Dried blueberries and pecans team up with cacao nibs for a chocolaty treat any time of day. The cacao is a bit more bitter than chocolate, but the maple syrup helps tame it. Almond butter and chia seeds provide protein to make these bites substantial snacks to fuel your body. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020

Katherine Martinelli


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine blueberries, pecans, cacao nibs, almond butter, chia seeds, maple syrup and salt in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 20 times, then process for about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is crumbly but can be pressed to form a cohesive ball.

  • With wet hands (to prevent the mixture from sticking to them), squeeze about 1 tablespoon of the mixture tightly between your hands and roll into a ball. Place in a storage container. Repeat with the remaining mixture.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; total fat 6.5g 10% DV; saturated fat 1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 5mg; potassium 51mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; fiber 3g 12% DV; sugar 6g; protein 1.5g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 3IU; vitamin cmg; folate 3mcg; calcium 26mg; ironmg; magnesium 23mg; added sugar 1g.