Well, it’s been a LONG time. How many times have I said that? Probably too many. To the few readers I have left out there, I’m back! The blog is back in action and while I won’t be posting as much as I’d like (still, hopefully a few times a week), I’m definitely back for good.
So, let’s start out with something delicious, shall we?
I can’t believe I’m actually calling these a “recipe,” considering they’re pretty mindless to make, but they formed into something that has become one of my favorite quick and healthy (!) night time treats.
A few of these are usually accompanied by watching as many episodes of Dexter I can fit into my night before turning in. Also, if you haven’t watched Dexter, do it. There are 8 seasons in all, and I’m already on season 5! I’m not sure if that’s sad impressive.
Either way, these little bites of deliciousness will go with any TV show, movie, and I’m sure they’d make great pre-workout fuel.
These were actually a happy accident. I first concocted the “batter” for these bites when I was craving something sweet. Almond butter was my base and I pretty much threw in every chocolate thing I could find.
Let me say that this is equally as delicious warm, and when it’s warm it tastes like hot out of the oven brownie batter. Seriously. But for pictures?
…Not the most photogenic. Let’s just say trying to snap an appetizing picture of something that resembles dirt is far from easy.
SO…I rolled the batter into balls and froze them. And whaddya know, they tasted just as good frozen. The extra roll in cocoa powder didn’t hurt, either.
Bonus: these are vegan & gluten-free!
Frozen Brownie Batter Bites
(makes 6-8 bites)
- 1 c almond butter (you might be able to use peanut butter, but I haven’t tried it)
- 2 T dark chocolate almond milk (I used this one)
- 1 1/2 T Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
- 1 T Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
-Place all ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20-40 seconds, or until warm and chocolate chips are melted. Enjoy as is, or let mixture cool until room temperature to form into bites. Once cooled, roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least an hour. Store in an airtight container.
Hope you enjoy these!