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No-Bake Nibbles

on April 13, 2014

As most of you are aware, I cook when I’m bored. Which for some odd reason usually happens at bedtime. *shrug* Anyway, tonight I wanted something sweet but I’m trying REALLY hard to go back to eating low card. I also didn’t want to spend very much time on it. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a recipe for protein bars that used almond butter. It sounded really good so I picked up some almond butter at Whole Foods. Unfortunately I didn’t remember any of the other ingredients lol. As I was sitting here in bed inspiration hit and I came up with a use for that almond butter. And speaking of inspiration, I’m obviously lacking in that department for the recipe name. Please post suggestions on what you think these should be called!!

Recipe (as always, I forgot to do much measuring so these are approximations)

1 cup nut butter (I used almond butter but peanut, macadamia, sunflower or hazelnut would all work)

2 ounces unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling the nibbles in (you can use sweetened coconut but they won’t be low carb and they’ll be much sweeter)

1/2 cup raisins

2-3 TB honey

1/2-1 tsp ground cinnamon (to taste)

 

Put the nut butter in a medium bowl. (You can also use a mixer which is what I’ll do next time.) Add the honey, cinnamon, and coconut. Mix well. At this point the “dough” should have a very thick, almost bread dough like, consistency. I recommend doing this by hand just like adding raisins to bread dough. You can use the mixer but the raisins are likely to get somewhat smooshed. Next form the dough into small balls, about 1/4 ounce each. This is a nice small size that is easy to pop into your mouth. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on a plate or baking pan. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen. It depends on how many you eat as you go 😉

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And that’s it. These are low carb, a little bit sweet, and have a rich combination of flavors to tingle the taste buds. I imagine they’ll make a great breakfast treat too. Lots of protein to keep your body fueled.

The next batch I make I’m going to add more cinnamon. I think I was on the lower end and by the time I had enough raisins in the dough, they overwhelmed the cinnamon. Like a total noob, I didn’t taste again before shaping them.

Another reason I love this recipe is the flexibility. You can use any kind of nut butter, you can add extra spices. I’m going to add some ground cloves to the next batch. I might even try adding some cocoa powder.

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3 responses to “No-Bake Nibbles

  1. kwaterbury says:

    Hey love. You should call them Coconutty Nibblers 🙂 & these sound yummy

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