Frozen no bake Brownie Balls

Sounds good right? Considering Monday I posted about mashed potatoes and someone equated them to looking like a pile of poo... I figured I might as well post these bad boys. Although amazingly delicious and seriously addicting, John has lovingly nicknamed them poo balls. Yes folks I just went there. I know I should be talking about such things on a food blog... but seriously as pretty as I tried to dress them up...

Yeah they're poo balls.

Don't be discouraged though, these are oh so very very addicting. I found the recipe over at Cooking al(a) Mel and made them within a day. (her's look less poo like... why is that???)

Brownie Dough Bites
recipe from Cooking al(a) Mel

1/2 cup cashews (I nixed the walnuts and used 3/4 cup cashews instead)
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
2 T cocoa
1/2 t vanilla
1 T maple syrup or agave nectar (I've used both)
1/4 t salt (I used a little less)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a food processor, grind the cashews and walnuts until they are fine crumbs. Add in the dates and pulse until chunky. Add the cocoa, vanilla, maple syrup, salt and coconut. Pulse until well blended and a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips or pulse them in for finer pieces. Roll into bite sized balls and place in an airtight container in the freezer!

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Paula in the UP said...

Just because you already brought it up, I actually think yours look less like poo balls....anyways, I'm thinkin' I gotta try me some of these!!!

Rachel said...

Excellent. There are so many ball recipes out there and I really, really, want to make some! These look like they have the right list of ingredients for my taste and my pantry : )

Hannah said...

Mmm, I don't think I'd be able to resist adding a drop of peppermint extract to these... It sounds like the perfect cool and refreshing summer indulgence!

OOO That sounds like a perfectly minty refreshing idea!!

Kat said...

poo or not, they look delicious!

I think these look fun! As long as they taste good I don't care what you call them! 

elise M said...

Hi Steph,
 I'm so happy to find your blog ! My mom used to make these for me when  I was young. I didn't have the recipe and was so happy that you posted one. These are lethally good.

Tracy said...

They don't look half bad sitting in those cupcake liners, hehe. They sound amazingly delicious and I can't wait to try 'em!

These look amazing! Time for a trip to the market to pick up some dates :)

Awesome! So glad you found me and this recipe! I love these things!!

Seriously good call on using the mini cupcake wrappers!!

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