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Healthy Brownie bites
Nut Butter Brownie Bites
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Healthy, No Bake
Servings: 16
Author: Shades of Cinnamon
Ingredients
  • For the brownie base:
  • 150 g (1cup) raw cashew nuts
  • 90 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 400 g pitted dates or (+/- 18 medjool dates)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 20 g raw cacao powder (or cocoa)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • Small amount of Water if necessary
  • For the topping:
  • 140 g (1/2 cup) nut butter of your choice. I used macadamia nut, but you can use peanut butter /almond or cashew nut butter.
  • 3 Tablesppons raw cacao powder
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) melted coconut oil, cooled
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine raw cashews and rolled oats in a food processor and grind to fine crumbs.
  2. Add 20g cacao, together with cinnamon and vanilla essence, and process .
  3. Add pitted dates and process until mixture comes together.
  4. Add the 2 Tablespoons coconut oil and process.
  5. If the mixture is still not combined fully you can add a Tablespoon or 2 of water.
  6. Press into half of a 20 x 24cm baking tray and place in the freezer for at least an hour. By only using half the tray it will make the squares the correct height.
  7. Spread the top with the nut butter to form a layer, and freeze again.
  8. To make the topping combine the oil, maple syrup and the 3 Tablesoons of cacao, in a pot and melt.
  9. Allow to cool until it just runs and pour over the brownie bites.
  10. Chill to firm it up and cut into 16 squares.
  11. Keep in the refrigerator.