/2-1 tsp Stevia (promotes good gut health, but there is limited research on long term effects)

1/8-1/4 cup of Honey (high in fructose, promotes Candida overgrowth in the gut, should be used sparingly and only as a treat!)

1/8-1/4 cup Maple Syrup (same as honey, but vegan)


Add-ins:

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp mint extract

Whole almonds or other nuts like pecans


Combine your base ingredients in a bowl. Stir until well mixed. Choose your sweetener and add it in. (This recipe fills a 12 count mini muffin tray, so I made 3 different versions, one row of each.)  Add any extras you want except the whole almonds. Using spoon, transfer the mix to a mini muffin tray, ice cub tray, or a silicone candy mold(this is the best option). If using whole almonds, press them into the center of each candy piece. Place in the freezer for at least 1 hour. The candies should be solid, you can remove them from the pan and store them in a baggie in the freezer, or you can cover them. These melt quickly!

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