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Day 2: Chocolate Almond Cookie Dough Bites

Posted Jun 02 2011 7:00am

Welcome to day two for the Sugar Free Challenge!  Here is today’s sample menu:

Breakfast: Mini Smacks ! Aren’t they adorable? Follow the same directions as my Smacaroon recipe, but use a melon scooper instead of an ice cream scooper. It makes so many more smacks, and they are fun to pop in your mouth! I also drank a cup of iced coffee with unsweetened almond milk.

Lunch: Socca  with a spinach salad topped with fresh bruschetta . Served with a hard-boiled egg.

Snack: Apple with Homemade Pistachio Butter .

Dinner: Mac-n-Cheez. This is my version of the original comfort food. Inspired by I<3Vegetables . Mix of brown rice, quinoa, green peas, and shredded chicken breast. Mix a couple Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast in with a splash of water. Sprinkle with salt and lots of pepper!

Dessert: Chocolate Almond Cookie Dough Bites!

Chocolate Almond Cookie Dough Bites

~These cookie dough bites have a option of being raw. Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, vegan, and, of course, sugar-free! 


  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 4 large dates
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped or raw cacao nibs
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1/8 tsp salt
In a strong blender or food processor, blend the dates until smooth. Then add almonds, salt, and vanilla bean and blend. Stir in chocolate chunks. Add a small dash of water if the dough isn’t sticky. Roll into balls. I made mine about the size of my thumbnail because I love teeny tiny bites that I can pop in my mouth!
They would also taste fabulous dipped in melted unsweetened chocolate. Just sayin’.
Health Benefits

How was your second day of sugar-free?

Also, what is your favorite cookie flavor? I love “healthifying” foods, so I am curious to see what your favorites are. One of my favorites is Thin Mint Girl Scouts….but I already healthified those!  However, these chocolate-almond bites come in close second. My whole family enjoyed them!




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