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We all face the midafternoon hunger pang. That evil butall-controlling urge that causes us to shove M&amp;Ms, Doritos, andmystery melted 2-year-old Hershey’s Kisses into our mouths to preventsomeone (most of the time our unknowing mothers, who have just calledto say “hi”) from feeling our hanger (that is, anger from being so damnhungry). But sadly, scarfing “empty calories” only holds us off forabout 12 minutes — at which point we shovel in some otherguilt-inducing treat. <p />

 

Healthful chocolate? You bet! These are a dark chocolate–lover’s dream! They’re full of fabulous, sinfully delicious flavor — slightly bitter and not too sweet. These tasty little snacks energize, nourish, and provide a balanced form of energy; they’re just right for popping into your mouth whenever you need a bite of power.

 


 

1 cup raw almond butter

 

1 cup dried currants or small raisins

1/2 cup raw cocoa (cacao) powder

3 tablespoons raw agave nectar or raw honey

1 tablespoon purified water

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


A good source of:
heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, blood-building iron, boron, potassium, sulfur, calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, vitamins B and E, protein, natural sugars, fiber, and gently stimulating caffeine, which increases circulation and blood flow


1 Mix the almond butter, currants, cocoa, agave, water, and cinnamon with your hands in a medium bowl. Mash the mixture thoroughly, then form a stiff dough ball.


2 Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into bite-size balls about 1 inch in diameter.


3 For the best flavor and consistency, allow the balls to set for 24 hours before eating. Store the balls in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator and consume within 2 or 3 weeks. They maybe individually wrapped, using waxed paper or plastic wrap, and taken with you to enjoy as portable energy bites.


Yield: About 42 bites


 
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