Homemade chocolate bites

Who don’t love chocolates? I love chocolates especially during my teenage years. I could eat a big bar of milk chocolate within a day, and I ate a bar almost daily. That was how madly in love I was with chocolates.

This love for chocolates, however, did no good to my skin. I started to have on-going pimple outbreak that never seems to be able to rein in. A friend even said my face was like volcano that kept erupting. I never thought that this love could be so “dangerous”.

Now I rarely eat milk chocolate bars, instead I buy and consume raw cacao powder with my steelcut oats, uses it to make chocolate banana ice-creams. Recently, I made raw chocolate bites, which I adapted from Comfy Belly’s recipe.

The homemade chocolate bites do not taste as smooth as the milk chocolate bars as I did not add any oil. Other than that, the raw cacao, medjool dates and nuts make this a nice little treat to enjoy.

It’s simple and fast to make and it’s packed with natural healthy goodness!

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Preparation time : 5 min

Waiting time : At least 30 minutes

Serving size : 20 small bites (depends on the size you want for each piece)

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup  Mixed nuts – cashews and walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Raw cacao powder
  • A pinch of Sea salt
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted

 

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Put all the nuts into a blender and grind them into powder. A little chunk is fine to add texture to the bite.
  2. Add the raw cacao powder and sea salt and pulse to blend well.
  3. Add one date at a time, so that the dates will not stick together. Pulse and blend the mixture until it sticks together.
  4. Lay a clingwrap on a tray and pour the mixture onto the clingwrap. Press down the mixture evenly.
  5. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Cut into small bites and sprinkle with cacao powder when ready to be served.

 

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