No Bake Vanilla Almond Butter Buckeye Bars

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Some dessert recipes take you back to childhood, and this no-bake vanilla almond butter Buckeye bars recipe does just that. This simple dessert recipe idea is an update version of the classic recipe, filled with creamy almond butter and coated with a creamy white chocolate coating. You'll have trouble waiting to try them while they chill in the refrigerator. With ingredients like vanilla almond butter or your favorite almond butter, pure vanilla extract and white chocolate chips this dessert recipe is just the thing to fill that sweet craving you might be having.

When it comes to the ingredients you use in this simple dessert recipe, from the vanilla almond butter to the graham crackers, it's always good to use the best ingredients you can. This typically means using ingredients that are processed as little as possible. A good reference site to check some of the ingredients you are using is with the EWG or Environmental Working Group site where they list more than 80,000 foods, and you can check their ratings. To check the foods scores, you will find information about the nutrition which considers things such as calories, saturated fat, sodium, trans fat, sugar, fiber, protein, and vegetable, fruit and nut content. There is also a processing score which reflects the EWG's best estimate of the extent in which food has been processed. The scoring factors include the modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and the number of artificial ingredients. The score that you see for foods is a combination of the three scores into a single overall product score. This site is a good starting place to get an idea of just how good the products you are using are. With that said, it's really about balancing your food choices with healthy options, and trying to stay away from less healthy options whenever possible.

Almonds are food that is nutritionally dense; a 100-gram serving is a rich source of the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, calcium, iron, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. The same sized serving is also a good source of the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, and folate, and the essential mineral potassium. Almonds are also high in dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats, fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Raw or toasted almonds can be eaten on their own, or used as an ingredient in a wide variety of recipe ideas. Almonds can be bought in a variety of forms, such as whole, sliced, slivered, flaked, and as flour. Almonds also can make almond oil along with almond butter recipes or almond milk recipes for milk alternatives.

Thank you to Megan for sharing this dessert recipe for no bake vanilla almond butter Buckeye bars on the With Salt and Wit recipe site. On this site, you will find all sorts of recipe ideas from simple dessert recipes, quick dessert recipes, weekly meal plans, chicken recipes, paleo recipes, pasta, healthy recipe ideas, gluten-free recipe ideas and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Vanilla Almond Butter Buckeye Bars From With Salt and Wit
Ingredients: Vanilla almond butter, unsalted butter, honey graham cracker crumbs, pure vanilla extract, powdered sugar, white chocolate chips, sea salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings * Per Serving:Calories 46, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0.0g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 59mg 2%, Potassium 1mg 0%, Carbohydrates 11.3g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 11.1g, Protein 0.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%

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