I was over at my friend Jean’s house months ago. Jean is the lucky one who has the chickens. Or, maybe I’m the lucky one who has a friend with chickens! All the benefit, none of the work! I traded her a jar of my homemade yogurt for a dozen of her gorgeous chicken eggs, and while we were there visiting, she whipped these brownie bites up for us. They are unbelievable, you guys! So dense and fudgy and delicious- and good for you, too.
These come together in no time and all, and there’s only 3 ingredients! In a food processor, combine pitted dates, cocoa powder, and vanilla. That’s it! Buzz it together for about a minute until it forms a softball size ball of dough. You can divide it by eye, or use a scoop. Either way, just roll them between your hands to form a ball.
They are sticky, so you will probably want to roll them in unsweetened coconut, almond meal, or even some extra cocoa powder or powdered sugar if you aren’t opposed to that. I chose to go the natural route and made a few coconut, almond, and even left a few plain. Just like brownies, they are perfect with a glass of cold milk.
This Valentine’s Day, make a batch and share with someone you love. You won’t regret it! Thanks for reading, extra love to you!
Jean's Brownie Balls
- 15 pitted dates
- 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place all ingredients in a food processor with the blade attachment.
- Whir together for about a minute straight, until the mixture forms a softball size dough ball.
- Roll out into small balls and coat with almond meal, coconut, more unsweetened cocoa powder, or even powdered sugar.
- Serve as is and enjoy!