Welcome to the second installment of the SWYPO* Series. I’m clearly on an almond butter roll, after the Flourless Almond Butter Muffins. Now we aren’t even baking – it’s time to enjoy the natural, rich sweetness of almonds in a creamy cool treat that might even get you thinking about fudge. Just the size of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but without any gut- and hormone-disrupting refined sugar, milk solids, chocolate or well, peanut butter!
I already shared with you that nuts and seeds are not the optimal fat source for the human body. But I sure do find them strangely addictive, especially when those nuts and seeds are turned into nut butters and seed butters (hello, Sunbutter!). A good portion-control strategy was for me to buy single-serving packets of my favourite nut butters AND to make things in single servings, like these No-bake Almond Butter Bites! With just two ingredients and an optional sprinkle of sea salt, they require only slightly more effort than opening the jar of nut butter.
If the natural sweetness of almonds isn’t quite cutting it for you, consider adding 1 tbsp of date paste or 1-2 finely chopped dates. (You can buy date paste commercially, or make your own by pouring a small quantity of boiling hot water over finely chopped dates. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then blend/process in a mini food processor or blender with a spill-proof lid to contain the hot liquid). Note that adding dates will alter the nutritional content vs. what is presented below, and will also make your “bites” just that much more addictive – be warned!
No-bake Paleo Almond Butter Bites (Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Vegan)
Enjoy the natural, rich sweetness of almonds in a creamy cool treat that might even get you thinking about fudge.
1/2 cup (128g) almond butter (I prefer roasted almond butter*; you can also use raw almond butter*; or you can substitute sunflower seed butter like Organic Sunbutter* if you have a nut allergy)
2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp (2g) sea salt
Optional: 1 tbsp date paste or 1-2 finely chopped Medjool dates
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly until well combined.
2. Line muffin tins with 6 silicone muffin liners.
3. Spoon the almond butter mixture evenly into the 6 prepared muffin cups.
4. Chill in the freezer until set, at least 60 minutes.
5. Enjoy straight out of the freezer – the “bites” will start to melt within a few minutes at room temperature.
NUTRITION INFORMATION (without date paste/dates)
Calories: 180 Fat: 16.7g Carbohydrates: 4.0g Sugar: 0.7g Fiber: 2.7g Protein: 4.7g
Keep these on hand in the freezer for a quick and easy snack any time!
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