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Licking the batter from the bowl is the best part of baking, am I right? I usually have about a tablespoonful of batter every time I’m making brownies… So an entire recipe of delicious HEALTHY brownie batter balls was the perfect idea to me.

These gooey brownie batter balls are exactly like eating brownie batter out of the bowl. Super sticky and chewy spoonfuls of chocolatey goodness.

Let’s talk dates:

Dates are amazing! Not the Friday night dates (those are amazing too) but those sweet dark fruits that are packed with health benefits, and we should be eating them regularly. Just to name a few health benefits, dates are high in protein, iron and vitamins; improves skin and bone health; and promotes digestion. Not to mention that they are pretty much taste like healthy caramels.

You can use any type of dates for these brownie batter balls so long as they are soft. You get dates that are crunchy in texture (such as the Zaghloul) and these won’t work so well. You want ones such as Medjool or Mazafati dates. These are perfectly soft and caramelly in taste and work so well for the brownie batter texture we are going for.

Brownie Batter Balls

Makes: 10 brownie batter balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft dates (Medjool or Mazafati dates are perfect for this)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (I used almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk (or water)
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract

Method:

  1. Soak the dates in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes to allow to soften.
  2. Break the dates apart to remove the pits. Place the flesh of the dates in a blender and throw the pits away in the compost bin.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until it is a dough-like consistency (about 3 minutes). It may have small chunks but that is fine.
  4. Once blended, put the brownie mixture in the fridge for 1-2 hours to get cool and solidify. Very important to do this or else it will be very difficult to roll them into balls.
  5. Scoop out a tablespoonful of the dough and roll in your hands to create balls. They will be sticky and it might get on your hands but it’s all for the brownie batter texture. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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