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Flourless & Grain Free Fudge Brownie Bites – No Bake!

 

I apologize if you haven’t been receiving my blog posts lately via email. I am working on fixing it!

One of these days I should put together a post which lists all of the random google search terms and phrases that bring people to my blog.

Until I get around to compiling the terms and writing that post though, I must share the search from yesterday which brought someone directly to my site:

Is it okay to eat cake when it is snowing?

I guess google felt I was qualified to answer the question. So yes, googler, it is more than okay to eat some cake if that’s what you are in the mood for during a snowstorm.

It doesn’t even need to be snowing. If you truly want cake, especially chocolate fudge cake with lots of frosting, go for it.

Enjoy.

I don’t have a cake recipe for you today but I did make us something so chocolately awesome that I can’t even believe it’s qualified as a healthy treat.

flourless and grain free fuge brownie bites

Last Saturday, after my long run, I was cozy under the covers watching television (half asleep) and caught a side glimpse of Rocco Dispirito doing a segment with Kris Jenner in her kitchen I think to promote his new cookbook, Cook Your Butt Off.

Rocco Cook Your Butt Off

They were making some sort of healthy chocolate truffle bite which involved sweet potato.

That was all I needed to hear.

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I got up and walked my stiff legs into the kitchen, not knowing at all what Rocco used aside from sweet potatoes and cocoa powder and created my own no bake, flourless and grain free fudge brownie bites which very quickly have taken over my world.

With rich chocolate flavor and the texture of pure fudginess, I am still in shock as to how I pulled this recipe together so easily without knowing what to combine AND using very few ingredients.

But sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are a dessert baking trend these days you know.

Even Amanda just shared a most delicious looking (and healthy!) recipe for her secret ingredient chocolate smoothie which you guessed it, involves sweet potato.

flourless fudge brownie bites

You would never ever know sweet potatoes make up the base of these fudge brownie bites but I have come to the conclusion that I must continue dessert experimenting with sweet potatoes immediately.

As usual, I went very minimal in the sugar department so you may decide that you want to adjust the pure maple syrup amount (I only used one tablespoon).

At first bite (which totally led me to several bites to the point where I left the house to keep from eating them all) I thought they were perfectly sweetened.

When I had another one (okay, two) a few hours later, I thought maybe they could use some more maple syrup but then after another bite (yes, I ate them all), I realized I really loved them just the way they are.

I have since made another batch which I whipped up the exact same way with no adjustments.

flourless and grain free fudge brownie bites

I enjoy the fudge brownie bites as is or I break them into a bowl and mush them on up with sliced banana and extra peanut butter.

You don’t even have to roll them into balls. You can serve the batter as a brownie dip or just eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon.

However you do it, I am warning you that you may find yourself eating the entire recipe at once — but hey, it contains sweet potatoes which means you are fueling your muscles with quality, complex anti-inflammatory carbohydrates!

Flourless Fudge Brownie Bites – No Bake!
 
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Recipe type: healthy snack or dessert
Ingredients
  • ½ cooked mashed sweet potato
  • ¼ cocoa powder
  • ¼ organic unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ nut butter (I used Crunch Time)
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup*
  • 3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips**
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add in chocolate chips and mix.
  3. Refrigerate dough for 10-20 minutes so that it can form and set a bit.
  4. Roll dough into balls.
  5. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Notes
If you like things sweeter, add an extra tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup.
*It can't hurt to add more chocolate chips!

You don't have to roll into balls; you can serve as a dip or just eat with a spoon!

 

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Favorite type of cake? Chocolate fudge cake, for sure!

If you are a blogger, are you often amused by the search terms that you see in your analytics?

Speaking of Kris Jenner, are you a Kardashian fan? Do you watch their shows like I do?

 

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  • Tina Muir March 6, 2015, 6:29 am

    When is it not okay to eat cake?! NEVER! There is always room for cake! Love the idea of those, and they would sit so perfectly in my lunchbox as a snack right now. Yummm! Thanks for the recipe, and as for favorite cake, for me its yellow with buttercream 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 6, 2015, 2:52 pm

      They make the perfect little snack and are really satisfying too which is a big deal to me.

  • SuzLyfe (@suzlyfe) March 6, 2015, 7:09 am

    HELLO just make it a sweet potato cake and then you are always good.
    Cookie cake or black forest cake 😀
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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine March 6, 2015, 7:25 am

    This is genius! I am seeing all these good recipes this morning and am tempted to go to the store today just so I can do some baking.
    My search terms are usually pretty strange…lots of things like “eating paleo while running to the wine store”.
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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma March 6, 2015, 7:41 am

    I’m baffled by the things people search for, to say the least! Just bizarre and I don’t get it. Looks yummy! Snow days and baking go hand in hand 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 6, 2015, 2:51 pm

      Like, why ask google if it’s okay to eat cake when it is snowing? Lol so funny.

  • Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet March 6, 2015, 8:11 am

    Oh man, these sound so good right about now! Snow days are good times to bake, I get so bored!
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  • Carmella March 6, 2015, 8:41 am

    For the last couple of days I have not been receiving your blogs Today I read about the problem. Hope it is resolved soon.
    I have to admit that I watch the Kardashian’s too. Have a nice weekend it is supposed to hit the 40’s here on Sunday.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 6, 2015, 2:50 pm

      I can’t wait for the “warm” weather that’s headed this way too starting on Sunday! Lots of outdoor runs I am thinking for next week.

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables March 6, 2015, 8:59 am

    Ohhh man I’m so sad I used up the rest of my sweet potato yesterday!!! haha I’m going to have to remember this next time I have some. These sound awesome!

  • Sara @ Lake Shore Runner March 6, 2015, 10:48 am

    How did you know I needed brownies today? Also, how do you find out the google searches that bring people to your site? #AmateurBlogger
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 6, 2015, 2:49 pm

      Ha – love the hashtag. Do you have a wordpress site? The basic blog site stats should list some search terms. I don’t use google analytics (most people do) but I do use statcounter stats which breaks everything down too.

  • Stacy @ SweatingTulipz March 6, 2015, 11:20 am

    These look delish! Cake is always good…especially when you tell yourself it is healthy b/c there are sweet potatoes in it…right?

    I love wedding cakes…all of them…red velvet, lemon, vanilla, chocolate fudge, almond, fruit filled, buttercream, whipped cream, cream cheese frosted…all of them! And now I want cake! 🙂

    I will watch the Kardashians when I can’t find anything on…I wouldn’t say I am a ‘fan’. I actually just think they are entertaining and sometimes quite ridiculous. I’m also pretty jealous because they are all so very beautiful! I secretly want to meet Scott Dissick and have a few drinks with him… he is wild!
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 6, 2015, 2:04 pm

    Seriously loving all the ingredients in these, and isn’t it crazy how GOOD the combination of sweet potatoes and chocolate is? Like they just compliment each other so perfectly and add the best depth and complexity. Okay 😆 Clearly I spend too much time trying to describe my food 😛
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 6, 2015, 2:46 pm

      What’s fascinating to me is that I can’t taste the sweet potato. Or the peanut butter. I just taste something chocolately with terrific texture. It’s a fascinating little bite.