Happy Saturday! How is your weekend going so far? Mine consists of pajamas, ARC reading, iced tea, and a big blanket. 😉 I was eating lunch (my mom’s leftover mostaccioli…delicious) and thinking of what I could put on my blog today, when I remembered these Raw Brownie Bites I made last week! I can’t believe I haven’t shared them yet.The reason I decided on making these is because, sometimes a girl’s gotta have her chocolate. (That’s not me excluding guys who like chocolate, mind you. We all get those cravings sometimes.) Now, I’ve been trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle (new years resolutions and all that fun stuff) so I thought I could make something raw and healthy for my chocolate craving. To be honest, I much prefer these Raw Fudge Brownies because they have frosting and I am ALL ABOUT that chocolate ganache. But these were quick, fun, and really cute!So if you have major chocolate cravings like me and want to just reach in the fridge for a quick bite, this is the recipe for you! Yummy and healthy – these bites are raw, gluten-free, vegan, and grain-free. If you skip the sprinkles (which I highly recommend you don’t *wink*) they would also be refined sugar-free. Anywho, hope you enjoy!
- ⅓ cup cashews
- ⅓ cup pecans
- ⅓ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup soft medjool dates, pitted and loosely packed
- ½ tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup (you can also use honey [not vegan] or agave nectar)
- Sprinkles, optional
- In your food processor, add the nuts, cocoa powder, and pulse into fine crumbs, about 15 seconds. Do not over-process. (You don’t want it to turn into nut butter!)
- Add the dates, vanilla, and process until mixture begins to combine. Add maple syrup, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing to incorporate after each addition. The consistency is right when the dough combines into a ball. It should be sticky, but not wet. (Dough that resembles the consistency of nut butter is too runny - add a tablespoon or two more cocoa powder or cashews, as necessary, to dry out the dough. If the dough is too dry or sandy, add a couple dates or tablespoon more of maple syrup to moisten it.)
- Transfer dough to a plate or bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When chilled, roll into balls. If you want, roll balls into sprinkles.
- Store bites in the refrigerator. Keep for up to a month in the fridge, or will keep longer in freezer if preferred. Enjoy!
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Courtney Clark says
These look SOOOO yummy! I think I’m going to make some this week.
Thanks so much, Courtney! They were pretty fun to make. 🙂 If you decide to try them, I hope you enjoy! Thank you for coming by and commenting. 🙂
Alexandria Ang (@thebooksbuzz) says
OMG these are so lethal for me. I absolutely love brownies. Just the chocolate taste and the chewy texture, just the sound when you bite into one of them!
Me. Too! Chocolate is my weakness. I’m happy you understand!! 😉 One of my sisters was just making fun of me because I was craving it (again) and she hates chocolate and doesn’t get it. 😛 Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog, Alex!! 🙂