What a delicious way to rediscover and reinvent brownies!
I’ve made this recipe with my pal Melanie in Santa Barbara and a couple of my recent Vancouver (WA) hosts, Dennis and Karen. People go ga-ga over this one, and I think you will, too.
These are AMAZING any-time treats! (yes, they make a lovely dessert, too :)
You can feel totally guilt-free enjoying one of these in the morning, after exercising, sharing them with your family, or whenever you’re looking for a snack!
PLUS – all the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious, so you know 100% what you’re eating!
Health benefits: high antioxidants, magnesium and iron; dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!! :)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
“Cook” Time: 15-20 minutes (no baking or heat at all!)
Feeds: 1-5 people (depending how much you want to share ;)
- 1 cup medjool dates, pits removed
- 1 cup raw walnut pieces
- 1 cup cherries, pits removed
- ½ cup cacao powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1 Tbsp – ½ cup raw cacao nibs
- Shredded Coconut
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Mix: Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a couple seconds to form a coarse flour. While machine is running, add pitted dates, cherries, cacao powder, cacao nibs and salt.
Form: Form the dough into small balls using your hand or a melon baller. Roll the bite-sized brownies in the shredded coconut.
Makes about 12-15 cherry-coconut-brownie bites!
Alternatively, you can spread the batter into an 8×8 inch pan and press firmly into a solid brownie layer. Cut into bite-size squares and serve. You could wait until adding the cacao nibs in the dough and then sprinkle the brownie tops with nibs and coconut.
Makes about 2 dozen small squares.
Thanks to Julie Morris for the inspiration and instructions!