My friend Audrey sent me this fabulous recipe. These almond butter bites are not only a delicious dessert but a great snack for the kids. Almond butter is natural, contains both fiber and protein and has no additives. My kids love it and spread it on English muffins and even mix it into their yogurt. Audrey introduced me to coconut sugar, which is also natural and unrefined so it is better than using refined white sugar. One other amazing thing about this recipe is that almond butter is available for Pesach so these cookies are a keeper for Passover too.
Almond Butter Bites
Makes about 2 ½ dozen
2 cups almond butter (available at most markets or here)
1-1/2 cups coconut (or other raw) sugar (available here)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspon salt (if your almond butter is salted – mine is not, be careful about adding too much salt)
6 ounces choc chips (Audrey and I used a bag of chocolate chips ☺
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Drop by the rounded teaspoon/tablespoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat mat. Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes They should be JUST baked (no longer raw, but not at all dry)