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 min)
  • Calories  112
  • Carbs  13 g
  • Sugar  6 g
  • Fibre  2 g
Clock

Time Required
16 mins

Carbohydrate grain

Carbohydrates
13 g/serving

Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 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 min)
  • Calories 112
  • Carbs 13 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Fibre 2 g

Directions

  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.

Nutritional Info

Per serving (1 bite)

  • Calories  112
  • Protein  1 g
  • Total fat  2 g
    • Saturated fat  1 g
    • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Carbohydrates  13 g
    • Fibre  2 g
    • Total sugars  6 g
    • Added sugars  0 g
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  101 mg

© 2019 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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