Well it happened. I totally forgot to post the flavor Friday recipe and giveaway for March. I blame February, the short month. I guess I couldn’t really time it right though anyway. So instead, we’re going to do a little Healthy Bites flavor recipe and giveaway on this Marvelous Monday. I’m pretty sure you won’t mind, right?
Okay, now about this flavor. It’s March. It’s St. Patrick’s Day month. And I had a very hard time deciding between two flavors. The Irish cream with chocolate or the vanilla latte. So I figured we might as well just combine them both to create an Irish delight bite with chocolate and vanilla options. How does that sound?
You can make this with coffee added or without. Your choice! And as you can see from the recipe below, I like to use Capella drops or Irish Cream extract. I found the extract at whole foods but it’s also on amazon. The capella drops are sugar free, all-natural, and add The perfect flavor punch.
If you don’t have Capella drops or extracts, feel free to use an Irish cream ground coffee flavor or even the real deal if you want.
- 1/4 cup coffee grounds (regular or Irish cream flavor)
- 2—4 tbsp crushed coffee beans (I crush in bag. just adds texture but it’s optional)
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour –> or you can just use 1/2 cup total of coconut flour or almond meal if you don’t have both.
- 1/3-1/2 cup nut butter or sunflower seed butter
- 6-8 tbsp Protein Powder (chocolate or vanilla)
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup.
- 1/2 tsp Irish Cream Extract.
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or NuNaturals Stevia.
Optional- . I also like to use NuNaturals Cocoa Bean extract when I make the chocolate version. And coat with cocoa powder.
Directions: In large bowl, add in all the your dry ingredients. Then mix in your nut butter, extracts, and last the honey. Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. Coat bites with extra protein powder (vanilla) or cooca powder for the chocolate. If you have any crushed coffee beans left, you can also roll the bites in some of those. I usually coat them after they have set in freezer for at least 5-10 minutes. Then return to freezer after. Makes about 20 balls. Feel free to roll into larger bites, or smaller to make more. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness. [/print_this]
Let me know if you try them out! Oh now for the giveaway! One box Healthy bites and NuNaturals –> 2 winners!
Favorite thing to make for St. Patrick’s day?