I LOVE how many people have tried these simple little brownie bites. If you make them, tell me about it...share your experiences, and take some photos for me!!! If the recipe is not to your tastes...adjust it!!! Now, I want to share a secret with you. The trick to these beautifully simple little beauties...is that they are VERY versatile. You see, they are also my pie crusts. If I'm making a chocolate pie, then I'll use the brownie bottom. Very yum. But the shortcut, and my personal rule, and my little secret, which I'm sharing with you all is....one part dried fruits, one part nuts/seeds. You can mix and match to get different flavors and wonderful combinations.
Nuts/seeds: Cashews, Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Macadamia, Pepitas, Brazil Nuts, Pine nuts, Hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, whatever you have or can find easily.
Dried Fruits: raisins, figs, currents, dates, apricots, and anything you can find dried...but be careful, many have preservatives added. The more you can dry yourself, the better.
Spices (to enhance the flavor): Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cacao, Nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, ginger, etc.
Process it till it's a paste, or chunky paste. You can roll it into balls, or press it into shapes (cookie cutters are fun), or just press it into a pie plate or casserole dish and after it's chilled you can cut it into small squares. If you would like to take it out and about, make it into a bar and wrap it into some plastic wrap or aluminum foil. I like to roll mine into balls and coat them with fun things, like cacao powder or shredded coconut.
So, now you all know my secret. Okay, so it's not really MINE. I'm sure many people know all about this,definitely in the "raw scene" ;) . Just a little sum sum that I discovered and wanted to share with all of you. So, get into your kitchen and start creating! Try a little of this, and a little of that...be adventurous! I can't wait to see what you make...and I'd love to even taste it! ;)
About the Blogger
Haley is passionate about Raw Food and how God has used it to heal her. She loves to share what she knows with anyone who is curious, and finds herself talking to everyone around her about her lifestyle.