Mock Brownie Bites Enrobed in Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.
These little mock brownie bites are a chocolatier take-off of my energy bites. I wanted to make these taste a bit more brownie-like but avoiding the bad fats and calories associated with regular brownies. Plus, these are bite-sized and perfect for kids after-school snacks or for their lunches. I topped these with a dash of sea salt and they are in one word… heavenly! Perfect at room temperature or frozen.
1 c almonds, toasted
16 pitted Medjool dates, pitted
4 tbl of good quality cocoa
3 tbl of dark chocolate chips (optional)
1 tablespoon of agave or honey
1/8th tsp of salt
8 ounces of dark chocolate to melt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes. Add the almonds to your processor and blend until you have fine chunks of almond. Then add the next ingredients through the 1/8th tsp of salt to your food processor and blend until a large mass forms. Break it up and process again until it it is well blended. Form into bite size balls (using a scoop) and place on a platter.
Over a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate. Once completely melted, drop a bite into the chocolate and coat. Remove with a fork, allowing the chocolate excess to drain back into the bowl. Place on the platter and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt. Repeat.
Freeze for 30 minutes until the chocolate firms. Serve and enjoy!
— Knead to Cook
DANG IT, I came over to get crackin on these only to find out I need dates! Well, NOW what am I gonna do?!
Go to the store!! Avoid the dog food isle please 😉
These look really great, but unfortunately, there is someone in my house who is allergic to nuts. Any ideas on a substitute for the almonds?
Are they allergic to all nuts?
only tree nuts, so not peanuts. Do you think those would work?
I would certainly give them a try. Couldn’t hurt. Roast them but watch them carefully so they don’t burn. I’ve mixed them before using walnuts/almonds or almonds/peanuts. Don’t see why using 100% peanuts wouldn’t work.
Wanted to know where the white owl coffee mug is from? Love it!!!
I have to ask my daughter. She bought it for me 🙂
Hello! Are these little gems vegan, too, or just vegetarian? I’m still learning…
These would be vegan if you use agave and dark chocolate (read the label ensuring no dairy). Typically 72% cacao and higher is vegan.