Brownie Cacao Bites {Gluten free, Vegan, Paleo}

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IMG_6633Who doesn’t love chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 C almond flour (if you don’t have almond flour, add ~1 cup almonds to your food processor and blend first)
  • 1 C Medjool dates
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. coconut oil (no need to melt)
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp. nut butter (I use Almond butter)
  • 4 tbsp. Cacao powder
  • Dash of salt

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Directions:

  1. Add almonds, dates, and coconut oil to food processor. (Tip: Make sure your dates are soft or you will have a tough time! If they aren’t, soak them in some warm water for 5 – 10 minutes first).
  2. Once combined, add the nut butter and cacao powder, and salt, to taste.
  3. Blend again. You should reach a sticky but doughy consistency.
  4. Wet your hands and roll into balls. Place in an airtight container and let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. Keep in fridge or freezer in sealed container. Pop ’em for a kick of energy or to satisfy that chocolate sweet tooth!

 

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5 thoughts on “Brownie Cacao Bites {Gluten free, Vegan, Paleo}

  1. Ares . Three says:

    With a recipe such as this, is all natural cocoa that important? I’m having the hardest time finding anything besides that Nesquick junk, which is of course just sugar on top of sugar.

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    • granoladiaries says:

      You should definitely be using raw cacao or at least cocoa powder. You should be able to find this at almost any grocery store, usually in the baking section with the flours. If not, there are tons online! You can use the Nesquik for the taste, but there is a massive difference in the health component.

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