This weeks recipe makes a perfect energy boosting snack to take on hikes and can also double as a healthy desert, rich in healthy fats and protein.
I like to use dates that still have pits because they are softer and makes the blending part easier but you can also use pitted dates, I would just recommend soaking them in some warm water for at least an hour before you get started to soften them up a bit.
After you roll them into balls you can decorate them with more shredded coconut or cocoa if you like. If you want to decorate them with cocoa, let them sit in the fridge for a bit otherwise they will be too soft and the cocoa just gets absorbed into the ball. Once they have hardened a bit, toss them around in a bowl with a couple Tbsp of the raw cocoa. To decorate them in coconut flakes use the same method but do it before you put them in the fridge while they are still warm and sticky.
These Brownie Bites are best stored in the fridge and also freeze really well too if you want to make a large batch.
Brownie Bites Recipe
- 2 cups walnuts
- 2 cups dates
- ¼ cup raw cocoa
- ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- Add all ingredients into food processor and pulse until well combined and the mixture becomes sticky and starts to clump together. You will have to stop the mixing and scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.
- Once the mixture is well combined roll it into Tim Bit sized balls and place in the fridge.
Local Health’s Holistic Nutritionist