Chocolate Covered Cashew Butter Bites

These Chocolate Covered Cashew Butter Bites are totally addictive.  They're creamy and crunchy and naturally sweetened with dates.  Dip them in chocolate, or drizzle with chocolate, these delicious bites are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup packed pitted medjool dates (about 15 dates)
  •  1/2 cup Stay Salty Cashew Butter
  •  2 teaspoons pure-vanilla extract
  •  1 teaspoon water 
  •  1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  •  1-1/2 cups roasted almonds, finely chopped
For the Dark Chocolate Sauce
  •  1 cup dark chocolate chips
  •  1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

Instructions:

Line an 8 x 8 cake pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut spray.

Add the dates to a food processor and process for a few minutes to process into a paste.

With the processor running, add the water, vanilla and salt. Add in the cashew butter and process for about a minute or until the ingredients are blended. Turn the processor off and stir in the chopped roasted almonds.

Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and spread out. Form into an even rectangle shape of about 1/2 inch thickness.

Place in the freezer and freeze for about 30 - 45 minutes or until the bar has set.

Remove from freezer and cut into approximately 24 bite-size pieces. 

For the Dark Chocolate Sauce:

Heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small sauce pan over a double broiler. Stir until the chips have completely melted. Remove from heat.

Dip each piece of energy bite/candy in the chocolate and set on a cookie sheet.

Place the chocolate covered bites either in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set, or set them in the refrigerator for 30 - 45 minutes to set.

Store what is left in the refrigerator!!

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