Coconut Almond Bites

I made homemade almond milk last week and have been using it in all sorts of smoothies ever since…it’s so good!  Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out what to make with the remaining ‘almond pulp’ that’s just been sitting in my refrigerator.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I hate to let food go to waste so I’m determined to use up this pulp in its entirety!  I finally took some time to look for recipes online and found something that seemed appealing to me on the blog In Pursuit of More.  I tweaked it a bit to include ingredients we already had at home and, overall, I’m pretty happy with the results.  I ate two yesterday as a snack and then just ate two this morning for breakfast along with my Tropical Power Smoothie.  My husband said they were good “for what they are.”  (From him, this is a compliment and I’ve learned to accept this as positive feedback because he’s so just so freaking picky about food!  Drives me crazy sometimes…but that’s a topic for another day…  ha!)  One of my twin boys ate a whole one for a snack yesterday, but I’ll admit that the other didn’t like it and wanted me to eat his (though, he did eat all of the chocolate chips first).  You just never know with kids…  For me, if I like something along with at least one of my three kids, that’s enough reason to believe a recipe is a success. 🙂  And, ACTUALLY, these tasted better this morning than they did yesterday!  I’m not sure if it’s because the flavors had more time to come together OR if I was just hungrier after a big workout.  😉  I had to stop myself at two, even though I really wanted to go back for a third!!  Either way, it made for a great way to use up some of the almond pulp and not let any ‘ingredients’ go to waste!

CoconutAlmondBites

Coconut Almond Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond pulp (leftover from homemade almond milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup organic mini chocolate chips (I used regular, but mini would be better) *Next time I may nix the chocolate chips altogether and try just adding some cocoa powder instead. (See new recipe for Choco-Coco Bites.)

Mix all together and squeeze/roll into golf ball-sized balls.  Store in fridge!  Done!  (If the mixture is too dry to form the balls, add a little more nut butter or maple syrup.)  Enjoy!  🙂

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5 thoughts on “Coconut Almond Bites

    1. So sorry I’m just seeing this comment!! You could use almond meal from the store. Or…you could even grind up raw almonds and use that. It’s basically the same idea, you’re just not squeezing the daylights out of them first. 🙂

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