Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites

I love chocolate.

In fact, as I write this I am devouring a delicious chocolate brownie, filling my mouth and covering my keyboard with its sweet, sticky goodness.

This is not just any brownie, however.

It’s a special brownie.

How is it special? I’ll tell you…

I did not bake it in the oven.

It has no added sugar.

It only has 6 all-natural ingredients.

It tastes amazing.

I know what you are thinking, “How can such a brownie be a good brownie?!” Well, it is. Trust me …and it is super easy. A super easy, super healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. What more could you want, really?

Yes, I know. I love you too.

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What you need:

a food processor

a small freezer container or baking tin lined with baking paper

Ingredients

1 cup almonds (or other nuts)

1/2 cup cocoa

1 pinch sea salt

2 cups (approx. 200g) black dates, pitted

contents of 1 scraped vanilla bean (optional)

1 tbsp coconut cream

Method

  1. Blend the almonds, cocoa, sea salt and vanilla bean contents in food processor until fine.
  2. Add the coconut milk, then as the processor is moving, add the dates one by one until the mixture sticks together when you pinch it — it should not be crumbly.
  3. Press the mixture into the tray, cover and place in the freezer for an hour or two — until hard.
  4. Take out the tray, cut the brownie into slices, or alternatively roll into balls, put coconut in a container and shake them around to coat (looks pretty, but takes a little longer!).
  5. Keep in a container in the freezer.

This is really good as a snack to keep handy for those moments when you must have chocolate, for last-minute guests who like to chat over chocolate and coffee, or it can even be given as a gift with a little card telling the recipient that it is made of goodness and made with love. Just remember that it has to be kept cold. 🙂

Enjoy!

❤ Chantelle

{Did you give this recipe a try? Tell me what you think!}

(Linked to Allergy Free Wednesdays, Fat TuesdaysTitus 2 Tuesdays; Tasty TuesdaysSavoring Saturdays; The Yuck Stops Here)

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15 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites

    1. Hi Daisy! That is a shame! Since you can’t have dates, maybe you could substitute the sugar in other recipes for stevia (a natural and healthy sweetener alternative) to get the sweetness you want? 🙂
      I don’t know where you are, but this brand has a stevia-sweetened chocolate with no added sugar: http://www.lilyssweets.com
      Are you able to eat other kind of fruit? You inspired me to try and create a recipe suitable! 🙂

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  1. I’ve been looking forward to looking at this ever since I saw that you brought it over to The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party. What an awesome way to take care of the chocolate craving! I hope you’ll stop by again next week with another YUMMY recipe. I have pinned and tweeted! HUGS

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    1. There is! There are red dates, black dates, medjool dates, fresh dates, dried dates… Lots of dates. Here in Singapore I use the kind they call “Muslim dates.” They are black fresh dates.

      Basically you just need black fresh dates, of any kind. The stickier they are, the less you will need to use to make the mixture bind together. You can also use dried, but you will need more, or you could soak them in boiling water for 30 minutes to rehydrate them. Hope that helps! 🙂

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