I have been seeing lots of raw vegan desserts pop up around the internet these days.
Some of them intrigue me, but most of the time I sit there and question the fact that combining XYZ ingredients is actually going to taste like a piece of carrot cake, apple pie, or the like.
I am all for healthy desserts, but my goal is have the healthier version taste exactly (or better!) than the real thing. That’s why I love desserts like my Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies - they’re healthier than the classic chocolate chip cookie, but they taste so gosh-darned freakin’ delicious, so you never feel like you’re missing anything.
So when I saw this recipe for 3 ingredient recipe for truffles that claimed to taste like brownie bites, I knew I had to give it a whirl. I thought, “Hey – if they don’t turn out well, at least I only wasted three ingredients!”
So, I set out to make these little bites.
At first I wasn’t impressed — they weren’t sweet enough for my liking. But, after making a few changes to make them a bit sweeter, I think I made a real keeper.
I was snacking on these all throughout the weekend.
As someone who usually craves something sweet right after lunch or dinner, I think these are perfect. You get that sweet chocolate-y fix without loads of calories.
They also transport quite well, so they could be a great healthy dessert to bring to a party this holiday season. Did I mention they are vegan, gluten-free AND dairy-free, so they are bound to please all of your friends with dietary restrictions.
If you try them let me know what you think!