Almond Chocolate Balls with Fleur de Sel

Almond Chocolate Balls with Fleur de Sel
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Almond Chocolate Balls with Fleur de Sel

"Consuming foods rich in flavonoids has also been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. To reap the benefits, stick to dark chocolate. The average commercial dark chocolate contains about 60 percent cocao and has been found to contain 536 milligrams of flavonoids per 1.4-ounce serving."

- Women's Health

3
Servings
771
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutrional Info Per Serving (one ball):

120 cal; 9 g fat, 9 g carbs, 60 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  almond butter
  • 1/2  Cup  confectioners' sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 4  Ounces  dark chocolate, chopped
  • Fleur de sel, for garnish

Directions

In a bowl, mix almond butter, sugar, and vanilla. Roll into 20 equal-size balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

 

Stir chocolate in metal or glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until smooth. (Or microwave on medium for 1 minute, stir, then continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until completely melted.)

 

Roll the almond balls in melted chocolate, garnishing with fleur de sel as you go. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

 

 

Why You Should Indulge in Dark Chocolate

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
58g
83%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
253mg
25%
Choline, total
45mg
11%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
245mg
77%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
432mg
62%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
187mg
12%
Water
3g
0%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.