I’m usually easy to please in the dessert department. It doesn’t matter if it’s chocolate cake, oatmeal cookies, fruit pie or a banana split. If there is dessert, I’m there! (And then I’m usually there again for seconds.)

You know what makes dessert even better? When it’s super easy to make! For people like me, who aren’t exactly baking aficionados (I’m hardly a novice), easy recipes are worth saving. After I made these no-bake almond bites, I knew I had to share this recipe. These bites are great as a simple sweet for serving after dinner, at a social gathering, or at a holiday party. With just a handful of ingredients, you can make these in 3 easy steps!


1 cup crushed vanilla wafers

1 cup confectioners sugar, divided

1/2 cup chopped almonds

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

2 tablespoons apple juice

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

This will feed about 5-10 people, based on a serving size of 1-2 bites per person. For larger quantities, double or triple the recipe. Also, it’s important to use finely chopped almonds, as larger pieces are harder to keep together.

Step 1:

In a large bowl, combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, almonds and cocoa.

Be sure to crush the wafers finely, as they too, stick together better that way. I bought Target brand cookies and they taste just as good as brand name. Choose whichever you prefer.


Step 2:

Combine apple juice, corn syrup and almond extract. Stir into crumb mixture until well blended.

Keep the mixture as tight as possible. If it falls apart, it’s messy and difficult for the sugar to stick to.

Step 3:

Shape into 1 inch balls and roll into remaining confectioners sugar. You can also just sprinkle it over the top if you don’t want them to be too sweet.

I covered mine with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator to “set,” but you can enjoy them right away! They are really tasty and kids will love them too!


Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar