Intense Chocolate Almond Bites & Almond Giveaway

Intense Chocolate Almond Bites3

Last month I shared an Orange Almond Cake recipe from the Almond Board of California, and I promised another recipe and giveaway for you this month.

This one is just in time for Valentine’s Day.  These intense chocolate almond bites are lightly sweet and grain free.  If you or your loved one are watching your weight, you can enjoy a few of these as a nice treat without overindulging.

I made this quick and easy recipe one afternoon and took the above picture.  Then I offered them to my gluten-free son, and he couldn’t stop eating them!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy them too.

This recipe was created by dietician Cheryl Harris of Harris Whole Health.

4.9 from 7 reviews
Intense Chocolate Almond Bites
  • 1 cup whole roasted almonds
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Put the almonds, cocoa powder and salt in a food processor and grind until only small pieces of almond remain, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in honey and vanilla extract and pulse for 30 seconds.
  4. Form into balls the size of a cherry and flatten down.
  5. Place on a Silpat mat or parchment lined cookie sheet for ease of cleanup (these do not spread, so feel free to put them close together).
  6. Cook for 9-11 minutes or until browning.
  7. The bites harden as they cool after baking.
  8. Makes 20 bites.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 bites Calories: 205

The Giveaway: The Almond Board of California will send one winner 3 pounds of almond flour, 1 pound slivered almonds, and 1 pound whole roasted almonds.

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • One entry per person
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • The giveaway begins February 11, 2013 and ends on February 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm eastern time .

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. These sound delicious!

  2. Stephanie Walker says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. I am going to make some tonight. I appreciate the new recipes and ideas that you come up with for gluten free.

  3. I just started using more almond flour in my baking…would love to win this!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Tonya Smith says:

    Would love to win since I am always baking gluten free!

  5. Kirsten Pierce says:

    I’ve been wanting to try almond flour…just recently started the gluten-free diet.

  6. This recipe sounds really yummy! I don’t have any roasted almonds in the pantry so it would be great if I could win this giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate!

  7. Kimberly C says:

    This looks delicious and relatively healthy! I am fairly new to baking with almond flour and almonds as a major ingredient. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Courtney C says:

    I am always looking to add more almonds in our diet. This looks yummy.

  9. this recipe looks like it’s the perfect sweet tooth fix without feeling guilty! I will be making these very soon!

  10. Linda S. says:

    Would love to win this… the recipe sounds yummy!

  11. I love your website! This is my first time entering a giveaway. The opportunity to enter is much appreciated! There are eight of us who eat gluten free and it’s so nice to be able to get fresh new ideas for meals/goodies(that are healthy) here on your site. Thank You!

  12. Oh what a wonderful giveaway.. Pick ME! Pick Meeeee!! :)

    Cant wait to try these bites..

  13. Sarah Morgan says:

    These sound great! I am trying to have more “treats” that are lower sugar and these fit the bill.

  14. Love to win this! Using almond flour a lot now that we are gluten free!

  15. Kathleen says:

    Almonds!! Yum!!

  16. I do enjoy learning how to make more and more dishes gluten free! And I love using anything almond!

  17. Tammy B says:

    Love Love Love Almonds! Great go to snack.
    Question about recipe: How would agave nectar work instead of honey?

  18. Those look even tastier than my cocoa almonds, which I adore. I need to find more ways to use almond flour.

  19. Before my doctor told me a few years about my gluten intolerance, I’d always preferred pecans as my choice of nut to eat or use in baking. Since my diagnosis, I have discovered the joy of using almond flour along with other alternative flours in baking. I now like almonds as much as pecans!

  20. Suzanne says:

    I’ve made something similar with dates, which were delicious, and now I’ll try this recipe with honey to see how they compare.

  21. Almond flour is amazing! I love the flavor it gives to breads and cakes.

  22. Melanie D says:

    This recipe looks amazing I plan on pinning it and making it later this week. I would Love, Love, Love to win this awesome giveaway =) GL all

  23. The recipe sounds delicious, but I am sure I would have difficulty resisting eating all of them right out of the oven. I have a high metabolism and can eat high calorie, high fat and not gain weight. (I gain weight on low-fat diets tho). This would be great to win the almond flour giveaway as I am on a very tight budget and this would be wonderful! I am going to try the recipe soon.

  24. Stephanie says:

    I love to try incorporating almond flour into my gluten free baking whenever I can. It is so healthy! And we eat roasted almonds every day.

  25. This recipe sounds terrific! Fighting Lyme disease, I’m avoiding gluten and struggling to pay for medications. Winning some ingredients to help out would be a Godsend!

  26. I did the almond orange and it went over so well that I had to hide a piece in the fridge for myself for later.
    I am sure these will be wonderful also and will make then later today.
    Gracias, thank you again and again

  27. After being diagnosed with IBS, with possibilities of Celiac disease, many years ago, I gave up gluten and felt so much better. Lately, I have been eating way too much gluten and feel horrible, so I’m trying to get back to my gluten-free way of life. I found your site over the weekend and love it! I have not used almond flour and would love to try it by substituting in bread and cracker recipes. I went to the Almond Board’s site and they have a ton of gluten-free recipes. I used to eat a handful of almonds every day and my gut loved it, but I have gotten out of the habit somehow. I now know that almonds are a prebiotic and I’m going to get some today! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great give-away~

    • Thanks for the tip on the Almond Board site. I hand, thought of that. I’m off to investigate:)

  28. Marlene says:

    I have never used almond flour. The recipe is a great introduction for us to try it. We have been gluten free for almost 3 years. Thanks for brightening our horizon every day and thanks for the chance to win the almonds.

  29. Brandi Lock says:

    I can’t wait to make these! My hubby will flip for them when I make them with special dark chocolate powder. He loves any thing chocolate and almond.

  30. Cindy W. says:

    I am incorporating more almond flour in my gf baking. Thank you for the giveaway.

  31. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  32. Sharon says:

    They look great and I love that it’s all simple ingredients that I always have on hand.

  33. Sarah DJ says:

    Would love to win! I’m almost out of almond flour…

  34. Janis S says:

    I like that this recipe is so easy! And thanks for a great giveaway. I hope I win!

  35. patricia j says:

    Almonds are so good. I have been trying new almond flour recipes due to a new diabetic diagnsis. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Grace S. says:

    These look like they would be great for a snack for my husband and son who are training for a marathon! Love using almond flour in recipes, but it is so expensive here. This is a great give-a-way! Thanks you.

  37. These look great. Do you think they could be made with almond meal? I have been wanting to try almond flour but the cost has been a big barrier. So excited to be able to enter for a chance to win some.

  38. almonds and gluten-free – perfect together……:D

  39. Roxana S. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. Love almonds and feeling great living GF :O)

  40. These sound so simple and delicious. I think I’ll make these quite soon :)

  41. Donna Sue says:

    I would love to win these to try out some new recipes!

  42. Jenni Rom says:

    What a wonderful offer! Thank you!

  43. Jessica F says:

    Yum! Almonds are one of my favorite snacks!

  44. Jessica says:

    I am amazed by all of the different uses of almonds. I can’t get enoughr of them. I look for any excuse to add almonds to a recipe!

  45. Jordan D says:

    That recipe sounds easy and so tasty! I’ve been dying to try almond flour…I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance :)

  46. Almond flour is my favorite flour. I would love to win!

  47. Always looking for new healthy, gluten-free snacks to try!

  48. Susan C says:

    Love almonds and almond flour. Would love to win

  49. emily l says:

    I would love to win this contest! Can’t wait to make your Chocolate Almond Bites too!

  50. This prize option sounds wonderful!

  51. Yum, those sound good :)

  52. Lizbeth says:

    I love baking with almonds — I try to use them in most new recipes that I try! So, this giveaway package would come in handy!

  53. the look easy to make, great to eat and somewhat healthy indulgence! Thanks for the opportunity!

  54. Madeline says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! I love almonds, so thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I’d love to win! These look awesome!

  56. Ttrockwood says:

    What a delicious recipe and awesome giveaway!!!

  57. Thanks for the opportunity. Your chocolate bites look great!

  58. This is an awesome giveaway!!!

  59. Love almonds and almond flour

  60. Almond flour makes a great pie dough both sweet and sweet pies

  61. I have just discovered almond flour. I love it’s texture and nutty flavor, not to mention a gluten free flour with so much great nutrition. It has become my favorite flour.

  62. We have just begun cooking gluten free for my daughter. This comes just in time for Valentine’s Day baking. Cookies and Breads are the things my 10 year old misses the most as I haven’t figured out how to get the texture right yet. My children adore almonds so the trick will be getting them baked without my son eating the almonds before they become cookies. These look like they would be rich and have a good “mouth-feel” compared to the glutinous version.

    Thank you for sharing. Glad I found this site.

  63. oops wrong web address in previous post

  64. This sounds perfectly easy as a first gf dessert that doesn’t call for 32 different ingredients!
    Definitely trying this out!

    I just bought my first bag of almond flour as I’m still a GF novice. If I win, just think of how I could broaden my horizons:)

  66. Colleen M. says:

    What a wonderful prize! I would love to be a winner!

  67. Patty Cosby says:

    Almonds & almond flour are so wonderfully versatile. Very thankful for almonds!

  68. I would LOVE this!

  69. Leann Meyers says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks delicious!

  70. Sarah Jones says:

    Almonds are my go to food when I’m busy & need a little something to keep me going. So delicious no matter how you use them! Can’t wait to make these yummy treats.

  71. Katherine S says:

    Oh yummy! Adding these to my must try list!

  72. We LOVE Almonds!!

  73. Jeanne says:

    I love almonds and I really enjoy using almond flour in my baking!!

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