June 08, 2011

Chocolate Covered Almond Bites

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Easy, easy, easy. Get that afternoon chocolate fix without the guilt with these chocolate covered almond bites that are packed with the healthy proteins to keep you feeling full, longer.

My office is constantly filled with naughty chocolates and treats all year long... the pluses and minuses of  the 'sweetest' receptionist. It can be very hard on those long, difficult days to keep will-power at bay with so many sweets around which is why I decided to make these little bite-sized poppers for just those moments where I need a sweet but I don't have to completely ruin my diet.

Keeping a small stash of these at my desk or in the fridge at home lets me 'enjoy' that comforting chocolate taste and because they are dipped with organic raw almonds you satisfy your cravings and get the protein needed to fight back hunger and keep you going about your day. I have to make a bunch of these which can be a little tedious because they are very small to dip however, it's well worth it.

Love that I can have my chocolate and eat it too! I mean, what's a life without a little chocolate?
Chocolate Covered Almond Bites
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

Ingredients
1 cup whole raw almonds 
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
parchment paper

Place the chocolate chips in a small oven-safe glass bowl and put the bowl over a pot of boiling water so that the glass bowl is just above the waterline (touching the water, the chocolate can burn). Slowly add in the chocolate chips stirring consistently to make sure the chocolate melts evenly. Remove the bowl and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.    
Holding an almond by the tapered point, dip it in the chocolate so that it is about 50% submerged. Remove the almond from the chocolate and let the excess chocolate dip down into the bowl.
Place the almond on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining almonds and chocolate.
Once all of your almonds are finished, refrigerate them to set the chocolate, for about 15 minutes. Store chocolate almond bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How many calories are in a serving and what is the serving size?