Posted in Recipes on 23.11.2017
Raw Goji Brownie Bites
prep: 30 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 2 hours 0 mins / total: 2 hours 30 mins / quantity: 20 - 25 squares Print recipe?
Where do I start with these. Do I talk about the melt in the mouth, bites of heaven that these little squares are? Or do I wax genuinely lyrical about the chocolate divine-ness that IS Conscious Chocolate? Chocolate that is rich, decadent and VEGAN! Oh OH and did I mention that it’s also sugar, gluten and soya free as well?!
All of their organic raw chocolate bars (and there’s quite a range!) are made and wrapped by hand in their kitchens in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
So, you’re looking for a post work out/after dinner/heck I just deserve it chocolate pick me up that tastes better than chocolate truffles. And of course you don’t want any refined crap in them because you’re trying to be all healthy and glowy but the chocolate/sugar cravings aren’t just calling, they’re actually YELLING at you. EAT ME. Well then welcome to dates my friends. These naturally sweet little miracles are all you need to turn nuts, peanut butter, some chewy goji berries, some antioxidant rich raw cacao powder and a dash of vanilla into the perfect little treat. And then you cover them in rich, dark, smooth as silk SUGAR FREE chocolate. I swear, does life actually get any better??
You don’t HAVE to dip them in the chocolate. It is another step and a fairly time consuming one at that. And they taste pretty good nekkid.
BUT. Promise me you’ll try them dipped at least once before you go to the great Chocolate Fountain In The Sky.
You also don’t have to do the extra drizzly bit on top. I just want you make these SO BAD I had to make them look as “get them in my mouth now” good as possible ?
But just in case you’re still on the fence about dipping …
Can I rest my case now? I’ll just be over here waiting for you to melt the chocolate …
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Raw Goji Brownie Bites
prep: 30 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 2 hours 0 mins / total: 2 hours 30 mins / quantity: 20 - 25 squares
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup pecan nuts
- 1/3 cup cashew nuts
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 12 medjool dates – stones removed
- 1/3 cup goji berries
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tblsp coconut oil
- 150g (roughly 3 bars) Conscious Chocolate – The Dark Side
- cacao nibs + extra goji berries for sprinkling
- Line a 9 x 9 inch dish or tin with greaseproof or cling film, covering the base and sides. Set aside
- Add the walnuts, pecans, cashews and oats to a food processor and whizz until the nuts are fairly finely chopped. Tip out into a bowl
- To the food processor add the stoned dates, goji berries, peanut butter, cacao powder, vanilla and coconut oil and pulse until well combined. This might take quite a few pulses to chop the dates and blend everything back together. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed
- Once the dates are well chopped and you have a sticky mess, tip the nuts back into the processor and give a few quick pulses to amalgamate them
- Tip into your prepared tin and push out to the corners, flattening the top. Pop into the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.
- When it's firm enough to cut and hold its shape tip out onto a chopping board and cut into bite sized squares - I cut the whole thing into long strips then cut those strips into squares. I also trim the edges first to get nice even squares - cookies perks ?
- Put back in the fridge while you melt the chocolate
- Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave, stirring until smooth. Prepare a flat tray or chopping board with a piece of greaseproof or baking parchment - something that will fit back in your fridge
- Dip the squares of brownie into the chocolate, using a fork to turn the pieces making sure each side gets coated. Allow the excess chocolate to fall off then use another fork/skewer/cocktail stick to push the square off the fork and onto the tray with the greaseproof
- If the chocolate is starting to set on the dipped pieces, sprinkle them with the optional cacao nibs and goji berries
- Keep dipping until you've either used up all the chocolate or you have no squares left to dip! Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes till the chocolate is set.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container
- I honestly can't say how long these last. I've made them 3 times now and each time they're mysteriously vanished from the fridge in just a couple of days! ?
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