No Bake Almond Butter, Oat and Chocolate Bites. If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s more on the healthy side, this is it.
This post was originally published November 10, 2016
As I mentioned Tuesday on my link party post, I attended the Pinners Conference in Salt Lake over this past weekend. The weekend was full of amazing classes, vendors and had such high positive energy, I could bounce around all day. Some of my favorite classes should be of no surprise to you; they are the food ones. This recipe for chocolate bites I’m about to show you came from a class taught by Lisa from VeggieLisa. It’s super easy and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
If you have not heard of Pinners, let me tell you all about it. Pinners started right here in Utah in 2013 and now is held in four locations across the U.S. I’ve been going since it’s inception and first heard about it. Salt Lake Pinners has just gotten better and better each year. I took 13 classes this past year ranging from cute home decor crafts to lifestyle classes to food demos. What an amazing experience!!!
Now, on to the chocolate bites
When Lisa from VeggieLisa demonstrated this chocolate bites recipe during one of the classes, I knew I was going to make it right away. It’s NO BAKE so how easy is that? Amazingly I had most of the ingredients at home! She passed around samples of her chocolate bites and they were delicious. Right when I got home, I went straight to the kitchen and made it.
Lisa’s recipe included natural peanut butter and semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. However, I used almond butter (which she also suggested) and since I didn’t have chocolate chips, I chopped up a dark chocolate bar I had on hand. Sometimes you just have to be flexible with your recipes.
No Bake Almond Butter, Oat and Chocolate Bites
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable|
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup natural almond butter (or natural peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (I used Himalayan Pink Salt)
- 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (or semi sweet chocolate chips)
This recipe made 48 little chocolate bites. I took a bunch of them to work and passed them around to co-workers and got positive feedback. I do suggest when you make them that you line your mini-muffin cups with paper liners. It will be much easier to get them out plus you can use decorative liners in holiday patterns. These make great neighbor gifts during the holiday season and are perfect for Valentines Day.
Other dessert recipes you’ll want to try
- Oreo Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
- Peppermint Truffle Cookies
- Mocha Latte Ice Cream with Cashews
- Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
For more sweet treats, follow my desserts Pinterest board.
Follow Lori’s Culinary’s board Seriously Sweet Stuff on Pinterest.
If you make this recipe, and you really should because it’s delicious and healthier for you, take a picture & share it to Instagram. Don’t forget to tag me (@lorisculinarycreations) & use my hashtag #LorisCulinaryCreations. I want to see your creations!