Last updated on February 5th, 2020 at 02:42 pm
Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites are a great way to snack and feel good about it. Filled with nuts and seeds, they are held together with honey! Gluten-free and delicious!
Recently I traveled to Atlanta with the family, you read the post about the fabulous fried chicken I ate, and while we were there we went to one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe’s. I have to say that before my Paleo challenge I was utterly hooked on their chocolate drops.
If you don’t know what those are let me enlighten you. They are sunflower seeds, or kernels, that are dipped in chocolate with a candy coating. Kind of like M&Ms but with sunflower seeds. This got me inspired to make my Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites. They are so delicious and I love the texture of the crispy coating and the smooth chocolate. The seed was just a bonus inside that told me that it was healthy!
A serving of these is about a tablespoon which is roughly 37 candy-coated nuggets of love! Not nearly enough since I would consume the 10 serving container in 2 servings.
I also have a certain way that I eat them. Much like I ate Sno-Caps, when I used to eat them, it allowed me to savor each and every one of them. I would take a small bite off the end and then eat the candy coating off the seed like a corn cob.
Then, at last, pop the seed in my mouth. Yes, I ate them one at a time… Sound ridiculous I know, but don’t tell me that you don’t have a way to eat certain foods like corn on the cob or french fries.
You may ask why I went off on this lengthy, and somewhat embarrassing, tangent and what it has to do with Paleo Snack Bites. Well, at Trader Joe’s this time, I not only found some roasted coconut chips that were amazing but some nut clusters that were covered in chocolate.
That got me thinking that I could make my Paleo Bars into smaller bite-sized nuggets, dip them in dark chocolate, and then enjoy them in smaller quantities. Sometimes I just need a small bite and not necessarily a whole bar! Plus the addition of chocolate makes it feel like dessert!
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I hope you enjoy these yummy, and healthy, snack bites.
Make a batch of these Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites and keep them on your counter for a wholesome snack. Your kids will love them too!
- 3/4 cup toasted coconut
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds
- 1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup toasted pepitas
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 ounces dark or unsweetened chocolate
Toast all the nuts and seeds
- Start by toasting all the nuts and seeds if they are not already done. I do all of mine in large batches so I have some on hand when I need them.
Make the honey syrup for the bites
- Mix all the nuts and seeds either a metal or glass bowl.
- Heat honey and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Using a candy thermometer, cook until it reaches 285F or the soft crack stage. This should take 5-10 minutes.
- When it reaches the appropriate temperature, pour the honey mixture over the nuts and seeds.
- Stir quickly as the mixture will begin to harden.
- Pour into a parchment lined 8x8 square pan.
- Press down with a greased spatula to evenly spread the mixture about the pan.
- Let sit for about an hour.
Dip the Paleo Snack Bites
- When ready to dip, cut the nut and honey mixture into 30 squares.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler until smooth. Stirring often!
- Dip each square halfway in the chocolate and place on a cooling rack to let the excess drip off.
- When the chocolate has started to set, I put mine in the refrigerator to speed the process, you can store at room temperature for up to a week.
- Mine never last this long though!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
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