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Easy Mocha Almond Bites

These Mocha almond bites are my afternoon slump-slayer! Coffee, chocolate and almond butter unite harmoniously in these gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free no-bake bites.

Gluten-Free Mocha Almond Bites

Since I entered this blogging world, I seem to always be stumbling on opportunities to learn. Whether it be techy stuff to do with blogging or fun and informative facts shared by my fellow bloggers, everyday seems to present me with something I didn’t know before.

Either that or I just have a grody memory and things keep falling out of my brain so quickly that the next time I stumble on the same thing – it’s all brand new to me… at least, that’s my daughter’s synopsis… 

Getting back to those new tidbits of information – most days, those new tidbits have me thrilled that am learning something new. But then, there are those rare handful of days when I wish that I could unlearn what I learned! Un-see the letters jumping off the screen …but, alas…it’s those things that I wish I could unlearn or forget, that get seared on my brain – and don’t seem to want to fall out of it! Funny how that happens huh?

Gluten-Free Mocha Almond Bites

Yesterday fell into that latter category. Yesterday I learned something I wish I could have unlearned!

And, unfortunately, it has to do with my favorite pick me up, my favorite afternoon slump-slayer: coffee!

There have been times when I’ve read with disdain news tidbits that touted how horrible coffee was to our bodies. And, there have been those times I have rejoiced in reading those news tidbits that sang it’s praises. But, yesterday I was speechless when I stumbled on an article on the most expensive coffee.

Priced at around $600 a pound, this smooth, chocolatey coffee is supposed to get it’s unique aroma and taste from its trip through the digestive tract of the Luwak (a Sumatran wild cat). Say whaaaaaaat?!?!

Gluten-Free Mocha Almond Bites

Well, y’all will be relieved to know that I didn’t splurge on that $600 per pound coffee to make these Mocha Almond Bites.

These bites don’t need an oven, nor do they involve any refined sugar or gluten or even dairy for that matter. Yet, these simple bites taste so decadently delicious – during this time of year when things are getting hectic, having a couple of these handy will (hopefully) help fuel you on!

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Gluten-Free Mocha Almond Bites

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  3. Catherine says:

    Dear Shashi, My goodness! Do I even want to know what the aroma or taste of a wild cat’s digestive track is like? That blows my mind! As much as I love my coffee, I think I’ll pass on the Luwak coffee bean!
    These little bites however are right up my alley 😉 The holidays aren’t even here yet, but I’m already exhausted…I need a bunch of these to get through the rest of the month!! xo, Catherine

  4. Ben Maclain says:

    Yup, I’ve heard of that prominent coffee. I haven’t tried it though. It’s not that I’m not a curious person (or a person with undeveloped palate. And I certainly don’t have anything against some wild cats.) – I’ll wait for a good discount):) And when there’s that discount I’ll buy a few packages of…Irish cream coffee or any other my favorite brands:) And some delicious choco bites:)

  5. Taylor Kiser says:

    I’ll gladly choose these mocha almond bites for my after noon pick-me-up over coffee that’s 600 a pound! That’s something I won’t soon forget! lol

  6. Haha! I’ve never been a coffee drinker, so I’ll be saving money for sure! I do like coffee flavored things, so these are right up my alley!

  7. Ashley says:

    Okay I love coffee but 600 a pound???? Um no. haha But I will definitely take a few of these bites! I’m feeling the slump right now! Silly dreary weather!!

  8. Okay, first of all, the name of these bites are just… EVERYTHING!! Lolol. Did I ever tell you I went through a Buffy the Vampire phase, courtesy my sister Jenny? Your awesome use of the word “slay” is greatly appreciated. Haha. As for learning new tidbits everyday–yep, yep, yep. I feel like what we do kind of holds new adventures for us, all the time. Except when you can’t quite remember if that adventure is new or just something you forgot from last week. Lol. But seriously, $600 a pound? Woah. Good for you for not splurging on that particular coffee to make these bites. Else, I’d be worried about the costs of operating your blog! Haha. hand me two big batches, coulda ya? 🙂

  9. puja says:

    What a lovely combination of chocolate and coffee Shashi. Love these bites! 🙂

  10. Yes, I am familiar with that coffee – & I think I’ll pass! But I definitely won’t be passing on these bites – they sound delicious and a perfect way to use up my coconut flour 🙂

  11. I’ve heard that fun little factoid before too and it’s kinda gross, isn’t it? Well, probably a little more than kinda 😉 It definitely is fun and exciting learning something new and ever since I started blogging a little while back, it definitely seems there’s always more to learn, that’s for sure! Sometimes too much, lol 😀
    These bites sound delicious! I really enjoy bites and love the combination of chocolate and coffee – so perfect! Bet these wouldn’t last long if I placed them out over the holidays for family and friends! Happy Monday!

  12. They are so delicious with all the quality ingredients.

  13. ICK! Coffee that has been, like, regurgitated by a wild cat? AND at 600$ a pound? Yeaaaa, I’m going to go ahead and keep my money. 😉 Anyways, these bites are fabulous!! I had to laugh at the name – Slump Slayin’. hahaha. LOVE IT! The flavor sound absolutely delicious too, Shashi! I could use a few dozen of these today for sure… I mean it IS Monday. I am all sorts of slump-in’. 😉 Cheers, dear!

  14. Sharee Hill says:

    I feel the same way, it is always a learning experience with blogging. I have learned so much tech stuff and still need to learn more! These snacks look beautiful. Definitely an easy snack for the slump time!

  15. Umph. That coffee sounds terrible. How do people come up with this stuff!?! I’ll gladly settle for my standard coffee…which is most certainly NOT $600/pound. Now I wish I could unread that little tidbit. Haha! But I’ll choose to focus on these amazing mocha almond bites. I’m struggling a little bit this morning. It snowed a bunch last night, Laura and I are both a bit under the weather and it’s Monday. That’s a bad trifecta. But I’m thinking one or six of these bites would totally improve things! 🙂

  16. As long as I have coffee I’m good 😉 Cheap is sometimes best!

  17. These look really interesting and good to have around at this time of the year. I like that they are a little bit different. Very nice photos

  18. We always make these kind of energy bites and they always pick us up out of the afternoon energy slump!

  19. I could use these for an afternoon pick me up!

  20. janie says:

    EWWWWW!!! Think I’ll stick to my £5 bag of ‘inferior’ regularly roasted grounds beans thanks!!! 😀 Or just swap them out for these little bites – they look yummo!
    Janie x