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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Marsh

Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters

Savor the Goodness: Nourishing Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters for a Healthy and Delicious Treat!
low sugar almond cacao clusters

During my days as a raw food enthusiast, I explored the world of "food intolerance-free" living. Inspired by J. J. Virgin's Virgin Diet, I crafted a recipe that remains a wholesome and tasty choice: Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters.

As someone with a sweet tooth navigating this dietary shift, I found myself yearning for a snack to keep me on course. Enjoy these guilt-free Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters Recipe:


  • 3 tablespoons (heaping) raw almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon raw lucuma powder (optional, omit if fructose sensitivity is a concern)

  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs

  • 1 tablespoon organic unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Dash of cinnamon

  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt

  • 1 teaspoon organic non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • A few drops of Toffee flavored SweetLeaf SweetDrops liquid stevia

  • 1/2 teaspoon Xylitol

  • 1 tablespoon melted cold-pressed virgin coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup crushed raw pecans

  • 1/2 cup crushed raw walnuts


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mixing by hand until well combined.

  2. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out enough mixture into the palm of your hands and roll into a ball.

  3. Place clusters on a large plate and continue until all the mixture is used.

  4. Freeze the plate of clusters for about an hour or more.

  5. Keep stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator; clusters can last for a couple of weeks.

Nutrition Facts:
(Per Serving - Makes approximately 12 clusters)
  • Calories: ~150

  • Total Fat: 12g

  • Saturated Fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 30mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g

  • Dietary Fiber: 3g

  • Sugars: 2g

  • Protein: 4g

Storage Recommendations:
  • Store the Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  • They can be stored for up to two weeks, maintaining their freshness and flavor.

Servings Recommendations:
  • Enjoy 1-2 clusters as a satisfying and healthy snack.

  • These clusters make a delightful addition to your midday pick-me-up or as a guilt-free treat after a meal.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  1. Almond Butter:

  • Rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which promote heart health.

  • Provides a good source of protein and fiber, aiding in satiety.

  1. Cacao Powder and Nibs:

  • Packed with antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and support overall health.

  • Contains minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.

  1. Shredded Coconut:

  • Adds healthy fats and a sweet flavor without the need for added sugars.

  • Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can provide a quick energy boost.

  1. Pecans and Walnuts:

  • Excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health.

  • Provide essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium.

  1. Lucuma Powder (Optional):

  • Adds a natural sweetness with a low glycemic index.

  • Contains antioxidants and nutrients like beta-carotene, niacin, and iron.

  1. Coconut Oil:

  • Contains medium-chain fatty acids, which are easily digestible and may support weight management.

  • Adds a pleasant flavor and contributes to the clusters' satisfying texture.

  1. Stevia and Xylitol:

  • Natural sweeteners with minimal impact on blood sugar levels.

  • Allow for sweetness without the need for refined sugars.

  1. Cinnamon:

  • May have anti-inflammatory properties and help regulate blood sugar levels.

These Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters offer a delightful combination of flavors while providing a nutritious snack that aligns with various dietary preferences.

Enjoy these wholesome Low Sugar Almond Cacao Clusters as a guilt-free indulgence on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

Disclaimer: This recipe is a delightful homemade snack option, but individual nutritional needs may vary. Please consult with a healthcare professional for personalized dietary advice. Enjoy responsibly and savor the goodness!

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