Gluten Free Almond Joy Bites

My husband and I are big almond milk lovers, but unfortunately a lot of the almond milk on the shelf today contains a lot of added preservatives and fillers (is anyone else getting sick of hearing me say that about food? I am!) However, you may have noticed that making your own almond milk is actually very simple and you then have full control of what is put in it! Hooray! If you have ever made your own almond milk at home before, you probably noticed it leaves behind a lot of “pulp” that separates from the liquid. Instead of wasting this and throwing it away, you can save it for baked goods such as muffins, pizza crust and…drum roll please…. almond joy bites! These bites are loaded with clean ingredients and are the perfect treat when you want something sweet! Enjoy 🙂

 

Ingredients:

  • Pulp from leftover homemade almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 scoops of vial proteins collagen powder
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 package of organic stevia
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a food processor or large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Blend until creamy
  3. Add in the chocolate chips and blend; make sure the chips don’t get too small!
  4. On a non-stick baking sheet, scoop the mixture into balls (you decide the size!) and place on the sheet
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes
  6. Enjoy!
  7. Note: you can make these raw if you prefer, you just won’t need the baking powder!

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