These brownie bites are really something special. They are a simple combination of dates, nuts, and cocoa powder, but they taste far more rich and satisfying than you’d expect. No added sugar, just sweetened by fruit. With a hint of salt and vanilla the chocolate flavour is elevated to a whole new level.
These little bite size snacks are raw, vegan and paleo- packing in lots of vitamins and minerals. They are a sinch to prepare and can be kept in the fridge or freezer to have on hand… all the time.
I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.
Raw Brownie Bites
Makes about one dozen
1 1/2 cups nuts- walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts work well
1/4 cup cocoa powder/protein powder or a mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 cup soft dates, pitted (about 10 Medjool dates)
1 tablespoon warm water
Additional cocoa powder, coconut or chia seeds for coating (optional)
Step 1: In a food processor grind the walnuts or almonds into a fine meal.
Step 2: Add in the rest of the ingredients, and process again until a sticky, uniform dough is formed.
Step 3: Scoop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, to prevent sticking.
Step 4: Roll the balls between your hands, and roll them in cocoa powder, coconut or chia if desired.
Store the bites in the fridge or freezer, and serve them chilled for the most firm texture. (I prefer them frozen, myself.)
NOTE: If you don’t have access to dates, try making these with another dried fruit, like raisins, instead. The flavor will be different, but still tasty!