5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cherry Snack Bites

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We’re a big believer that there’s room in a healthy diet for sweet treats. In fact, treating yourself every now and then to foods you love is vital to maintaining a healthy diet. There are two solid methods for treating yourself healthfully – eat small portions of decadent foods infrequently and create healthy versions of your favorite treats that you can enjoy everyday. And, that’s exactly what we did with these dark chocolate cherry bites.

We have a special place in our food-loving soul for chocolate-covered cherries, but instead of mowing down a whole box, we brought some of those flavors into a super healthy, protein-packed, real ingredient snack food that’s great for everyday eating. These bites are a healthful way to treat yourself while still staying on track! The best part? These delish bites come together in about 5 minutes, making them a great option for when you’re short on time. 

5-Minute Dark Chocolate Cherry Snack Bites

Ingredients

1

cup unsalted almonds

10

Medjool dates, pitted

1/2

cup rolled oats

1/2

cup dried, unsweetened cherries

1

T water

pinch of salt, to taste

1/3

cup raw cacao nibs OR 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks

Steps

  1. Combine the almonds and dates in a food processor and process until the almonds are chopped into small pieces and the mixture is paste-like.

  2. Add in the oats, cherries, water, and salt.

  3. Pulse again until the mixture begins to form a “dough.”

  4. Add the cacao nibs or dark chocolate, and pulse until just combined.

  5. With damp hands, form the mixture into one-inch balls.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Per bite: 

122 calories, 3.1g fat, 27.6g carbohydrates, 2.4g protein

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