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