Recipes Choco Almond Energy Bites Created by Chef Rob Corliss on behalf of Almond Board of California. Creamy almond butter is blended with Ghirardelli dark chocolate & cocoa sweet ground powder, espresso powder, cinnamon, natural almond flour/meal along with natural chopped almonds, cacao nibs & a touch of honey - then formed into small truffle-like bites. Difficulty Medium Ingredients Serves: 34 truffle bites 12 oz almond butter, creamy 1.2 oz natural almond flour/meal 1.35 oz Ghirardelli dark chocolate & cocoa sweet ground powder .1 oz espresso powder .2 oz ground cinnamon 2 oz honey 1.5 oz natural, small chopped almonds 1.2 oz raw organic cacao nibs 1.5 oz natural almond flour/meal Preparation Place almond butter, the first 1.20 oz. amount of almond flour/meal, Ghirardelli dark chocolate & cocoa sweet ground powder, espresso powder, cinnamon and honey in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle. Blend lightly until creamy smooth and all ingredients are evenly combined. Add the small chopped almonds & cacao nibs and lightly blend until evenly combined. Scoop the mixture into 1 Tbsp size portions, then roll each in the palm of your gloved hands to form a bite-size truffle ball shape. Refrigerate to firm/set the balls. When ready to serve, gently roll the Choco Almond Energy Bites in the remaining 1.50 oz. amount of almond flour/meal - to lightly & randomly coat the outside of each. Optional - Roll 1/2 the bites in the almond flour/meal and 1/2 the bites in a touch of the Ghirardelli dark chocolate & cocoa sweet ground powder. Nutritional Info Per Serving NAME AMOUNT Calories 86 Total Fat 7g Sodium 24mg Total Carbohydrates 5g Dietary Fiber 1.6g Total Sugars 2.9g Protein 2.6g Calcium 40.8mg Iron .62mg Potassium 97.3mg Did you know? In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good. Created by Chef Christine Farkas of IHeart Food Consulting on behalf of the Almond Board of California. Click here to watch recipe video demonstration.