Walnut & Brazil Nut Brownie Bites
Gourmet and guilt-free, these nutrient-dense brownies are delicious, rich in selenium, and ready in 5 minutes!
1 cup brazil nuts, raw
1 cup walnuts, raw
3/4 -1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
pitch of sea salt
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1. In a food processor, process brazil nuts and walnuts until flour-like consistency. Be careful not to over-process as the mixture will become too oily.
2. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture starts to form a ball, or sticks together when pinched. If too crumbly and dry add more dates. If too sticky and moist add more walnuts.
3. Form mixture into 2-inch cubes.
4. Toss cubes with shredded coconut and set in freezer for 5 mins.
You can substitute the Brazil nuts for almonds, cashews, hazelnuts. I like to use Brazil nuts to get my daily dose of selenium - 2 Brazil Nuts a day provides all your daily selenium needs!
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist specializing in vegan diets.