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Chocolate Almond Bites

Little goodies with BIG flavour (you won’t even notice there’s beans inside).

Recipe overview

Chocolate Almond Bites
Developed by Emily Richards (PH Ec.)
10 bites
16 minutes
(prep: 15 mins / cook: 1 mins)
  • Calories  47
  • Carbs  13 g
  • Sugar  4 g
  • Fibre  2 g

Time Required
16 mins

Carbohydrate-rich food

13 g/serving



  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) natural almond or peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 oz (30 g) bittersweet 70% cocoa chocolate, melted
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) ground almonds
10 bites
16 minutes
(prep: 15 mins / cook: 1 mins)
  • Calories 47
  • Carbs 13 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Fibre 2 g


  1. In a microwaveable bowl combine dates and water; cover and microwave on High for 1 minute or until softened and water is absorbed.
  2. Scrape mixture and beans into food processor with almond butter and cocoa powder. Puree until very smooth; stopping and scraping down sides a couple of times.
  3. Scrape mixture into a bowl and stir in chocolate and vanilla. Chill in refrigerator for about 45 minutes or until slightly firm. Using a mini ice cream scoop or tablespoon, roll into balls and place on small baking sheet. Roll into ground almonds and keep refrigerated.

Tip: These can be frozen for up to 2 weeks or kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in a covered container.

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