RECIPE - Raw Brownie Bites with Vanilla Icing

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Joanna Harris shared this one with us.

For a while she was a raw foodist and this recipe was one that everyone savored! Don’t be fooled by the small size... each bite packs a punch of richness. She discovered the recipe on marisashealthykitchen.com. Check out their website for more recipes and a great resource on healthy eateries in New York!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Vanilla Icing

  • 2 cups Cashews
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cups Raw Agave
  • 1/4-1/2 cups Water

Ingredients:

Brownie Bites

  • 3 cups Pecans
  • 2 Tbsp Nut Butter (almond, cashew, etc.)
  • 1/4 cups Raw Agave
  • 1/4 cups Raw Cacao Powder
  • Dash of Celtic Sea Salt

Directions:

First make the icing so it has time to set in the fridge while you make the brownie bites. Using a food processer, blend the cashews till they are a fine texture. Add in the vanilla, agave and 1/4 cup of water. It is best to keep the icing thick, so add in a little water at a time, but never more than 1/2 a cup. After the icing is well combined, fill up a pastry bag or ziplock and set in the fridge.

Once you have the icing in the fridge, you can begin on the yummy brownie bites. Blend the pecans in the food processor until they are a fine texture. Add the nut butter, agave, raw cacao powder and salt and process until the mixture forms a ball around the blades. Transfer to a bowl and make sure everything is combined with your hands. Now form little balls of dough and flatten them to make the brownie bite rounds. They should be no more than 1 1/2″ wide. Once you have all the bites formed take your icing out the fridge and top the bites. If you want to dress them up more you can add cocoa nibs, dried fruit bits or anything else you’d like to experiment with!

These can be eaten immediately or set in the fridge to firm up. They will stay great in the fridge for over a week!

TIP: To easily top the brownie bites with the icing from a ziplock bag, simply poke small hole in the bag and squeeze the icining onto the top.

JOANNA'S NOTE: Don’t let not having a food processor discourage you from making these kinds of recipes. I’ve actually never owned one…on my wish list!  If you have a blender, simply grind the nuts (cashews then pecans) one cup at a time until fine; then add to your blending bowl. Mix all the dry and wet ingredients up in the bowl. As my picture shows, they have a few more mini bits of nuts but still amazing!