You simply blend everything together, and then roll the ‘dough’ into bite-size brownie balls. They way that I roll the raw brownie mixture usually yields about 8 medium-sized brownie bites, but you can make them even smaller or larger depending on what you like. Sometimes I roll the finished brownie bites in chopped nuts or dried coconut. You can also press the dough mixture into a small baking dish, cool in the refrigerator, and cut squares out of it.
This simple recipe can make enough brownie bites to last you up to a week. Well, I guess that depends on whether you decide to gobble down three a day, but I just usually have one of these as an after-dinner snack, when I like to have something sweet. These are rich enough that I don’t eat 3-4 of them like I would want to with regular chocolate cookies. They also make a good afternoon energy boost. These raw brownie bites have a lot of fiber, protein and healthy fats, versus a highly sugary substitute.
These are best eaten cold, so refrigerate the bites after making them, instead of immediately consuming. They should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Add walnuts and salt to a blender or food processor. Mix until the walnuts are finely ground.
- Add the dates, vanilla, and cocoa powder to the blender. Mix well until everything is combined. With the blender still running, add a couple drops of water at a time to make the mixture stick together.
- Using a spatula, transfer the mixture into a bowl. Using your hands, form small round balls, rolling in your palm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.