fudgy hazelnut brownie bites

Cacao!

Does that make you think of Portlandia too?

Today I bring you a dessert that is perfectly sweet, healthy, and comes together in five minutes. I have made these into round bites, and I have pressed them into a pan and cut them like traditional brownies.

As is, they are raw – if you don’t care about that part and want to up the level of decadence, you can coat these bites in dark chocolate, or frost the brownie bars.

As is, they are supremely delicious.

raw hazelnut brownie bites

makes 20-24 pieces, depending on size

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan, raw

1 cup hazelnuts
1/3 cup cacao powder
7 ounces dried figs
1/4 cup agave
water as needed 

In food processor, pulse hazelnuts to a fine crumb. Add cacao powder, combine completely. Add figs and agave, process until combined. Add water if needed* until a dough ball forms.

*In making this recipe three times, once more water was needed, two times the dough ball formed without water.

Cacao!

 

Comments

    • spabettie says

      I dipped a couple of these in melted chocolate (not raw anymore, then…) and let them set like a truffle. Mmm. the brownie bars I made a cacao agave mixture and poured/spread it over the bars.

    • spabettie says

      you are so welcome! you could leave out the chocolate, these would be great without it – I love figs in these kind of raw snacks!

  1. says

    Now the real question is, who doesn’t think of Portlandia when they hear the word “cacao”? :) These little guys sound amazing! I love the chocolate and fig combination.

    • spabettie says

      haaa, probably! 😉 I am loving figs again lately – using them in place of dates a lot – they go well with chocolate!

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