HEALTHY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BITES
Easy no-bake raw brownie bites recipe
In this post, I’m going to be sharing one of my favorite healthy chocolate treats recipes with you. I recently showed you how to make this recipe in one of my YouTube videos (click here to watch it).
Obviously treats and desserts are usually loaded with processed sugar – that’s commonly known!
Foods like cakes, sweets, candy, store bought chocolate, pastries, cookies, etc. are generally made from processed ingredients and are full of processed sugars we already know that they’re not very good for us.
So right now I’m going to show you a really easy, healthy treat recipe that you can have instead of any other dessert that you’re used to having!
These are my healthy brownie bites – they’re completely refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. This recipe is full of fibre, nutrients, whole carbs, good protein and healthy fats too.
I hope that you love this recipe as much as I do!
Liezl Jayne XO
Ps. Also be sure to watch my video (here), where I show you how easy it is to make these!
-20 fresh Medjool dates (about 270 grams)
-*1 cup of roughly chopped walnuts
-*1 cup of roughly chopped pecan nuts
-1/2 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut (+1/4 cup for coating)
-1/2 cup of unsweetened cacao powder (raw cocoa)
-4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) of unsweetened nut butter (almond, macadamia or hazelnut butter)
-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
-2 to 3 teaspoons of unsweetened vanilla extract
-a pinch of sea salt
(Makes about 25-35 brownie bites, depending on size)
*you can either use 1 cup of walnuts and 1 cup of pecan nuts – or instead use 2 cups of the same kind of nut (either walnut or pecan)
-To start, take your 20 fresh Medjool dates (that’s about 270 grams)
-Slice them in half to remove the pits, and also remove that little hard thing at the top
-Then once you’ve pitted all of them, you can soak them in a bowl of warm water for 15-20 minutes (the longer you soak them the softer they will be)
-So while the Medjool dates are soaking, you can roughly chop the nuts
-Now add the rest of the ingredients to a bowl with the chopped nuts – 1/2 cup of the unsweetened desiccated coconut, unsweetened cacao powder, unsweetened nut butter, cinnamon, unsweetened vanilla extract, and also a pinch of sea salt
-And just mix that together a bit
-So now after the dates have soaked for about 20 minutes, drain the water and add them to a plate
-If you’ve got a food processor you can just blitz all of the ingredients together in there – but I know not everyone has a food processor
-If you don’t have a food processor, then this is what you can do…
-Roughly chopping the soaked dates with a knife, then smash them up a bit with a fork to make a date paste (it doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth or anything)
-Now add the date paste to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients
-And I find it easier to just use my hands to get the batter well mixed (just make sure you wash your hands properly first)
-Once the batter is all blended, take about a Tablespoon amount at a time (roll and press the batter between your hands to make a rough ball shape)
-You can now use the extra 1/4 cup of extra desiccated coconut (in a small bowl) for rolling the brownie bites into (to coat them with some extra coconut)
-Just keep doing that until you’ve used up all of the batter
-You can serve them straight away – they’re ready!
-They don’t need to be kept in the fridge, but they are quite nice chilled
-Just store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh, and in the fridge to make them last even longer
-These are great for a cheeky snack, or a healthy treat – or an alternative to a store bought dessert that is loaded with refined sugar
-These brownie bites are full of nutrients and goodness, but they’re still delicious. The perfect healthy chocolate treat!
MADE WITH LOVE BY LIEZL JAYNE XO
Photos by Liezl Jayne Strydom – for liezljayne.com