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Superfood Brownie Bites

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Setting Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 30 bites

Ingredients

Bites

  • 1 ½ cups raw pecans
  • cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon mesquite powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates they should be soft
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk I used coconut

Cacao Glaze

  • 1 ½ tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup

Sprinkles

  • finely shredded coconut
  • goji berries
  • bee pollen not vegan
  • hulled hemp seeds
  • flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blade, pulse the pecans and cashews until you have a meal consistency. Add the cacao powder, mesquite, maca, vanilla powder, sea salt, and cinnamon. Pulse to mix evenly.
  • Add the dates and coconut butter to the food processor and run the motor on high, scraping down the sides of the bowl here and there. The mixture should just hold together if you pinch it with your fingers. Flip the motor on to high again, and pour the non-dairy milk in through the feed tube. The dough should ball up and appear glossy, but not too sticky and wet.
  • Scoop out the brownie bite mixture in 1 ½ teaspoon measures. Roll the portioned mixture into balls, set on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and slide into the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  • Make the cacao glaze: In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, cacao powder, and maple syrup. Whisk over low heat until combined. Set aside.
  • Retrieve the superfood brownie bites from the refrigerator. Dip each bite into the cacao glaze and set back on the parchment-lined baking sheet. While the glaze is still wet, sprinkle each bite with the sprinkle of your choice.
  • Store superfood brownie bites in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t have the mesquite or maca powders, feel free to leave them out. You may not need the tablespoon of non-dairy milk at the end if you do this though. I think both powders work so well here and would encourage you to give them a go here if you haven’t tried them before. Even my local, small town bulk store sells these powders now and they add a special sweet, malt-y, and flavourful quality to the bites.