After learning about the goodness of almond butter last year, I decided to give it a try because it's said to be higher in Calcium, Iron and Vitamin E. I wasn't used to the taste of almond butter initially, but somehow the taste 'grew on me' and now I totally adore it! Now, I'm constantly on a lookout for recipes that require the use of almond butter. Crazy as it may sound, there are times when I actually eat almond butter straight out from its jar.
I have tried this recipe twice (with a few modifications) since I got back from Perth. The first time, I tried it with honey and dried berries, instead of rice syrup and chocolate chips. As honey is less viscous as compared to rice syrup, I mixed the mixture with a spoon, rather than heating it in a microwave. It held the balls together perfectly. I liked how the almond butter and dried berries complemented each other. However, I found the taste and sweetness of honey a little too overpowering.
|Almond Butter Chewies with Rice Syrup and Choc Chips|
I got back home after my workout, and tried another Almond Butter Chewy straight out of the freezer. Angela was certainly right about how wonderful these Chewies are when they are frozen. I know that it won't be long before I make another batch of these Chewies again. I will probably become my new favourite pre-workout snack or an on-the-go breakfast for this year!