Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
These little fudge babies are addictive. They're raw. They're from the blog of Chocolate-Covered Katie. http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/10/13/make-these-now/
- 1 cup walnuts (120 grams, I used pecans)
- 1 1⁄3 cups pitted dates (230 grams, If you want a sweeter result, up the proportion of dates)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 -4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want the balls to be (Katie used 4T extra dark)
- Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.
- Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.).
- I rolled these into balls, but if you want true brownies, simply shape the dough into bars instead.
- **Update*** Version 2:.
- Hot Cocoa Fudge Babies!
- 30 grams cashews, 80 grams dates, 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder. Blend. Even fudgier than the original! :).
- (Add mint and cacao nibs and you’re getting into Wild Bar territory. And if you leave out the cocoa, you have a homemade Cashew Cookie Larabar!).
- * Add shaved coconut, mini chips, nuts, or raisins to the mix.
- * Moisten truffles, then roll in cocoa powder, sugar, coconut, crushed nuts, etc.
- * Add oils or extracts, such as mint or coconut.
- * Sprinkle in some ground coffee for a java jolt.
- * Extreme Chocoholic Version: Melt some chocolate and add it to the mix when you add the vanilla and cocoa.
These are great. Very healthy and delicious. I made them with half a cup of walnuts and half a cup of almond meal, 2 cups of dates and 2 table spoons of cocoa powder.
Absolutely wonderful, at least the 1st version is ~ I figured I couldn't go wrong with a combo like nuts & dates & chocolate! They definitely make for a great chocolate fix, & these "babies" will be made more than once again in my kitchen before the end of the year, & I look forward to adding some of them to my holiday gift bags! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars tag]
Delicious! I added some cardamom and frozen orange juice concentrate (for flavouring) and used Brazil nuts instead of walnuts; I also didn't bother measuring the ingredient, just eyeballed it, and they turned out great - though a little too sweet to my liking. Thanks for the recipe!!!