With high quality almond butter, no-bake treats are easier than ever. Minimal clean-up, less prep time, and protein to the punch - no oven required! Whether you have a sweet tooth midday or just need a good almond-butter based snack to keep you energized, try these three no-bake almond butter snack ideas. Some double as good dessert bites, too!
- Energy balls
If you want to talk about an easy no-bake recipe, this one takes the cake - with only three ingredients, these energy balls are a breeze to prepare but aren’t messing around when it comes to holding you over. With an emphasis on protein, these energy balls will hold you over between meals and also give you the energy you need to get through the day.
Beaming Baker shared this recipe, and the three ingredients are: one cup creamy almond butter, ⅓ cup pure maple syrup (for subtle sweetness), and ½ cup coconut flour. Then, all you have to do is whisk the mixture together until it gets harder to stir. From there, keep stirring! Leave the mixture in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then, roll the mixture into balls of your desired size (one to two inches is standard.)
- Almond butter chocolate bars
Bars are easy to make and easy to take on the go, and this recipe by Bakerita is particularly divine, taking only 10 minutes to prep and five ingredients. You’ll need:
- 1 and ½ cups Base Culture classic almond butter
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup (or honey depending on your preferences)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt for taste
Mix together until consistency is smooth, then pat into the base of an 8x8 baking pan.
Then, for the chocolate covering, you’ll need two more tablespoons of Base Culture almond butter and 4 oz. finely chopped dark chocolate. Heat together in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second shifts, stirring to aid the mixing in between. Then, gently pour over the almond butter mixture in the pan.
Let sit for two hours in the fridge to let it firm.
A “buckeye” was originally the name of a horse chestnut, but has risen in popularity as a new type of dessert snack. Although it visibly resembles a horse chestnut, the only resemblance is taste is its nuttiness. While there are many fun buckeye-themed dessert snack recipes, we love this classic paleo one by What Molly Made.
Start by creaming together your good old almond butter with some maple syrup and coconut oil (she recommends using an electric mixer for the ideal consistency.) Then, add in almond flour, salt, and vanilla. From there, roll the mixture into one inch diameter balls then place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Finally, dip in chocolate glaze, leaving a small circle of the almond butter ball still visible to achieve the classic buckeye look.
For a keto alternative, use coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and unsweetened cocoa powder to prepare the chocolate.
For all of your almond butter needs, grab a container of Base Culture almond butter. It’s made with one main ingredient: almonds (surprise!). Want to try out these recipes with a new twist once you’ve mastered them? Base Culture’s diverse selection of almond butter flavors (including Gingerbread for the holidays and our new addition, Espresso) means the possibilities are vast. Stop by a store near you or order online today.