Indulging in sweets is an everyday occurrence in our family, but there’s something about dark chocolate that always hits the spot. With that said, finding healthier alternatives to our favorite desserts has become a top priority. That’s where these dark chocolate almond bites came into play.
One day, while enjoying some chocolate truffles from the store, a lightbulb went off in my head. What if I could recreate this decadent treat, but without any guilt attached? The result is these bites of pure bliss that will satisfy any sweet tooth without the added sugar. The combination of grounded dates and almonds creates a mouthwatering consistency making it hard to believe that these bites are actually good for you. The minute you bite into the dark chocolate that covers those mouthwatering ball-shaped bites, your eyes will try to express so many feelings of pleasure and satisfaction!
One day, while savoring the velvety smoothness of rich chocolate truffles from the local store, a brilliant idea ignited in my mind. What if I could recreate this indulgent delight, but without the lingering guilt that often accompanies such treats? The thought consumed me, and I embarked on a culinary adventure to craft a guilt-free version of these heavenly morsels. The result? An extraordinary creation that surpasses expectations – each bite of pure bliss is a tantalizing experience, meticulously crafted to satiate even the most discerning sweet tooth, without the burden of added sugar.
Picture this: a symphony of flavors and textures, where the earthy sweetness of finely ground dates harmonizes flawlessly with the delicate crunch of almonds. The combination creates a mouthwatering consistency that defies logic, making it almost unbelievable that these delectable bites are genuinely good for you. As you sink your teeth into the luscious dark chocolate coating, enveloping those irresistible ball-shaped treats, a wave of pleasure and satisfaction washes over you. Your eyes betray the myriad of emotions experienced in that single moment – delight, contentment, and sheer culinary ecstasy.
In closing, these Dark Chocolate Almond Bites have not only become a staple in our family’s treat rotation but have also opened up a whole new realm of guilt-free confectionery possibilities. Much like my Carrot and Coconut Truffles recipe that also harnesses the natural sweetness of dates, or my wholesome Energy Bites with Dates, these bites are a testament to the magic of healthy ingredients coming together to create something truly delightful. Remember, a balanced lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to cut out sweets altogether, but rather, find healthier alternatives that satisfy your cravings without sacrificing taste. After all, life is short, and sweets make it all the more sweeter.
Spice up the flavor by swapping out cinnamon for aromatic vanilla extract if you’re not a fan of it.
Elevate this delightful treat with a touch of sophistication by adding 20ml of smooth cognac or your favorite liqueur.
To maintain freshness, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
You will need about 35 minutes to make 20 pieces of this recipe, which has approximately 99 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 7 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!
Place the dates in a medium bowl and cover them with boiled water. Allow them to soak for approximately 20 minutes, or until they become soft and tender.
In a food processor, combine the soaked pitted dates, ground almonds, fresh orange juice, and cinnamon.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly at high speed for approximately one minute until they are fully combined into a dough-like sticky paste.
Using a tablespoon, scoop a small portion of the mixture (approximately 20 grams) and gently shape it into a ball between your palms.
Cut the chocolate into pieces and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 60-90 seconds, stirring in between. If needed, add another 30 seconds, being careful not to burn the chocolate.
Take each ball and submerge it in the melted chocolate until fully coated. Then, carefully transfer them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Watch it step-by-step!
Indulgence without guilt - that's what these Dark Chocolate Almond Bites promise. Crafted from natural ingredients like dates, almonds, and rich dark chocolate, these heavenly morsels will satisfy your sweet cravings without any of the usual guilt or added sugars.