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Dark Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites

Recently I traveled to Atlanta with the family, you read the post about the fabulous fried chicken I ate, and while we were there we went to one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe’s.  I have to say that before my Paleo challenge I was utterly hooked on their chocolate drops.  If you don’t know what those are let me enlighten you.  They are sunflower seeds, or kernels, that are dipped in chocolate with a candy coating.  Kind of like M&Ms but with sunflower seeds.  They are so delicious and I love the texture of the crispy coating and the smooth chocolate.  The seed was just a bonus inside that told me that it was healthy!  A serving of these is about a tablespoon which is roughly 37 candy coated nuggets of love!  Not nearly enough since I would consume the 10 serving container in 2 servings.  I also have a certain way that I eat them. Much like I ate Sno-Caps, when I used to eat them, it allowed me to savor each and every one of them.  I would take a small bite off the end and then eat the candy coating off the seed like a corn cob.  Then, at last, pop the seed in my mouth.  Yes, I ate them one at a time…  Sound ridiculous I know, but don’t tell me that you don’t have a way to eat certain foods like corn on the cob or french fries.

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You may ask why I went off on this lengthy, and somewhat embarrassing, tangent and what it has to do with Paleo Snack Bites.  Well, at Trader Joe’s this time, I not only found some roasted coconut chips that were amazing but some nut clusters that were covered in chocolate.  That got me thinking that I could make my Paleo Bars in smaller bite-sized nuggets, dip the in dark chocolate, and then enjoy them in smaller quantities.  Sometimes I just need a small bite and not necessarily a whole bar!  Plus the addition of chocolate makes it feel like dessert!

I hope you enjoy these yummy, and healthy, snack bites.  Make a batch and keep them on your counter for a wholesome snack.  Your kids will love them too!

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Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites | taketwotapas.com

Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bars | taketwotapas.com

Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bars | taketwotapas.com

Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bars | taketwotapas.com

Chocolate Dipped Paleo Snack Bites
 
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These tasty treats are just bite-sized replicas of my Paleo Snack Bars with some chocolate added on! Great for snacking on the go!
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Serves: 30 squares
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup toasted coconut
  • ½ cup toasted almonds
  • ½ cup toasted macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces dark or unsweetened chocolate
Instructions
  1. Start by toasting all the nuts and seeds if they are not already done.
  2. Mix all the nuts and seeds either a metal or glass bowl.
  3. Heat honey and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium high heat.
  4. Using a candy thermometer, cook until it reaches 285F or the soft crack stage.
  5. This should take between 5 -10 minutes.
  6. When it reaches the appropriate temperature, pour honey mixture over the nuts and seeds.
  7. Stir quickly as the mixture will begin to harden.
  8. Pour into a parchment lined 8x8 square pan.
  9. Press down to evenly spread the mixture with a greased spatula.
  10. Let set for about an hour.
  11. When ready to dip, cut the square into 30 squares.
  12. Melt chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler until smooth. Stirring often!
  13. Dip each square half way in the chocolate and place on a cooling rack to let the excess drip off.
  14. When the chocolate has hardened, i put mine in the refrigerator to speed the process, you can store at room temperature for up to a week.
  15. Mine never last this long though!