In all my good intentions of trying to eat as wholesome as possible, the truth of the matter is, I would be perfectly happy eating bad-for-me foods all day, every day. Chips, cookies, crackers, breads, you name it. If it’s slightly unhealthy, there’s a chance I love it. Don’t get me wrong, I crave it all, healthy and not so healthy, but boy do I love me some “full-flavored” foods. When I come up with something that is clean, wholesome AND delicious, I feel like I’ve struck gold. These little vegan brownie bites? Gold. Heaps and heaps of pure, solid gold!
I’ve been reading a bunch of recipes that use dates as the sugar in baked goods and sweets, which is beyond brilliant. Dates are full of antioxidants and minerals that are beneficial to the body and they give you just the right amount of sweet flavor to keep that devilish sweet tooth satisfied. Since these little vegan brownie bites turned out so good, I’ll be experimenting with dates again soon.
If you’re a brownie lover, I think you’re going to be pumped when you try these vegan brownie bites. I love brownies, cooked and uncooked. That might gross some of you out, but it’s true. Straight up brownie batter, minus the raw egg, is seriously one of my food weaknesses. I could eat the entire bowl. However, these little vegan brownie bites provide almost the exact same flavor and texture of a soft, chewy, slightly undercooked in a good way, brownie, but are made with ingredients that are actually good for you. They are refined sugar free, dairy free, egg free, gluten free and vegan if any of those apply to your diet preferences. This vegan brownie bites recipe makes about two dozen, so you’ll have a little sweet treat for days and days. Enjoy, friends!
Vegan “Brownie” BitesSERVES about 2 dozen bites PrintDownload
- 3/4 cup of toasted walnuts
- 1 container of whole, pitted dates (about 45 dates)
- 2 Tbsp of flax seed
- 4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2-4 Tbsp of water (maybe)
- Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant.
- When the walnuts have cooled, add all the ingredients except the water to a food processor.
- Process until all the ingredients come together. If the mixture is a little dry and not sticking together, add a tablespoon of water at a time just until the mixture begins to bind.
- Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into a little round bite.
- Continue with the remaining mixture until you it's all used up.