Today I am bringing back a post from a year ago - these delicious brownie bites! I love making these because they're nutrient dense and so yummy - truly a wonderful little treat to enjoy.
Craving a sugary treat? Make these instead. They are packed with goodness! Your taste buds (and let's face it, the rest of your body) will thank you.
Ooey Gooey Hazelnut Brownie Bites
(Makes about 50 bites)
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup almonds
Pinch of real salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups pitted dates*
2/3 cup raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla (no sugar)
Put the nuts and salt in a food processor and process until the nuts are finely broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend, adding drops of water as needed to make the mixture come together. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper and scoop into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or serve immediately. You'll be happy either way!
*Add more or less dates depending on your personal sweetness preference. I am off sugar and 2 cups of dates is nearly too sweet for me. If you're regularly eating sugar, your taste buds are likely different than mine.