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Raw Fudgy Bites

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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!


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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)!


important announcement

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.


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So, where was I? (Looked at my chocolaty sticky fingers). Oh right… Raw Fudgy Bites. It’s time to rock n’ much chocolate monsters!



Mayi Carles


Photography Credit

Marcela Macias

3 Responses to Raw Fudgy Bites

  • Sarah Jordan says:

    Wow, I actually have everything to make these on the fridge already. Could it be fate? I am so making these today. Thanks for the inspiration <3

  • Keera says:

    Just want you to know that this is the second time I make this recipe! They are perfect! Muah! I just got all the ingredients for the raw carrot cupcakes, will be trying those next. Thanks for the awesome recipes and please PLEASE make a print version of them I would not only use it most of the time I would sit and drool over purdy pictures regularly lol. I think Martha Stewart would be very proud!!

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