100-calorie snack: Dairy-free chocolate almond butter chews ready in five minutes!

May 15, 2012

Yes, I know….this snack sounds too good to be true.  Well, I am going to make it and let you know if it is actually yummy.  The ingredients are by themselves tasty, so I would assume that the combination is delicious as well.   I found this recipe in the Chatelaine magazine I get on line every day and I thougth to share it with you:

Five-minute, no-bake, vegan chocolate almond butter chews

Yield: 7 golf-ball sized chews

 Ingredients:

1/4 cup chunky all-natural almond butter

3 tbsp organic brown rice syrup

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup rice crisp cereal

1 tbsp cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate
Directions:

1. Line a plate with parchment paper.

2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the almond butter, brown rice syrup, and vanilla. Microwave on high for 35-45 seconds or heat on the stovetop until simmering. Stir well and immediately add in the rice crisp cereal and cacao nibs or chopped chocolate until combined.

3. Wet hands thoroughly and shape the mixture into ‘golf-balls’. Press mixture together firmly so it will hold. Wet hands after each ball is formed so the mixture will not stick to your hands.

4. Place the balls onto parchment paper lined plate and freeze for 5 minutes. You can keep these chews in the freezer in a sealed container. They remain nice and chewy even straight from the freezer.

The original recipe can be found at the following link: http://www.chatelaine.com/en/blog/post/37696–100-calorie-snack-dairy-free-chocolate-almond-butter-chews-ready-in-five-minutes