Raw Vegan Brownie Bites
raw cashews or walnuts
raw cacao or cocoa powder, plus extra for rolling (if desired)
Generous pinch sea salt
vanilla extract (optional)
pitted, tightly packed Medjool dates
Place the cashews, cacao powder, and sea salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process for about 30 seconds, or till everything is pretty well ground up.
Add the dates and process for another 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is evenly combined and sticking together. It should stick together easily when you squeeze a little in your hand.
Shape the "dough" into balls that are about 3/4 - 1 inch thick by rolling it in your palms. If you'd like, transfer extra cacao or cocoa powder to a plate and roll the balls in it to coat.
Store the energy bites in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until ready to eat. Enjoy!
Makes 24-30 balls. Recipe can easily be halved. Will keep, stored in the fridge, for two weeks.