No Guilt Brownie Bites (raw) / by Katie Brown

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So, I do not have the biggest sweet tooth in the world. But, I am one of those people that crave something sweet after my meals and randomly like small bits of chocolate throughout the day (OH and sometimes I actually could eat an entire pan of brownies for no apparent reason). When I accidentally made a recipe like this a few months ago, I knew it was a keeper!

[There are certain extras/optional ingredients you can add in or take out]

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cup halved walnuts
  • 3 T cacao powder (I use Philosophie's Cacao Magic)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 T water (start off with 1/2 T and then add more if needed)
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 T chocolate chips (I use EnjoyLifeFoods because they are dairy free)
  • Options: 2 scoops collagen, 2 T chia seeds (I used this in these pictured), 2 T flax seed (if you add any of these, you may need to use more water)
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Directions

  1. Blend walnuts in food processor until most broken up (do not over blend them or it will become too oily)
  2. Add in dates and chocolate chips and blend
  3. Add in all other ingredients and blend until mixture is smooth and will congeal together easily (if not, you may need to add a tiny bit more water)
  4. Roll into balls and place separate on plate, cutting board, etc ad stick in freezer
  5. Optional: roll balls in more cacao, coconut, etc.
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