Dessert

cashew brownie bites.

For the Brownie Bites:

 

  • 1 3/4 cups of unsalted cashews (raw or roasted)
  • 1 cup of raw cacao powder 
  • 2 cups of shredded and unsweetened coconut
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1t of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground sea salt


For the Fudge Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • Pinch of ground sea salt


How to make the brownie:

  1. Put cashews and shredded coconut into blender/food processor and chop until very fine. Place mixture in large bowl.
  2. Blend the dates until they form a soft paste. Scoop out and add them to the cashews/coconut and mix them all together.
  3. Add the cacao powder, raw honey, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the bowl and start stirring it with a spatula.
  4. Knead mixture with your hands once things start sticking together. 
  5. Form into bite size rounds and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

How to make the fudge:

  1. Place all ingredients (for fudge) in a bowl
  2. Microwave for 15-30 seconds or until coconut oil is melted and you can easily mix all ingredients together.
  3. Mix ingredients and drizzle over the top of the brownie bites.
  4. Cover brownie bites and put in refrigerator for at least an hour! (Stays fresh in refrigerator for 1-1.5 weeks or in freezer for several months!)
  5. Eat and Enjoy!
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three ingredient chocolate chip banana cookies.

So I came home from a weekend of traveling to find THIS on my counter :( 

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I seriously HATE wasting food, so instead of tossing this baby in the trash, I decided to make COOKIES! 

These are seriously the easiest cookies in the world to make... only THREE ingredients and I prepped the entire batch of dough while my oven was preheating! 

Start to Finish.... 20 MINUTES! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats (I use Quick-Oats)
  • 3 TBSP of chocolate chips (or more if you are a chocoholic like me!) 

How to make them:

  1. Preheat the oven to 360°F
  2. While the oven is preheating, mash the banana and mix well with the oats
  3. Add the chocolate chips into the dough, mix well
  4. Take a spoon and portion the cookies on a lined baking tray
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes
  6. Enjoy!

YUMMMY!

raw brownie energy bites.

I have come to conclusion that I "meal prep" more to satisfy my sweet tooth than I do for actual meals! This is yet another one of my favorite go to recipes when I need my chocolate fix. 

Full of raw, natural ingredients, these brownie bites are sure to satisfy! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw seeds or nuts of choice  (I use 1/2 c. sunflower seeds and 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • shredded coconut (optional for coating)

Instructions

  1. Place seeds/nuts in a food processor, and process until finely ground.
  2. Pulse in cacao, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Add in the chopped dates and water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together nicely.
  4. Process until all ingredients are distributed evenly (you may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides and separate the dough if it forms a ball).
  5.  
  6. Roll pieces of the dough into small, tablespoon-sized balls.
  7. Optional: roll brownie bites in shredded coconut, or any other toppings of choice.
  8. Place your energy bites in a container in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 30 minutes, then serve!

Notes

  1. You may store these energy bites in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 2 months! 
  2. I enjoy these brownie bites paired with a Raw Cookie Dough Bite ;) 

 

 

This recipe is adapted from Create Nourish Love

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clean chocolate chip blondies.

I have a weakness for peanut butter. Add chocolate into the mix... and I am SOLD. 

These blondies are PERFECT for satisfying your sweet tooth, without all the processed crap! 

There is no flour, no eggs, no added sugar in these babies!!! Just clean, organic ingredients making up this DELICIOUS dessert! 

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (or agave nectar/maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Make 9 Bars

 

Instructions

  1. Rinse, drain and dry the chickpeas.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8 brownie pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor, add in all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips). Process until smooth. Add in the chips and pulse to combine.
  4. Place the batter into the pan and smooth out the top. (Feel free to add more chocolate chips to the top!)
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Note: The bars may look underdone, but do not overbake as that will dry them out.
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Once cool, eat and enjoy!

 

Did you make them?!

Let me know what you think! 

 

 

This recipe was modified from “Clean Food Crush”

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