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Cacao and Almond Butter Pistachio Bites

Serves 24

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    A touch of chocolate never goes amiss at an afternoon tea. These sweet delights are full of fibre and held together with creamy almond butter and studded with pistachios. Lightly scented with cardamom and cinnamon, they are sure to please.

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    Make ahead

    These tasty tidbits don’t take a lot of time to make, but if you’re managing the details of getting all the dishes together for a tea, you can get these out of the way early, as they’ll keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bonus? They taste best when they’ve had some time to warm up to room temperature.

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    Cacao and Almond Butter Pistachio Bites

      Ingredients

      • 8 prunes (pitted)
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) almond butter
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened flaked coconut
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chia or hemp hearts
      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raw cacao powder
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cardamom
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) lightly salted pistachios
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cacao nibs

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories172
      • protein2 g
      • total fat7 g
        • sat. fat5 g
      • total carbohydrates31 g
        • sugars16 g
        • fibre6 g
      • sodium6 mg

      Directions

      01

      In bowl of food processor, pulse together prunes, almond butter, maple syrup, flaked coconut, chia, cacao powder, cardamom, and cinnamon. When mixture is uniform, add in oats, pistachios, and cacao nibs. Pulse a few more times until these last ingredients are just combined.

      02

      To bowl, transfer mixture and squeeze it together with your hands. Using 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cookie scoop or measuring spoon, scoop individual balls of mixture and roll in your hands. Place in parchment-lined glass container, cover with lid, and refrigerate until about an hour before serving time.

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