- Yield: 12
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chocolate Seed and Nut bites
These little bites are so satisfying after a long day. Not only are they tasty but a great source of magnesium (when using 70% dark chocolate or higher) and other good essential fats from the nuts and seeds. Definitely naughty but nice especially for those of us clean eating and in need of a treat.
Use whatever nuts, seeds or berries you like, just use the measurements as a guide. I've made these with so many different combinations depending on what I have on hand at the time.
To set these use a mini silicone muffin tray as its perfect for portion control.
- Today I am using almonds so lets roast them in a moderate oven, 180 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Put some baking paper on a tray, sprinkle almonds over and pop them in the oven. Roast till they are lightly golden, use your sense of smell to assist when knowing they are done. They will continue to darken a shade once removed from the oven.
- Measure out your seeds. Generally I grab the 1/2 cup and make my own mix. Today I am using about a tbsp of chia and flax seeds, some sunflower seeds and some coconut chips. Suit your own taste buds or what ever you have on hand.
- Break up your chocolate and put it in a dry microwave safe container. You can use a double boiler if you wish. With microwave on high set timer to 1 minute, then 20 second intervals till its smooth. When stirring be sure to use a dry spatula as any water will split your chocolate.
- Mix all ingredients into the chocolate.
- Using a silicone mini muffin tray spoon your chocolate mixture evenly between the holes. Place in the freezer or fridge to set. Once hard push them out and enjoy.
Store these in the freezer. Keeps them extra crunchy, the longer they take to eat hopefully the less you eat. Thats my plan!
Dark chocolate is amazing source of magnesium which women require especially at certain times of the month, like when they feel like it. While seeing an holistic doctor she stressed the important of having balance in all areas and vitamins are so essential to daily function. She actually prescribed 3 squares of dark 70% chocolate everyday before bed. So every night I have 1 of these, I get my chocolate hit and its good for me.
List of different seeds, nuts and fruits/berries I have used are:
Nuts – Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashews and Peanuts
Seeds – Chia, flax seeds, Pepitas, buckwheat whole grains raw and Sunflower seeds
Fruits – Goji berries, Sultanas, Coconut chips, dedicated and shredded.
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