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.

Katherine Martinelli
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020


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25 mins
25 mins


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  • 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; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 9.7g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 6.3g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 3.4IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 3.2mcg; calcium 25.9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 23.3mg; potassium 51.4mg; sodium 5.1mg; added sugar 1.1g.