There are many little things in life that often we wonder what we would do without; a nice glass of wine after a long day of work, funny memes on the internet, going out into nature for a much needed break, and of course the most obvious- chocolate. One of the greatest things about chocolate is that one does not have to eat a huge amount in order to feel great as often a bite-size morsel can do the trick. This month we found a great recipe that caters to morsel mouthfuls of the delicious stuff.
- 2 cups walnuts
- 25 cups dates, pitted
- 1 Hass avocado
- 2 tablespoons unfiltered honey
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup toppings of choice
- In a food processor or blender, combine the walnuts and dates and pulse until they are finely chopped and thoroughly combined.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients except the toppings and pulse until everything is blended together into a smooth dough. It will be moist and sticky but very thick and will hold together well.
- On a flat surface, spread out your desired toppings. Prepare a plate with parchment paper or cupcake liners for the finished balls.
- Using a tablespoon, spoon out about a golf-ball sized amount of dough into your hand and roll it into a ball shape.
- Roll the ball in the toppings, and set it on the prepared plate or in a cupcake liner. Repeat until all the dough is used up. The batch should make about 20 bites.
- Place the finished brownie bites in the fridge until they’re ready to be enjoyed. This gives the coconut oil a chance to firm up and make the bites the consistency of a fudgey truffle. These will last three to five days in the fridge and three to four weeks in the freezer … if you don’t eat them all before then!
Original recipe from: http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/stories/raw-chocolate-walnut-brownie-bites