No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites.

My world is currently revolving around snacks.

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All the snacks.

And you can bet that I can turn anything into a snack. Justify all things into a satisfying, somewhat nutritious snack.

Kind of like how when I was pregnant and had zero appetite, I justified pizza as the best and most nutrient-packed, complete meal I could eat since it had bread and cheese and basically carbs, fat and protein (add bacon, duh). I mean, it did really make sense because I wanted to go the entire day without eating anything, so having a few slices of dairy and dough was, like, the smartest decision at the time.

No? Just me?

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So needless to say, before the baby came I was PREPARED with snacks. I loaded up on a bunch of granola bars and apples and peanut butter and sliced almonds and cheese and made like four batches of snack mix in a month, because it has the word “snack” in it and therefore works.

AND. I also made some of these balls.

Well, first I made these other balls. The peanut butter ones that I shared years ago – that are a staple of a snack in this house. Because they are super easy to prep and taste delicious when refrigerated and just… satisfy you. And you can make them fasssst. Which is imperative these days. Make fast snacks, eat fast snacks. Story of my life.

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I had wanted to make another version of those snack bites for awhile but nothing seemed quite as perfect as the peanut butter (and a little chocolate) combo. Mostly because nothing is as perfect as peanut butter and chocolate.

Except!

Chocolate and coconut.

Yes yes, why of course.

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These are packed with good-for-you things like oats and flaxseed and chia seeds. They make you feel excellent, don’t promote self-hatred and keep you full when you’re waiting on lunch or dinner or second lunch or second dinner.

You can also add a touch of coconut extract* in there to up the ante – depends on just how much you adore the coconut flavor. (Me? TONS.)

Make a big batch, shove them in the fridge or freezer and you’re good to go! Eat all the snacks. For me.

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Yield: 12 to 15 bites
No Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
to coat
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sliced toasted almonds
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the oat bran, flax, almond flour, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips, chia seeds and salt.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the almond butter, honey, coconut oil, butter and vanilla extract over low heat. Stir until it is completely melted and smooth. Add the almond butter mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring well until the mixture is moistened and a wet dough forms. Shape the dough into balls that are around 1 inch in diameter. Roll each ball in the coconut/almond crumb coating until covered.
  3. I like these best when they are stored in the fridge!
to coat
  1. Add the coconut and almonds to a food processor and pulse until they turn into small crumbs.

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*and maybe rum. you could add a drop of rum. wait what?