Raw Blondie Bites

 
I admit, I sometimes prefer blondies over brownies.  I know, some of you may think I am crazy, but it is the vanilla lover in me looking for that caramel like vanilla base!  Plus, you do get the best of both worlds with them, the vanilla base, then chunks of rich chocolate as well. 

 
I used to love the baked version, so I thought it was about time I created a raw version!  However, I wanted these to be more than just a sweet treat, I wanted to get my nutritional bang for my buck with them as well.  So I made the base from mostly flaxseed and hempseed with a little coconut, dates to sweeten and vanilla.  Now, I know that sounds like it would lead to a funky tasting blondie, but these tasted so good like cookie dough! 

 
The good news is these do not need to be dehydrated so you can enjoy them right away, and you will want to.  My warning is though, they are quite addictive so you will probably have to enjoy more than one!

Raw Blondie Bites
Makes 20

2 cups soft medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 cups ground flaxseed
1 cup shelled hempseeds
2 cups  finely shredded dried coconut

1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup raw chocolate chunks

In a food processor, combine the dates, flaxseed, hempseeds, coconut, sea salt, and vanilla extract and process until smooth and starting to hold together.  Remove from the food processor and knead in chocolate chunks (being careful not to handle them too much because they will start to melt).  Using a rolling pin to assist, place on a foil lined sheet pan and roll into a 1 inch thick square.  Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes until cold, then cut into small one and a half inch squares.  Store in the fridge.

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17 Comments
  1. Andréa
    September 4, 2013 at 15:54
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    These look amazing and so easy! I can't wait to try them. Thanks!

    • September 4, 2013 at 21:51
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      Thank you :)! I hope you do try them!

  2. September 4, 2013 at 16:18
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    Those Raw Blondie Bites look really good. My guys would definitely eat them. I'll have to check and see if I have everything to make them today. Thanks for sharing the recipe.<br /><br /><br /><br />

  3. September 4, 2013 at 19:13
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    These look perfect!! Love that there's no dehydrating necessary and that they use seeds not nuts for a nice change. I'll admit to also being a vanilla girl :)

  4. Brenda
    September 5, 2013 at 00:14
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    Can you substitute the hemp seeds with sesame seeds?<br />

    • September 5, 2013 at 01:54
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      Yes, that should work.

  5. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013 at 01:49
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    Would there be anything I could replace the coconut with? :)

    • September 5, 2013 at 01:54
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      You can use sprouted dehydrated buckwheat or oats. If it is because you do not like the taste of coconut though, you really can not taste it ;).

  6. September 6, 2013 at 23:05
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    That's a heck of a lot of flaxseed meal. to me it has a strong almost peppery taste....could I sub some of the flaxseed for something else? I am hoping to make these this weekend! They look great! Also, how do you store them for later eating (assuming I don't eat them all immediately). Do you keep them in the freezer? My question is how long do you need to let them sit before they are soft enough to eat?

    • September 7, 2013 at 02:30
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      The flaxseed meal gives the blondies the wonderful texture and adds omega 3s. You really can not taste it at all (I make sure it tastes amazing before I post it, and this one is definitely one of the best), and I think if you subbed something else it might not have the same texture/be too dry. But you could try using additional shredded coconut. I store them in the fridge. They do not get that hard in the fridge so they are edible right away, and if you take them out of the freezer, they don't take long to thaw either.

  7. September 7, 2013 at 21:44
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    thanks! ill just make the recipe as is.

  8. September 8, 2013 at 18:39
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    WOW! I am making these and know just what chocolate to put on top =D

    • September 9, 2013 at 04:43
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      Awesome! I am so happy you are going to try them :)!

  9. September 17, 2013 at 10:39
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    hi where would you get hemp seeds?

    • September 17, 2013 at 13:45
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      I order mine online from Vitacost.com

  10. May 27, 2014 at 14:09
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    Thank you!! I just made these and enjoying with a cup of Orzo...perfect for a cold rainy day by the fire.

    • May 27, 2014 at 21:46
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      So happy you made them and enjoyed them :)!

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