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Saturday, April 10, 2010

RECIPE - Protein Bites

It is amazing how delicious 4 simple ingredients can be. This recipe is perfect for a potluck, picnic or if you have to make a dessert for a crowd. Get creative and experiment by adding seeds and dried fruit to your mix. Using puffed quinoa will make the end result chewier, but will boost the protein count.

- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or carob chips)
- 1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
- 3/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 3 cups of puffed rice (crunchier) or puffed quinoa (chewier)

Melt chocolate chips, almond butter & brown rice syrup together in a large saucepan on medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat & stir in puffed rice or quinoa. Mix well with a strong spoon (we prefer wooden ones). Remove from heat and shape into bite-sized balls. Don't wait too long, or your mixture will harden.

Place in resealable container and store somewhere cool or in the refrigerator.