Dark Chocolate Walnut Bites ~ v, df, gf

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Hi friends,

What if you can get sweet, fudgy, dark chocolate snacks that are high in fiber, anti-oxidant, potassium, Omega 3 fatty acid, and can help to improve your brain functions? If your answer is yes then you’re in luck today!

According to Ayurveda, there are 6 fundamental taste that our body needs to experience the essence of life and consciousness of mind. Ayurvedic principle recognizes six tastes which are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Each of these taste is crucial for our mind, body, and soul. So please stop punishing yourself if you are eating dessert after a meal because craving sweets is a natural body reaction and considers essential for our overall health. {and I hope you’re feeling better already! }

Now, of course, we need to be mindful when choosing our sweets, and that is the sole reason why I’m sharing you this dark chocolate walnut bites recipe!
Not only that these bites are super delicious, fudgy, and melt in your mouth, these little snacks are also packed with superfoods like Medjool dates, walnuts, dark chocolate, cacao powder, and coconut flakes.

My recommendation to you is to buy the highest quality ingredients if possible, because the better ingredients create better result and a better outcome for your health.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Walnut Bites ~ v, df, gf

Fudgy dark chocolate walnut bites
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dairyfree, gluten free, strawberry, vegan, vegetarian, walnut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 26 - 0.5 oz balls
Author mixingbowlnyc
Cost 10

Equipment

  • a food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (this is totally optional!)
  • 80 grams dark chocolate pastilles (use a high quality one)
  • 6 pieces Medjool Dates (if you can, buy them from a farm or a high reputable purveyor~ because they taste a lot better.)
  • 2 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao powder, or flaxseeds (for coating)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • In the bowl of a food processor, fitted with a metal blade. Blend walnuts, brown sugar (if using), salt, and dates.
  • Pulse until incorporated and the texture is easy to form to a ball.
  • Add dark chocolate, and pulse again just until the chocolate comes to small pieces and well combined with the dough.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop (i used 0.5 oz) and scoop the dough.
    With hands, form them into small balls.
  • Coat them with coconut flakes, cacao powder, or flaxseeds.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the coconut flakes are golden brown.
  • Store in a covered container at room temperature or in a fridge for a longer shelf life.

To make them raw

  • If you'd like them raw, omit brown sugar in the dough.
  • Use the small ice cream scoop and form them into small balls.
  • Coat them with coconut flakes, flaxseeds, chopped nuts, or cacao powder.
  • Store in a covered container at room temperature or in a fridge for a longer shelf life.

 

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