Another amazing recipe from the cookbook, Superfood Cuisine. Lily and I have had a lot of fun making these versatile no bake brownies. They’re simple to make and easy to adjust to your liking. You can press them into a square pan for a more traditional brownie shape or roll them into bite sized balls.
Cacao (kuh-cow) is an incredible superfood. It’s the unprocessed form of chocolate and one of the most antioxidant rich foods in the world! It’s an excellent source of minerals, several phytochemicals, and amino acids. You can substitute the cacao powder in this recipe with cocoa powder if you must but cacao powder is minimally processed to retain all it’s healthy benefits, whereas cocoa powder has been roasted, toasted and cooked.
Here’s what I did:
No Bake Brownie Bites
- 1 cup Walnuts (raw are best!)
- 1 cup Medjool Dates (about 10 or 11), pits removed
- 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
- pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp- 1/2 cup Cacao Nibs (or chocolate chips)
- optional additions: shredded coconut or chia seeds or a few sun dried goldenberries or…
- Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a couple seconds to form a coarse flour.
- While the machine is running add the pitted dates (and goldenberries if you choose to add them).
- Add the cacao powder and salt and process until a moist, crumb like dough is formed. Pinch the dough together to see that it sticks. If your dates are a little dry then you may need to add a little water to help the dough come together.
- Add the cacao nibs, coconut, chia seeds or any other additions and pulse to combine with the dough.
- Squeeze a tbsp or two worth of dough in your hands and roll into small bite sized balls.