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“These little fudge babies are addictive. They're raw. They're from the blog of Chocolate-Covered Katie. http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/10/13/make-these-now/”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
15
YIELD:
15 babies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup walnuts (120 grams, I used pecans)
  • 1 13 cups pitted dates (230 grams, If you want a sweeter result, up the proportion of dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 -4 tablespoons cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want the balls to be (Katie used 4T extra dark)

Directions

  1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc.
  2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls. (Use plastic wrap if you need to.).
  3. I rolled these into balls, but if you want true brownies, simply shape the dough into bars instead.
  4. **Update*** Version 2:.
  5. Hot Cocoa Fudge Babies!
  6. 30 grams cashews, 80 grams dates, 5 grams (1T) dark cocoa powder. Blend. Even fudgier than the original! :).
  7. (Add mint and cacao nibs and you’re getting into Wild Bar territory. And if you leave out the cocoa, you have a homemade Cashew Cookie Larabar!).
  8. * Add shaved coconut, mini chips, nuts, or raisins to the mix.
  9. * Moisten truffles, then roll in cocoa powder, sugar, coconut, crushed nuts, etc.
  10. * Add oils or extracts, such as mint or coconut.
  11. * Sprinkle in some ground coffee for a java jolt.
  12. * Extreme Chocoholic Version: Melt some chocolate and add it to the mix when you add the vanilla and cocoa.

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