To all my fellow chocoholics, I hear you, I feel you and I have responded. If you are having chocolate cravings, try these little beauties!
Normally I wait to my cheat day to get my chocolately fix but sometimes sugar cravings and chocolate cravings cannot wait and that is OK too, especially when you can make the loveliest of not-so-naughty treats like these chocolatey brownie balls….
Now, my decision to pick this recipe over the others…. what I knew I had in the house! I am going to go on the hunt and try out a few chocolate brownie recipes that fall into the clean eating, gluten free category and do a taste test for you- and pick ones that the whole family would eat, but this one, well it was a chocolate emergency and I think it did a great job in the circumstances and a great place to start… also it took 10 minutes to make and I then chilled it overnight. Can’t beat that!
So, here is my adapted recipe of the version I found and it is definately chocolatey but somewhat of an acquired taste and you will only need one small ball to satisfy even the most giganitc of chocoalte craving.
Remember, this is not supposed to taste like a brownie made by Aunt Betsy or served up in your local TGI Fridays. It is a clean and sugar free version so it is an acquired taste but honestly, I love it!
Ingredients for the Brownie
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Pecan nuts (optional)
2 cups Ground almonds
5 tbsp Organic raw cocoa powder
2 tbsp Agave nectar or maple syrup
1 1/2 cup Dates
1/2 tsp salt
Ingredients for the Icing:
4tbsp coconut oil
3tbsp agave or maple syrup
2tbsp cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
– Put all ingredients in a food processor until well combined (I shoved mine into my Nutirbullet, nuts and all)
– Should form a soft ball, add more water if needed (but do not over water- my mistake)
– Press into a medium size cake tin and refrigerate (2-3 hours)
– Icing: combine ingredients into processor and blend until smooth, serve on top of brownies, refrigerate
Did you make them? Comment below on how it worked out for you…. post your photo!