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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.
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.
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.
They were making some sort of healthy chocolate truffle bite which involved sweet potato.
That was all I needed to hear.
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.
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.
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!
- 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**
- Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a bowl and mix well.
- Add in chocolate chips and mix.
- Refrigerate dough for 10-20 minutes so that it can form and set a bit.
- Roll dough into balls.
- Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
*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?