German Chocolate Bites

Collegiate Culinaire: German Chocolate Bites

Like a brownie, but good for you (in moderation).

I made these for my tutors’ end of the year potluck, and they loved them! They were also quite surprised by the concept that healthy can taste good. (By the way, I am once again in end-of-the-semester-potluck-cooking mode).

Mine appear a little lumpier than Chocolate-Covered Katie’s, but that’s because I mixed in shredded, unsweetened coconut. Certainly worth it. I also thought the dough seemed a tad dry—probably due to the extra ingredient—so I mixed in a teaspoon of coconut oil.

(Makes 10-14 balls)

These were inspired by this recipe.

  • 3/4 cup pitted dates (I like Sunmaid, because they are softer.) (120g)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 T cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • 2 T shredded coconut
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • optional: feel free to add some chocolate chips

Blend all ingredients together very well. (I recommend using a food processor.) Squish the dough together. Roll into balls, cookie-cuttered shapes, or bars… or you can even use it for a pie crust!

Click the following link to see: Calories + Nutrition Facts.

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