As we enter the holiday season, it can be challenging to stick to healthy eating habits with all the temptations around. This healthy treat is free of processed sugar and other additives, making it easy to skip the Halloween candy for good!
With each bite of these holiday treats, invigorate your senses with the decadent taste of pure chocolate, paired with a rich almond butter filling and creamy coconut shell.
Trick or Treat Almond Butter Bites
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1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup coconut manna
¼ cup pumpkin puree
2 tbs cacao powder
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
¼ cup almond butter
5-6 squares dairy-free, dark chocolate bar (85% or higher)
1 ice cube tray
In a food processor, mix together coconut manna, shredded coconut flakes and pumpkin puree.
In a bowl, add almond butter. Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Then, stir in cacao powder until the mixture is smooth.
Grease ice cube trays lightly with melted coconut oil and a paper towel.
Take a quarter size amount of the coconut mixture and pack it down into the ice cube tray. With a spoon, add a dime size amount of the almond butter and cacao mixture on top. Next, add another quarter size amount of the coconut mixture and spread until it covers the filling evenly.
Repeat this process until all the ice cube trays are filled. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
Over a stove top, boil water in a pot. On top, place a small skillet or pot, creating a double boiler. Melt the chocolate for 2-3 minutes over high heat. If easier, use a microwave to melt the dark chocolate bar for 15-20 seconds.
Set chocolate aside to cool. Meanwhile, pop out treats from the ice cube trays onto a plate.
Drizzle chocolate over the top and enjoy. Store in refrigerator if not eaten right away.