Coffee and dessert all in one place, yep…it’s true! These Vegan Espresso Brownie Bites are simple to make and the combination of chocolate and espresso makes them perfect dessert for a dinner or holiday party.
I made this video with my friends who have a production company, check it out and see just how easy it is to make these brownies!
Also, these are Vegan, Gluten-Free and Paleo!
Using a combination of dried fruit and nuts instead of flour and sugar as the base, makes them super healthy. Seriously, aside from the chocolate chips, they’re naturally sweetened with dates and cherries. That’s right, no added sugar! Also, the chocolate chips are completely optional, but a yummy addition. My favorite, vegan chocolate chips to use on a regular basis are by a company called Enjoy Life. They’re soy, nut, and corn free and also certified Gluten-free. You can find them at Whole Foods, Sprouts or on Amazon HERE.
Finally, there’s no baking involved for these brownies. You heard me right, NO baking!! Just pop them in the freezer to set then cut into delicious squares. These are the perfect sweet treat that you can actually feel good about indulging in.
Vegan Espresso Brownie Bites
Pro tip: Make these in big batches and store them in the freezer for a quick and delicious treat!
Vegan Espresso Brownie Bites Recipe
NO BAKE, PALEO ESPRESSO BROWNIE BITES
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup dried unsulfured bing cherries (unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon ground instant espresso
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons vegan chocolate chips I prefer Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips
Place the pecans in a food processor. Pulse a couple times. Add the dates and cherries and pulse a couple times more. Finally add the cocoa powder, coconut oil, espresso and sea salt and pulse until well combined
Spread into a loaf pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with coconut oil. Top with chocolate chips. Let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.