Salty, sweet & crunchy superfood snack bites
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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!
- 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)
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).
directions say to add arrowroot, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. How much arrowroot?
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!!!!!
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.
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…
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 🙂
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..
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!
Would love to try these. Do you soak the chia seeds?
Great recipe, glad I found you. My husband loves the combination of orange and chocolate so we’ll be trying that.
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!
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.
We have all ingredients in the pantry. Can’t wait to try!
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!
Sounds good, but we don’t stock jam in our house.. can we use frozen blueberries.. or substitute something else?
Wow, those sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe.