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Coffee Cream Brownie Bites

Coffee Cream Brownie Bites:

Engagement announcements, marriage announcements, and pregnancy announcements are taking over my facebook newsfeed. Every time I blink, another of my friends gets married. This past Saturday I attended my third bridal shower in the past eight months, which is nothing compared to one of my friends who has gone to two bridal showers and five weddings since January! She says she’s beginning to feel like the main character in 27 Dresses.

For Saturday’s shower, I wanted to make something simple yet elegant, which is how these bite-sized coffee cream brownie cups came into existence:

Raw Mocha Brownie Mini Tarts

Coffee Cream Filled Brownie Bites

Alternate filling ideas: chocolate mousse, frosting shots, cashew cream, my ice cream recipe or my banana pudding recipe (or any ice cream or pudding recipe).

Coffee Cream Stuffed Brownie Bites:

Coffee Cream Brownie Bites


  • 1 cup raw cashews or macadamia nuts(120g)
  • 1.5 cups (360g) over-ripe banana (Banana-Free Version: Omit banana. Add milk of choice until a mousse-like texture is achieved. Add extra sweetener to taste.)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules (regular or decaf – I used Mt. Hagen)
  • pinch pure stevia extract, or 3 tbsp sugar of choice (dry or liquid)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water or milk of choice (omit if using liquid sweetener)

Brownie Cups:

  • 1 cup raw almonds (120g)
  • 1 cup pitted dates (115g – about 15 small dates)
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts (30g)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa or cacao powder (28g)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water

For the mousse: Put the nuts in a cereal bowl with enough water to cover them. Let soak 4-6 hours. Drain completely and pat dry. Mash the banana (if using), and measure out the 1.5 cups after mashing, then combine all ingredients in a high-quality food processor or Vita-Mix, and blend on high, scraping down the sides occasionally, until a completely-smooth consistency is reached. (It can take up to 10 minutes in a food processor; much less in a Vita.)

Make the brownie cups: Combine the almonds, walnuts, dates, cocoa, and salt in a high-quality food processor. (Using a blender or vita-mix will yield sticky results and will have trouble processing.) Process until mixture turns to small crumbles. Add no more than 2 tbsp water to achieve a slightly-sticky dough, then process again until it sticks together in one big ball. Break off pieces with your hands and mold along the edges of mini muffin cups, pressing down in the middle so that a cup shape is formed. Freeze 20 minutes, then fill with the mousse. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top each mini tart with Vegan Cool Whip if desired. Makes around 20-21 brownie tarts, and you’ll only use about half the filling but it’s best to make a bigger serving for smoother blending. With the extra filling you can either eat it as mousse or make another batch of the brownie tart shells.

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Published on August 5, 2013

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  1. Carolyn says

    These look amazing…two of my favorite things, too…brownies and coffee! How do you think they would do if made a day or two ahead?

  2. MissCruciferous says

    I’m so excited to try making these. I’m going to add some fresh mint to the coffee cream and the brownie dough, since I can’t seem to get enough mint these days. Must have something to do with the need for a bit of refreshment this time of year.

  3. Barbara Gabbe-Harris says

    Katie – I just found your website … so in love with your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini-Muffins that I just had to check out some more of your desserts … everything looks scrumptious ….. Thanks for your creative, innovative, healthy, delicious recipes ! You are an inspirtation! barbara

  4. Gabriella says

    I made the banana-free version and used it as a stand-alone ‘tiramisu pudding’. It was really good! Thanks for another great recipe, Katie! 🙂

  5. Johanne says

    Hi. I just discovered your blog, and I just want you to know that I love it! Great recipes – I have to try at least a few in the near future. 🙂

  6. Mary says

    I made these & they are yummy! I didn’t have all the ingredients for the mouse on hand so I made a cashew cream for filling. One big problem-I could not get the brownie cups out of the muffin tin. I basically had to scoop out & re-shape by hand. I did freeze for 30 min but that didn’t seem to help. Suggestions?

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