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Almond Chocolate Balls with Fleur de Sel

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

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
Servings3
Calories Per Serving775
Total Fat58g89%
Sugar44gN/A
Saturated10g51%
Protein19g38%
Carbs60g20%
Vitamin E20mg100%
Vitamin K2µg3%
Calcium302mg30%
Fiber11g43%
Folate (food)49µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)49µg12%
Iron4mg23%
Magnesium276mg69%
Monounsaturated31gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg14%
Phosphorus473mg68%
Polyunsaturated12gN/A
Potassium764mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg48.3%
Sodium11mgN/A
Sugars, added40gN/A
Zinc3mg22%
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