With ingredients such as mashed avocado, sweet potato, coconut milk and almond butter, you might be forgiven for thinking these might taste weird but in fact they’re intensely chocolaty, dense and moist. A perfect little dessert bite that’s gluten, dairy and sugar-free; although I suppose maple syrup is tree sugar – but there’s no sugar of the regular kind to be found this recipe.
In any event, they’re really easy to make and you don’t have to be a raving vegan to enjoy them!
VEGAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE BITES
(Makes approx 20 small bites)
1/2 cup (120ml measure) of mashed ripe avocado
1/2 cup (120ml) of cooked sweet potato, mashed
1/2 cup (120ml) of almond butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/4 cup (60ml) of coconut milk
3 tablespoons of organic cacao powder
1/2 cup (120ml) of organic dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup (60ml) of flaked almonds (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325F (160C)
Line the bottom of a 9 x 4 inch (23cm x 10cm) loaf pan with baking parchment and spray the pain with cooking oil.
Put all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and almonds (if using) into a food processor and pulse until well blended, then fold in the chocolate chips and almonds.
Scrape the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 20 minutes – remove from the oven and cool it in the pan before turning out and cutting into small squares.
These will keep covered in the fridge for a couple of days.