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.