Almond Bites

I have one of those jobs that entail a lot of driving and moving around in the field. Most of the time this means skipped meals and car snacks. I’m well known amongst my colleagues for always carrying a zip lock bag with raw almonds and cashews in my purse. However healthy that may seem, my sweet tooth nags at me and I find myself reaching for the 3-piece set Frerro Rocher in an attempt to tell myself ‘I’ll just have one’. To cut the story short, I made these almond bites to tame my sweet tooth, and add healthy to the equation.

Photo taken by friend Nida Saigal
Photo taken by friend Nida Saigal

Let’s get to it, shall we?

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • 2/3 cup low-fat yoghurt or milk (yoghurt makes it fluffier)
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How-to:

  1. Add wet ingredients, then slowly add dry ingredients till you get a slightly firm mixture.Β [If mixture is too watery, freeze for 30 minutes till it hardens a bit. If the mixture is too firm, add a little skimmed milk.]
  2. Scoop Β½ tablespoon and place on baking tray, and dip one almond into it.

almond bites in pan

Calories and servings:

servings: Makes 40-45 dark chocolate almond bites

Calories: 34-30 calories/piece

Start your own zip lock snack tradition with this recipe. Post a picture and tag teacalls on Instagram! final almond bites Enjoy! T

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4 thoughts on “Almond Bites”

  1. I was wondering why you’re keeping those recipes to Instagram only;) good you’re finally finding the time to post πŸ™‚ Delicious! My ziploc ( and Gia’s) is cashews, walnuts, almonds, dried apricots. Sometimes, it includes my cocoa- date fudge bar to satisfy a sweet tooth craving πŸ™‚ however, I don’t give those to Gia in the late afternoon as she will get hyper and miss her bedtime…the dates provide her with a sugar rush like no other πŸ˜‰

    1. its just so much easier to add recipes on insta, but then i realized – searching for them isn’t at all. After my friend her pic tonight, i got excited and decided to post. I have a few other recipes lined up as well. our zip locks good bags are similar heheh πŸ™‚ i usually have cashews, almonds, and raisins for the sugary touch. cocoa-dates is a dangerously good mix and i know i’d never be able to stick to just one or 2 of those! hahah Gia, i wouldnt be able to resist giving this girl anything she wants, shes too adorable smAlla!

  2. Tell me about it! Sometimes, I write mini posts on Facebook and think why I’m not writing them on the blog!!! The sense of perfection ( editing/good pictures/referenced research …) on the blog is sometimes a hindrance and shouldn’t be.

    Gia would love a yoga class :))

    1. I totally agree, I’m sure there r simpler ways since a new ‘health’ blog pops up every other day. Some days it seems like everybody is a nutritionist, haha! I think u and I r just perfectionists in some ways. Also, I keep telling u – I can’t wait to see mommy and daughter yoga pics for u 2! Maybe even me in the background Haha. P. S: Abu Dhabi is safer than Lebanon πŸ˜‰

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