I taste like a fudge brownie.
No one will ever guess that such fudgey chocolate balls could possibly be 100% free of sugar, butter, and flour. Shhhh… no need to tell anyone they’re healthy.
Healthy? Who, me?
German Chocolate Fudge Bites
(Makes 10-14 balls)
Inspired by Hot Fudge Larabars
- 3/4 cup pitted dates (I like Sunmaid, because they are softer.) (120g)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/16 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup raw pecans
- optional: feel free to add some chocolate chips
Blend all ingredients together very well. (I recommend using a food processor.) Squish the dough together. (I transferred the dough to a plastic bag then smushed it together in the bag. It’s much less messy this way!) Roll into balls, cookie-cuttered shapes, or bars… or you can even use it for a pie crust!
What recipes do you want to make today?
I try at least two experiments per day, since creating recipes is my job.
Today, I’m working on chocolate chunk cookies, molten chocolate pudding cake, and chocolate-raspberry truffle ice cream. So basically, it’s going to be one big chocolate fest. But that’s no different from any other day! (I’m also working on some non-chocolate recipes, and of course I have to cook actual meals as well… I’ve gotten really good at multitasking in the kitchen; it’s not hard to make a bunch of things at once if you’ve already made a mess.)
*I’ll write more about yesterday’s tv feature (with a link to the actual story) tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the well-wishes, both on the blog and CCK Facebook Page.