You guys… I can’t even. These things are phenomenal.
Even though this recipe is nothing new, each version I’ve found for these varies slightly. Brownie bites, Raw Vegan Fudge, Raw Vegan Chocolate Energy Bites, call them whatever you want! This recipe is super basic because I usually don’t have many other fancy ingredients on hand. In fact, there are only TWO ingredients for the most part!
So to my little corner of the internet, from my kitchen to yours, here you go. And recipes are for sharing… especially when chocolate is involved. So make them for yourself, make them for your friends, and pass the recipe on.
These are soooo delicious, they don’t last a day in our house. Make that HOURS. They don’t last long in our house before all four of us gobble them up.
You’ll need a high-speed blender for this. I use the Ninja Blender with Auto-iQ Kitchen System and I love it. But I don’t directly recommend any one blender. Ninja, Blendtec, Vitamix, any of them will work great. But for this recipe, I used the Ninja and the food processing container with the short blade attachment.
So without further ado, here’s the Recipe:
Raw Vegan Fudge Brownie Bites
2 Cups Pitted Dates (we used Deglet Noor the first time we made these and Medjool the second. Both worked great.)
1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
Make sure the dates are sticky and moist enough to blend easily. If they’re dry, your mixture will just turn crumbly when blended. If dates are more dry than normal, try soaking them for 2-4 hours before blending, or add 2 Tbs Raw Agave. (I’ve tried water, it doesn’t always work so I recommend the raw agave.) Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. I blend on medium until I see the mixture turn doughy, and a ball begins to form.
Roll chunks of the dough in clean hands at desired size.
Coat with Coconut shreds, a dusting of raw cacao powder, or cacao nibs. (the nibs are my personal favorite! Slightly crunchy. Mmm!)
Eat em up and enjoy! Refrigerate any that might be left!
As if Raw Vegan Fudge Brownie Bites weren’t already creamy, chewy and delicious enough, we decided to mix them in with some fresh, creamy Raw Vanilla Nice Cream! (Banana Ice Cream)
…our world will never be the same again. This was an absolutely magical combo.
For the Vanilla Nice Cream:
Frozen Bananas (as many as you like) I peel mine when they are very ripe and spotted and break them in chunks before freezing them in a freezer safe container, because then I can literally just dump them in the blender.
Just a little liquid to blend (start with a 1/4 to 1/2 cup and add more only if you absolutely need it to turn the blade. You can use water or coconut water, those are my favorites.) less liquid results in a soft-serve like texture for EPIC yum impact.
1/2 to 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (depending upon your volume of bananas)
Blend in a high-speed blender until creamy! Go ahead and mix in those raw fudge bad boys if you haven’t already devoured all the dough…
So let me know in the comments below if you made these and how they turned out for you, and if you mixed it with your favorite banana nice cream flavor!
See ya around!