Happy almost Valentine’s Day! These Chyawanprash Pecan Butter Bites are the perfect special treat. They have a crisp chocolate coating and a rich, nutty center packed with warm spices and adaptogens. They’re a little bit healthy and totally decadent. Continue reading for the recipe…
I’ve been talking a lot about Chyawanprash over on Instagram, but thought I’d share some info here as well. Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic jam, made with herbs, spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger etc.), ghee and honey. The main ingredient is Amalaki, or Indian Gooseberry. Amalaki is extremely high in vitamin C and antioxidants and is great for inflammatory digestive issues (acidity, ulcers, gastritis etc.) It’s a great ojas builder, rejuvenative, antihistamine, and blood purifier and also works to cleanse the liver and protect the heart. Chyawanprash is traditionally dissolved in hot water or warm milk or just eaten by the spoonful. It’s one of my favorite Ayurvedic supplements and I take it daily, usually in the afternoon, to give me a little boost. It’s sour, sweet, and spicy and super delicious. For this recipe, I combined fresh pecan butter (my new favorite nut butter) with chyawanprash, dates, chia seeds for a little crunch, and cocoa powder. Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day! Sending you all big virtual hugs.
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Chyawanprash Pecan Butter Bites
2 1/2 cups raw Diamond Nuts pecans
1 tablespoon Chyawanprash
2 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnnamon
seeds from 1 vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
cocoa nibs to garnish
Place the pecans in a food processor and process for 5-10 minutes, scraping down the sides of the container every few minutes. The pecan butter should come together after about 5 minutes. Continue processing another 5 minutes until creamy and smooth.
Add the chyawanprash, dates, chia, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and process again until no lumps remain.
The dough will be soft, but should hold together. Roll heaping tablespoons into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Freeze for several hours until firm. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Working in small batches, remove the balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate using two forks. Place on a cooling rack and sprinkle with cocoa nibs. Chill until ready to eat.
Store in a single layer in an airtight container for up to one week.
15 thoughts on “Chyawanprash Pecan Butter Bites”
yummy, yummy and good for my tummy
Thanks for this recipe these look delicious and really easy to make.
Definitely going to try this recipe.
Do you have any recommendations on the best chia seeds to buy.
Yay! Hope you enjoy them! I don’t have a favorite brand of chia actually.
I love these simple + stunning photos! Also these bites sound just heavenly- the perfect decadent + healthy Valentine’s treat. I love chyawanprash to eat by the spoonful or mix into oatmeal, but I hadn’t thought of putting it into treats like these. Genius 🙂
Hi! I’m trying to pin this recipe and having a hard time finding your PinIt button, please tell me how I am overlooking it – thanks!!
Rachel, It should appear in the top left when you hover over the images. Hope that helps!
Totally doesn’t… I swear 🙂
It wouldn’t matter that I use a PC and not a Mac would it?
Hmmm no idea…you can install a Pinterest button in your browser toolbar that should work.
How much I love your styling, Sasha! Have never heard of chyawanprash, your post has just made me so curious about it.
Thank you so much!
I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
these sound really yummy, and you make them so beautifully too! such perfect little treats…. bring some by?
Wish I could! XO
These look divine Sasha – can’t wait to try!! Is there a brand of Chyawanprash that you recommend?
I get mine from Life Spa…