These brownie bites have no processed sugar, butter, gluten, eggs, or animal products of any kind. And they smell just like brownies. They’re pretty fudgey, too. It’s almost miraculous.
I have a huge sweet tooth. I like to finish off my lunch with something sweet. However, if I eat too much sugar I’ll crash later in the afternoon. These brownie bites are the perfect guilt-free dessert or snack, especially if you follow a specific diet (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, etc).
Now, just a disclaimer here. If hate nuts you probably won’t like this recipe. However, you can’t taste the dates at all. The dominant flavor here is definitely chocolate.
Taste: Oh so chocolate-y. Nutty too. These bites actually remind me of the Little Debbie brownies I ate as a kid, but not artificial tasting.
Texture: Rich, chewy, fudge like.
Ease: Super easy. The most time-consuming part is rolling these babies into balls.
Appearance: These brownie bites aren’t exactly glamorous but who cares?! They’re amazing nonetheless.
Pros: Completely guilt-free.
Cons: Nut haters or people who are allergic won’t enjoy these brownie bites.
Would I make this again? Yes.
Vegan Brownie Bites
Yield: about 18
1 1/3 cups pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, or a combination of the two
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the nuts are finely chopped and the mixture stays together when pinched between your fingers.
Form tablespoon-sized balls of the mixture using your hands. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
From Seeds and Smiles