I try to make all my own chocolate treats, and always try to have something in the fridge or freezer to manage cacao cravings! Please also note that with any sweet treats, remember your portion control and self discipline. Think French woman: she indulges every day, but just a little. She never over-eats, she never feels food guilt, she loves and respects her body, she has a little of what she fancies. I cut these brownies up small, store them in the fridge and eat only one at a time. Last word of warning: cacao contains caffeine so best avoided close to bedtime if you are sensitive to it.
10 pitted medjool dates
1 cup almonds or any other nuts of your choice (preferably activated or sprouted)
2tbs raw unsweetened cacao powder
2tbs raw coconut oil
2tbs oat bran (optional – I do this if I want more of an oaty, slightly less decadent and more filling treat)
50g nut butter (I use almond)
50g raw coconut oil
50g raw honey or coconut blossom nectar
25g raw unsweetened cacao powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
pinch pink Himalayan salt
Pulse nuts for 1 minute in a food processor. Add the rest of the base ingredients and blend until fully combined. Press into a lined loaf tin and then put the tin in the freezer to harden. Meanwhile, mix all the frosting ingredients in the food processor then spoon it onto the base. Return to the freezer for ten minutes. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into small squares. The brownie bites can be stored in the fridge for 7 days.