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Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Instead of throwing out the pulp you are left with after you make nut milk, save it to make this delicious Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites!

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Recently, I ended up making a large amount of cashew and almond milk as part of recipe testing I was doing. The process, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with, involves blending together nuts with water, then filtering the whole thing through a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. What you are left with is creamy and delicious nut milk to use however you please, but you are also left with a ton of nut pulp that’s been filtered out through the process.

I used to throw out this nut pulp, or I’ve heard of others putting it in smoothies to add a dose of healthy fat and protein. However, I’m not much of a smoothie drinker (I prefer to chew my food), but really hate the idea of throwing anything out especially when it comes to nuts because they are NOT cheap. So in order save the pulp and put it to good (and SUPER YUMMY) use, I ended up making these Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites.

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

These delicious and chocolate-y balls are so easy to make. All the work you do is in blending everything together and shaping them into round bites with your hands. But the result is so chewy and decadent that you’ll think you are eating a fancy dessert.

I’ve been enjoying one of these when I’m craving something sweet after my meals, or in the afternoons when I feel like snacking occasionally. I love that these are just sweetened with dates, making it a relatively healthy treat. Next time you aren’t sure what to do with leftover nut pulp, don’t throw it out! Make these tasty Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites instead and you’ll thank me after when you get to taste one of these delicious babies.

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp BitesPaleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 18 -20 bites
Author: Jean Choi

Instead of throwing out the pulp you are left with after you make nut milk, save it to make this delicious Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of nut pulp I used a combination of almonds and cashews
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional, for coating: cacao powder, shredded coconut, or more nut pulp

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the coating, in a food processor or blender and pulse until doughy.
  2. Use a spatula to mix everything together.
  3. Use your hands to shape the dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.
  4. To add coating, roll each ball in the coating of your choice.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

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Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding

This Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding is a healthy and decadent treat with a sweet potato base, but you’ll never know it’s chock full of nutrients!

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato PuddingPaleo Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding

So do you remember those chocolate pudding cups that use to come in those plastic containers and foil lids that you peel off? I think they still make them, but I remember loving them growing up. I mean, chocolate is one of my favorite flavors so there was no reason not to love that creamy and decadent treat that I would indulge in everyday after school.

Well, now that I’m a real adult and more aware of what ingredients are lurking in those things, I’ve turned to this homemade version that’s even more delicious and so much healthier. This Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding’s main ingredients is cooked sweet potatoes, which gives that natural creaminess and sweetness without sacrificing the flavor!

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When I first made this pudding, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. The texture and the flavor is seriously on point, if not better than what I remember eating as a kid. I ate it on its own because it was so good, but you can eat it with cookies, use as a fruit dip, or even as frosting! If you do use it as frosting, I recommend you chill it first so it can harden a bit and hold up better.

Hope you try out this recipe because it’s tastes super chocolate-y and decadent, but you’d never guess how clean and healthy it is.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!