Mom and I went on The Place on Fox 13 today to share these delicious bites. I’d have to say these are my VERY FAVORITE recipe in Chia Crazy. I make these more than any of the other recipes. They are so easy to whip up, giving you snacks for a week. I keep them in the fridge or freezer so they will be good for longer.
I kind of excited to see us on TV, but also a little nervous! (It airs at 1:00pm, so I’m still waiting to see it.) It’s always nerve-wracking seeing yourself on TV! There were a bunch of things that we didn’t get to say, but I think there always would be. Mom and I felt like it went well though.
Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bites
These are inspired by the chocolate cherry KIND Bars. They are so expensive to purchase, so I thought it would be fun to make my own healthy version of them. There is no added sugar in this little snack.
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (70 percent cocoa or greater)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used 1/2 cup of cherries and 1/2 cup of pomegranates)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons chia
1 cup cashews, unsalted
1 cup almonds, unsalted
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (70 percent cocoa or greater)
In a small bowl, combine chips and oil. Heat in microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Heat the mixture again for 1 minute. Stir again, and place in the refrigerator to thicken a little.
Pour the chia in the blender and blend first. This prevents having little seeds stuck in your teeth for the rest of the day. Plus the nutrients are more easily absorbed by your body when they are pre-ground. Add all of the rest of the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Pulse and stir until mixed, with the nuts remaining a little chunky.
Scoop and roll into 1-inch balls. Prepare a greased or non-stick surface.
Take the chocolate out of the refrigerator. Dip the balls into the chocolate and place onto the greased or non-stick surface.
Place in the refrigerator to harden for at least a half an hour.
Store in an airtight container and eat as desired.