Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe
Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe – delicious chocolatey, gluten free snack, that you can easily make at home.
I’ve talked about homemade snacks on the blog many times. And today I’m very excited to share this Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe with you. So simple to make, with only 5 ingredients ad it takes 20 minutes to make (which includes chilling time).
It is not a secret that I’m obsessed with Blue Diamond’s Whole Natural Almonds and I’ve been snacking on them every day since I got them. Raw almonds are a great source of protein and fiber, low in sugar and rich in vitamin E, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Often times, when I need a quick snack, I grab a handful of almonds and I’m all set.
I hate the fact that at times, after a workout I don’t have a post workout snack. I needed to do something about it. These are perfect for a snack or dessert.
I haven’t been baking a lot lately. I don’t currently crave a lot of sweets, but when I do, I prefer to make them myself. And they need to be with a healthier touch.
That’s exactly what these clusters are. Made with Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds, puffed millet, chocolate and cranberries, these are perfect for a quick snack or even dessert. You can store them in a zip lock bag at room temperature or in the fridge for about a week.
These Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe are the perfect treat for active people and provide extra energy and fiber. Want to know what exactly goes into your snacks? Then you should make them yourself. Focus on simple recipes like this one, this way you’ll have more time for your workouts, to keep yourself healthy and enjoy life.
If you aren’t familiar with puffed millet – it is an all natural, whole grain cereal with no added salt, sugar or artificial ingredients. With its complete protein and fat-free composition, it has been a staple longer than wheat and rice.
It makes a delicious cereal, but I also use it in granola bars and salads. I used it in this Kale Persimmon Salad and it tasted delicious.
Blue Diamond is the Official Snack Nut of USA Swimming, so they know a lot about workouts, workout recoveries and healthy lifestyle.
Puffed Millet Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips — (can use vegan)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup puffed millet cereal
- 2/3 cup Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
- 2/3 cup dried fruit of your choice - I used cranberries
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil over a double boiler (use a microwave if it is easier for you, just make sure you don't burn the chocolate).
In a bowl combine melted chocolate, almonds, puffed millet and dried fruit. Stir to combine.
Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture over parchment paper to create clusters.
Chill for at least 10 minutes.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 162, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 129mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 150%, Calcium: 25%, Iron: 1.4%
Oh, I could eat my way through all of these! I love chocolate and almonds together.
Five ingredient treats are the best! Especially when they involve chocolate and almonds. Such a great snack to munch on, Mira!
Love love love little decadent but sneakily healthy bites like this! That way I don’t have to feel bad about eating waaaaay too many. 😉
These fruit and nut clusters look delicious, especially with some chocolate added in the mix! Loving it 🙂
This looks like a perfect snack….healthy and delicious! You just can’t go wrong with anything chocolate 🙂
Chocolate and almonds are a delicious combination and I could snack of a few of these in one sitting
This is my kind of snack! Your combination of flavors are on point, my friend! Delicious!
These clusters are perfect for an after workout snack! Love the puffed millet and almonds in here!
I love chocolate treats like this, and the crunch in these with the almonds and millet sounds even better! These look completely addicting!
These look so good, chocolate and almond together is always a great idea!
I think we are on the same wavelength with the almond clusters! I’m loving this version, Mira. The puffed millet sounds like such a great addition.
Mira, these clusters look so tasty! I know exactly what you mean about wanting to make your own sweets when you crave them. That way, you know exactly what goes in there! 😉 I love how simple and easy this recipe is to make. The flavor combo is simply delicious. Hoping you have a great weekend! Pinning! 🙂
Always love almonds, Mira, and I love this sort of chocolate cluster. They’re so easy to make, too!
Blue diamond does make the best almonds! And these clusters look fabulous, Mira! I haven’t used puffed millet yet, so clearly this is THE perfect opportunity to do so! Love that these chocolaty beauties are only 5 ingredients and so quick to make! I struggle with my post work out snack too, so these are just perfect! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!
I have been on a chocolate kick lately, which is strange for me, because I’m generally not a sweets person. But lately, I’ve been needing a little bit of chocolate everyday! These are totally making my mouth water and I love the crispy puffed millet. And of course, almonds are always fantastic!
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