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


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


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

1 ball
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.