Gluten-free No-Bake Greek Marzipan Cookie Bites with Dark Chocolate (Amygdalota /Αμυγδαλωτά

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These Greek almond cookie bites are no-bake gluten-free and a lenten, vegan version of 'ergolavi' and 'amigdalota' cookies.

They taste like marzipan, are covered in dark chocolate and studded with roasted almond pieces.


Made from simple ingredients, take 5 minutes to prepare and are ready in 20 minutes!

SERVINGS.

14 Balls

PREP TIME.

30 Minutes

COOK TIME.

No Bake

INGREDIENTS.

  • 150g ground almonds

  • 50ml maple syrup (pure)

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract / paste/ powder

  • ½ tsp almond extract

  • 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)

  • 75g dark chocolate, to decorate (optional)

  • 1 tsp coconut oil, to decorate (optional)

  • Toasted almond pieces, to decorate (optional)


METHOD.

  1. To prepare these super easy Greek almond cookies, simply add all the ingredients into a large bowl or food processor and mix to combine. It will form a thick sticky paste.

  2. Roll into small balls or discs, approx 15g each.

  3. Melt the dark chocoalate in a bain-marie, then add in the coconut oil.

  4. Dip the balls into the chocolate using tooth picks to turn and coat equally.

  5. With the toasted almond pieces in a bowl, roll the almond cookies so they are covered entirely.

  6. Place on baking paper on a small tray and let cool in the fridge.


Any left over melted chocolate can be poured onto a piece of baking paper and sprinkled with nuts or seeds to make a chocolate bark bar.


Storage:


  • These will keep for 10-14 days if stored in an air tight container in the fridge.

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HEALTH BENEFITS.

Almonds - are high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)


Pure maple syrup - is a natural sweetener and contains many natural antioxidants and is a source of nutrients including zinc, potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin. (Source)


Maca root powder - is a popular adaptogen which helps the body deal with stress and react more calmly to external stresses. Maca is helpful in balancing hormones and is known for boosting mood and energy levels. (Source)


Dark chocolate 75-85% Cacao - has a wide variety of powerful antioxidants and is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and other minerals. (Source)

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  • Many of my recipes call for Greek products like Greek extra virgin olive oil, Greek honey or Greek oregano. It is not mandatory for it to be Greek in order to make the recipe, you are more than welcome to use a good quality alternative; just keep in mind if you are after the authentic flavours of Greece these details do make all the difference in Greek cuisine. You can shop these ingredients here.​

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  • Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.

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