Brownie Bites {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free}
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Serves: 20 small bites
 
A simple and healthy recipe for when you get those chocolate cravings!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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!)
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. Store bites in the refrigerator. Keep for up to a month in the fridge, or will keep longer in freezer if preferred. Enjoy!
Notes
Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks "Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites."
Recipe by Will Bake for Books at https://www.willbakeforbooks.com/2016/01/raw-brownie-bites/