About this recipe:These brownie bites are so good, you won't believe that they're vegan and gluten-free! They're chocolatey, fudgy and you just can't stop at eating one. You don't have to worry though, they're packed full of the good stuff - walnuts (omega-3 fatty acids), dates (natural sugars and fibre) and dark chocolate (flavonoids). They also require no baking!!!
200-250g pitted dates (depending how fudgy you want them)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
100g no added sugar dark chocolate
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Method Prep:30min › Extra time:2hr setting › Ready in:2hr30min
Place the nuts and cocoa into a food processor and blitz until get you what resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the dates and vanilla, blitz until the mixture starts to stick to itself slightly.
Divide the mixture using a 2 teaspoon measuring spoon, rolling each into any shape that you desire. Place onto a greaseproof paper lined baking tray and freeze for about 5-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. You can either do this in a double boiler or in the microwave, using the lowest heat setting, stirring every 10-15 seconds to ensure that the chocolate does not burn.
With the use of a small spoon and fork, roll each semi-frozen bite in the molten chocolate, tap off the excess and place onto a greaseproof paper lined tray. Repeat until all of the chocolate brownie bites are coated. Allow to set.
Once set, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge – that’s if you can make them last that long. Enjoy!
Feel free to omit the chocolate coating if you wish.
Thi is such a clever recipe and they are delicious. They taste like expensive truffles to me, and the longer you keep them, the better they taste, but thats the hard bit as they are very moreish. Ive done them adding a few raisins, and I plan to try chopped apricots. For my vegan Mother I shall try adding a bit of dessicated coconut,as she loves that. Thanks - a brilliant recipe, I never would have thought of it. - 19 Dec 2012