These are super easy and delicious little choccy bites with a crunchy bottom and a healthy chocolate topping. They contain calcium-rich almonds, cacao powder and oats and are free of refined sugar.
A filling snack that all ages over 18 months can enjoy. They store in the fridge or freezer, so you always have a delicious and nutritious sweet treat to hand.
- 100 g Almonds
- 20 g Oats
- 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter (or any other nut butter)
- 1.5 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 0.25 tsp Cinnamon
- 0.25 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Salt
- 3 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Cacao Powder (use good quality organic cocoa if you don’t have cacao)
- 1 pinch Salt
- Put the almonds and oats into a food processor and whizz up for about 30 seconds until it makes a flour consistency.
- Add the almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and stir in until all the almond and oat mix is moist and a dough forms.
- Using a silicone mini muffin tray or with mini muffin cases lining a regular muffin tray, split the dough equally into 12. Press down until the base is compacted and smooth in each case/hole.
- Make the chocolate topping by whisking together the coconut oil, maple, cacao and salt until smooth and runny.
- Spoon the topping evenly over each base and then place on a flat surface in the freezer.
- Freeze for 30 minutes before popping them out of their cases and into an airtight container …if they make it that far before being gobbled up!
- Nut-free: swap almonds to coconut flour and almond butter to tahini
- Gluten-free: use gluten-free oats or quinoa flakes
- Keep either in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months
What Cacao would you recommend please
I love Naturya which is organic and reasonably priced
This recipe looks great. I’m just wondering if these would be suitable for toddlers under 18 months?
I generally don’t recommend cacao for under 18 months as it does contain a little natural caffeine.