Raw Fudgy Bites
What happened here was a little naughty. I turned a perfectly decent brownie recipe into a show-stopping-standing-ovation-worthy choco-sensation. Ladies + gents… well more like gent’ (Hi baby, I made you Raw Fudgy Bites for dessert!), feast your eyes + weekend appetites with this soooo-good-it-should-be-illegal Raw Fudgy Bites recipe.
This batch makes 32 squares, enough to keep me sane + happy as I finish writing the copy for Life is Messy Kitchen… well, more like “as I begin writing the copy for Life is Messy Kitchen“. I did Select All + Delete the entire rough draft this Monday. I went psycho killer crazy writer’s meltdown on the project – those where you suddenly accept that perhaps you weren’t meant to abolish world hunger or find a cure for cancer. Tough.
You see, when I sat down to manifest Life is Messy Kitchen, I had big audacious dreams of making Martha Stewart so proud, even though she doesn’t even know I exist, yet. But this Sunday, as I was Googling How To Stop Eating Pizza In 3 Simple Steps, I had a revelation, “I can create The Next Buzz Healthy Cookbook that promises to fix your landfill of issues in one fell swoop, or I can let you see behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz curtain where sometimes I anesthetize my feelings with Chunky Monkey ice cream, but mostly where I’m trying my very best to be Mayi + re-set my intentions around food with a sense of humor.” I mean, cuz what’s the point in fitting inside your skinny jeans (Wait… do people still wear skinny jeans? No, right? I didn’t think so), if you’re a grumpy Grinch, right?
So how about we cut the crap + drop the #filters + embrace a more humanistic + comic approach to eating + feeling f*ucking A-MA-ZING? Who’s in on this messy adventure? I’m recruiting!
Now, it’s chocolate time baby! Because chocolate does’t ask stupid questions, chocolate always understand.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (honey works too!)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup old fashioned gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (shredded coconuts works too!)
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt together in a medium sauce pan the almond butter + maple syrup + coconut oil over medium-low heat until velvety smooth.
Remove from heat + add oats + coconut + cacao powder + vanilla. Stir until well combined.
Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan + pop into the fridge for an hour.
Cut into squares + store in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to plate. Or don’t even bother with plating, I just pop em’ into my mouth (wink)!
On a side note, if you’ve been saving up to snatch a copy of my Life is Messy Planners, oh God please don’t buy them now… well, because on Tuesday, May 20 I’m participating in the Multi-Passionate Must-Haves flash sale that offers 30 awesome books/courses/resources for those of us who have a LOT of different interests valued at $2046.95, but for just 72-hours it can be yours for only $97. And $10 from every sale will be donated to my friend Michelle Ward, the When I Grow Up Coach for the Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. I lost two grandparents to cancer to I’m honored to have my Life is Messy Planners representing.
Alright, so now you know:
- Don’t buy my Life is Messy Planners just yet.
- Check your piggy bank + talk to hubby about possibly splurging on yourself this Tuesday with the hottest deal of the year, which also happens to be for a good cause.
- Sign up to my mailing list to receive the link to the Multi-Passionate Must-Haves page.
So, where was I? (Looked at my chocolaty sticky fingers). Oh right… Raw Fudgy Bites. It’s time to rock n’ much chocolate monsters!