These are fabulous protein packed little bites. Ideal as a healthy snack and a great post workout recovery fuel. If you’re craving something sweet then reach for one of these little treats instead of a chocolate bar. A good bedtime choice too to balance blood sugars and support muscle recovery and repair. You can keep the sugar content down by using stevia or xylitol to sweet. Vary the flavours too. I used raw cacao to make chocolate bites but you could leave this out and add vanilla extract or almond extract instead. To keep these paleo you could use Paleo Protein Powder from BioSynergy.or Paleo Protein by Protein Works – both are delicious
These are delicious – make up a big batch and freeze until needed.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 15 minutes
Serves – 8-10
What’s good about it?
Cacao is a top source of antioxidants, and it contains an abundance of magnesium and iron. This is a fabulous healthy treat and a great way to satisfy chocolate cravings.
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl except the coconut or almond milk and mix together. Add enough milk alternative to form a stiff dough.
- Roll the mixture into walnut size balls and dust in a little desiccated coconut or raw cacao powder
- Store in the fridge until required
Did you Know?
Cacao powder has been an important food in South America for thousands of years. A spoonful can transform a smoothie or dessert, and it’s essential for making a Mexican molé sauce. Use it to make your own healthy chocolates – see my recipe for chocolate caramels
2tbsp raw cacao powder
2tbsp coconut flour
1tbsp almond nut butter
1tbsp coconut oil
1-2tbsp xylitol, ground up finely
2-3tbsp dairy free, sugar free chocolate chips
1-2 tbsp coconut milk or almond milk
To dust- desiccated coconut or raw cacao powder