Maple Almond Snack Bites

by Sharon on October 10, 2018

Snacking can be easy and healthy with these Maple Almond Snack Bites. Little hits of chocolate, rolled with hearty oats, nutritious almond butter and sweetened with maple syrup.

Maple Almond Snack Bites on a polka dot plate with a spoonful of almond butter in the background

 

I was feeling snacky and luck would have it that the ingredients for these Maple Almond Snack Bites are ones that I usually have on hand in the good ol’ pantry so these little beauts can be at my fingertips virtually whenever.

MAPLE ALMOND SNACK BITES

Maple Almond Snack Bites on a polka dot plate with a spoonful of almond butter in the background

 

These nutritionally dense snack bites have oats, ground flax and coconut as bulk and almond butter to bind things together.

I used maple syrup as the sweetener.

HOW TO MAKE MAPLE ALMOND SNACK BITES

Maple Almond Snack Bites on a polka dot plate with a spoonful of almond butter in the background

Stir all your ingredients together well and form the mixture into balls.

It’s super hard and requires great skill to eat healthy, doesn’t it? 😉

By using gluten free oats and almond butter over peanut butter makes these bites allergy friendly and using dark chocolate over milk chocolate keeps it dairy free.

Boom!

Maple Almond Snack Bites ingredients in a white mixing bowls

They are also great little treats to tote with you to school or work for a mid shift or mid class pick me up.

I love having ‘good-for-you’ treats hanging out in the fridge for when the mood strikes you for something sweet to nibble on. These definitely don’t last long in our house. We both love the maple centered goodies. Such true Canadians! Lol. Fresh local maple syrup is a definite perk of being from Canada. 

Maple Almond Snack Bites on a polka dot plate with a spoonful of almond butter in the background

Great option for a sweet, healthy snack.

Looking for other healthy, clean eating snacks?

A few of my favourite bites include:

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls, Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Fudge, Rosemary Roasted Almonds and these Cinnamon Apple Snacks <–Perfect for fall! I love apple season. 🙂

*Originally posted November 18, 2013. Updated October 10, 2018*

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Maple Almond Snack Bites on a polka dot plate with a spoonful of almond butter in the background

Maple Almond Snack Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Chill
30 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free recipes, gluten free snack recipes
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl and stir well
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir again, just until combined.
  3. Using your hands, form into balls, wetting your hands a little if they start to stick. Add to a container and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

  4. Store covered in the fridge

 

Snacking is easy and healthy with these Maple Almond Snack Bites. Little bites of chocolate, rolled with hearty oats and sweet maple. #healthysnacks #glutenfree #healthyfood

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens November 18, 2013 at 7:56 am
Love, love this version, Sharon! Great subs to make these gluten-free, milk-free and peanut-free! Thanks so much for mentioning us - Gretchen and I are just thrilled that our Snack Bites inspired you! And, ummmm ... yeah ... after that childhood experience with your friend's sandwiches, I can 100% understand why you might not want to use honey (ewwwwww!). Maple syrup works great, too (with no icky childhood memories!). Oh - and these freeze beautifully, so you can make a mambo-huge triple or quadruple batch and just pull them out of the freezer as needed! Yay! (And of course I get the Anne references - one of my fave books EVER! I'm actually re-"reading" them right now - and listening to "Anne of Avonlea" when I'm out running!) :D
Sharon November 18, 2013 at 11:07 am
Thank YOU! I love these healthy little nuggets :) Great tip for freezing.
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health November 19, 2013 at 11:46 pm
Okay, that is just weird. 1. a honey sandwich and 2. that she called it a snot sandwich. I can see why you didn't remain friends with this person. ;) I love Shelley too, she is so sweet! This recipe looks awesome. I am always wishing I had a healthy snack on hand (other than the old banana standby) and these look perfect!
Sharon November 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Ha! So true! Just having the honey sandwich in the first place :)

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