Salty, sweet & crunchy superfood snack bites

Do you ever get a craving that you just can’t quite figure out?

Do I want something salty? Something sweet? Something crunchy? All three at once!? What’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you what I do: it’s at these moments that I scour my kitchen, eat a pickle followed by some chocolate followed by some dried blueberries followed by some pretzels, all in about a minute. Then I sit down and reflect on what I’ve done, and the craving is still there!

Well I’ve found the ultimate cure: these sweet, salty and crunchy superfood snack bites.

They satisfy all of these cravings and are super nutritious – win-win right here, friends!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered cacao (Click here to purchase. Click here to learn the health benefits of cacao and understand the difference between cacao and cocoa.)
  • 1/3 cup of organic virgin coconut oil (Click here to purchase)
  • 1 tablespoon of organic raw coconut butter (Click here to purchase)
  • 4 tablespoons of raw honey (Click here to purchase. Click here to read about the health benefits of raw honey.)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds: high in fiber, Omega-3s and antioxidants; these little powerhouses add the crunch to the bites! (Click here to purchase)
  • Himalayan pink sea salt: naturally contains 84 vital minerals (Click here to purchase)

superfood snack bites

Directions:

Pour the cacao, coconut oil, coconut butter, raw honey, dried blueberries, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir.

Using a silicone mold pan: I have a silicone mold pan that is perfect for this recipe (click here for more information about this pan). If you try and enjoy this recipe, I highly suggest picking one up for yourself as it makes the whole process easier since you can simply pop the bites out of the mold after they set. Plus they look pretty cute, to boot. If you use a silicone mold pan, simply grind some salt into the bottom of the molds, and then pour the mixture into the molds. Put the pan with the mixture in the refrigerator or freezer to set (takes about 10 minutes). Pop the bites out of the molds and enjoy!

Using a regular cookie sheet: Line the cookie sheet with wax paper. Grind a light dusting of salt onto the paper, and then pour the mixture on the pan. Put the pan with the mixture in the refrigerator or freezer to set (takes about 10 minutes). After the mixture has solidified, cut or break it up into small bite-sized squares and enjoy!

It is best to store the snack bites in the fridge to prevent them from melting (coconut oil has a melting point of 76°F).

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    June 10, 2013 • 7:41 pm •
  2. Lorraine

    Wow, those sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    June 10, 2013 • 8:11 pm •
  3. Sounds good, but we don’t stock jam in our house.. can we use frozen blueberries.. or substitute something else?

    June 11, 2013 • 12:37 am •
  4. Nadia

    Hi, Dawna. Definitely! This recipe is totally customizable (the basics and necessary components are the honey, cacao and coconut oil). You could either just skip out on the jam if you’d like, or maybe puree some blueberries. My only concern is that it may be too thin if you puree them. Chopped, dried blueberries on the other hand would be fantastic!

    June 11, 2013 • 7:00 am •
  5. Victoria

    We have all ingredients in the pantry. Can’t wait to try!

    June 11, 2013 • 7:29 am •
  6. Shelley C

    I just made a plain version of this last week and added orange zest…sooo yummy! I like this version too although I don’t have any of those add in on hand…will have to look into them. I’m using these for my diabetes management.

    June 11, 2013 • 8:06 am •
  7. Nadia

    Ooh, Shelly, that sounds amazing! Yep, it is really just the basic make-your-own-chocolate recipe with some additions. I can’t wait to try the orange!

    June 11, 2013 • 5:33 pm •
  8. Great recipe, glad I found you. My husband loves the combination of orange and chocolate so we’ll be trying that.

    June 12, 2013 • 5:35 pm •
  9. Kristy Moser

    Would love to try these. Do you soak the chia seeds?

    June 12, 2013 • 5:35 pm •
  10. […] Salty, sweet & crunchy superfood snack bites. […]

    June 12, 2013 • 5:53 pm •
  11. You know what would be great to add to these? Cacao nibs! Could do it with the chia seeds or without I’d think…..great idea though for a snack in any case, thanks for this!

    June 12, 2013 • 6:06 pm •
  12. Joy

    Very tasty, but I would leave out the jam. When I refrigerated these,the jam (homemade blueberry) separated from the rest of the chocolate making it very sticky and runny at the bottom. Next time I would leave out the jam since it was separate from the rest of the chocolate anyway..

    June 13, 2013 • 5:04 pm •
  13. Nadia

    Oh, no! I’m sorry to hear that, Joy. I didn’t have a problem with it. This recipe is totally 100% customizable though, so yes, you could leave out basically everything except the coconut oil, honey and cacao, which would then just give you homemade chocolate! I bet it has to do with the consistency of the jam… perhaps. Anyways, I’m sorry to hear that but hope that with some modifications, it will work for you and you’ll enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

    June 13, 2013 • 6:31 pm •
  14. […] Sunflower and pumpkin seeds make a great snack on their own, while chia, hemp, sesame and flax seeds make great a great addition to any meal – sprinkled on salads, in sauces, and even in homemade chocolate (see my recipe for these easy-peasy and delicious salty, sweet and crunchy superfood snack bites). […]

    June 16, 2013 • 3:59 pm •
  15. […] have a silicone mold pan (click here for more information about this pan) that I primarily use for homemade chocolate, but that worked perfectly for this recipe as it makes perfectly-shaped little bite-sized treats. […]

    June 20, 2013 • 6:39 pm •
  16. Kerstin

    I have done something similar, and discovered that if I did not is my honey/coconut oil/cocoa powder mixture well enough, the honey separated out on the top…so maybe that is the deal with the blueberry…

    June 23, 2013 • 6:39 pm •
  17. I’m totally obsessed with these! On my third batch since finding this a few weeks ago. (: When I’m craving chocolate I pop one of these in my mouth and I am a happy, guilt-free camper. As a plus, my husband really likes these too.

    July 10, 2013 • 3:02 pm •
  18. coffeecriss

    I just made these, with a few changes. I used homemade grape jelly (wish I had blueberry on hand!) and replaced the arrowroot powder with lucuma powder. Next time I’ll try without any powder, since it turned out SOOOOO thick!! SUPER YUM!!!!!

    July 20, 2013 • 10:36 am •
  19. […] adaptability! You can use it to make any sort of chocolate-covered goodie you want (I love these salty, sweet & crunchy superfood snack bites). It is a great way to get more superfoods (goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc.) into your […]

    August 11, 2013 • 10:37 am •
  20. directions say to add arrowroot, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. How much arrowroot?

    August 18, 2013 • 10:04 am •
  21. Nadia

    I am sorry for the confusion – I used to add half a cup of arrowroot but I recently readjusted the recipe to include coconut butter instead, which thickens it considerably. If you would like to add arrowroot to thicken the chocolate for easy pouring and reduced melting, I suggest a half cup. I am going to edit this out of the post, however – thank you for bringing it to my attention!

    August 18, 2013 • 11:02 am •
  22. Lauren

    Just made these. I left out the jam because of the comment above. They are GENIUS!!!!

    September 29, 2013 • 2:29 pm •
  23. Debbie

    These look delicious! Your link to the source for coconut butter appears to be broken. Thanks!

    October 7, 2013 • 1:05 pm •
  24. Debbie

    One more question – can you substitute coconut cream for the coconut butter?

    October 7, 2013 • 1:06 pm •
  25. Nadia

    Oh, thanks for letting me know, Debbie! Fixed 🙂

    About the coconut cream – I just don’t know. Coconut butter has AMAZING health benefits though which is why I use it. Coconut cream can also have additives depending on the brand.

    October 7, 2013 • 1:11 pm •
  26. Bethani

    These look so super duper delish, but I can’t stand coconut oil and can taste it in whatever it’s in…:( Is there anything that I can use in place of that? Thanks!!

    October 11, 2013 • 9:12 am •
  27. noha

    Can i use regular butter instead of the coconut butter?

    October 23, 2013 • 6:40 am •
  28. Nadia

    Hmm. I’ve never done it myself, but probably. You can also just add more coconut oil and ditch the coconut butter. They just make them thicker, more fudgy, and less melty.

    November 9, 2013 • 9:17 am •
  29. Susan

    In this recipe (and other awesome sounding food and DIY recipes on your site), you use coconut – here, both oil and butter. Can you recommend good alternatives as I am, unfortunately, allergic?

    November 15, 2013 • 9:16 am •
  30. Cheru

    You don’t
    Mention heating.????

    March 3, 2014 • 6:05 pm •
  31. Nadia

    “Heating” as in baking?? You don’t bake them.

    March 3, 2014 • 6:50 pm •
  32. Moq87

    Hi, what would be best substitute for chia seeds? Thanks

    March 18, 2014 • 12:22 pm •
  33. Nadia

    You can just not add them in, or you can add anything you want in!

    March 18, 2014 • 1:17 pm •
  34. Jenna

    I made this recipe to the tee and it came out thick and not something you could pour into a mold. Am I missing something?

    October 3, 2014 • 3:27 pm •