Raw Brownie Bites
 
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Paleo, Vegan, raw, no added sugars, simple and delicious - a near "perfect" little treat or snack on the go!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Treat, Snacks
Serves: 20 ish
Ingredients
  • Pitted Dates 20 each
  • Walnuts .5 cup (60 g)
  • Raw Almonds .5 cup (60 g)
  • Raw Cacao Powder (or Unsweetened Cocoa) .5 cup (50 g)
  • Unsweetened Shredded/Desiccated Coconut .5 cup (50 g)
Instructions
  1. Start by softening the dates to allow for easier mixing with other ingredients in your blender or food processor. You have two options: 1. Soak them in a bowl with water just covering them for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. The longer you soak the easier it will be to combine them. OR 2. You can chop them into slightly smaller pieces, put in a bowl with water just covering them and microwave for 30-60 seconds. Either way, once finished drain the dates, but save some of the water in the bowl.
  2. Place the walnuts and almonds into your blender or food processor and pulse until combined and coarse meal results.
  3. Add the dates, cacao/cocoa, and half of the coconut to the blender and mix until a thick dough is formed. If things are getting stuck, you can add a very small (1 TSPN at a time) bit of the remaining date water to help out.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to allow the mixture to slightly harden. In the meantime, pour the remaining coconut on a small plate.
  5. Remove from the fridge and roll tablespoon size portion between your hands to shape into a small ball, roll the ball in the coconut to coat and then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place in the refrigerator until firm. And then enjoy!
I recommend storing these in the fridge until the day that you intend to eat them, so the consistency will stay the same, but they will definitely keep on the go for the day without needing to be kept cool. They may also be stored in the freezer for later enjoyment for up to 2 months.
You can also chop the nuts separately with a food chopper or in a small plastic bag with a meal pounder if your blender/food processor is not designed to pulse them.
Recipe by barre.eat.repeat at https://barreeatrepeat.com/2017/08/28/raw-brownie-bites/