Say It With Chocolate: Raw Chocolate and Coconut Brownie Bites
There are no words to express how happy I am that I can have an antioxidant packed bite of chocolate that is sweet and rich like these and yet sugar free, using only fair trade pure cacao. And that they're super easy. You can make them in 15 minutes, freeze them for another 15, then enjoy them. So simple. No baking. No fuss. But they do make a bit of a fun fudge-y mess! Make them for you or your Valentine. Keep them in the freezer for a sweet treat anytime you want . . . even after February 14th!
Go ahead indulge! Lots of love xx, Juli
makes about 16 brownies
- 1 1/2 cups (about 150g) dates, pitted
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil
- 2 -3 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey (sweeten as desired, I use 2 tbsp)
- pinch of sea salt
- dash of cinnamon
- ¼ cup cacao nibs (optional)
- In a food processor or blender, ground the walnuts and almonds until crumbly. I like it a bit uneven with a fewer coarser pieces.
- Add the shredded coconut and pulse until combined.
- Add the pitted dates, a few at a time, and pulse, scraping the mix down the sides with a spatula so it's well combined.
- Add in raw cacao powder and pulse again to combine.
- Pour this crumbly chocolatey mixture into a large mixing bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil over low heat and add the maple syrup or raw honey.
- Pour the sweetened coconut oil into the chocolate mix and blend well.
- Line a baking dish with parchment or wax paper.
- Pour the brownie mixture in and evenly press it down until it's compact. I use my hands for this.
- Cover with more parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for an hour to let it set; or put in the freezer for 20 minutes for a quick set.
- Remove from the cold and cut into squares.
- These can be stored in the freezer for the perfect anytime snack! Or in the refrigerator for a few days (if they last!).
- I used a silicone mould to make the little heart-shaped brownie bites by filling the moulds with the brownie mixture and freezing them. Then I just popped them out and popped them into my mouth!
Note: If you like raw cacao nibs, you can add them into the mix too. I don't add them if I make these of my kids because they say they're too bitter.