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No Bake Brownie Pops

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

For Brownie Bites

  • 2 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 9-11 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3-1/2 dark chocolate chips
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 12-15 sturdy cardboard straws or cake pop sticks

For Chocolate Coating

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 T unsweetened almond milk
  • -or-
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of sea salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, process pecans until very fine.
  • Add in all other ingredients and process until a dough begins to form.
  • Roll into balls and press one stick or straw into each making sure to form the brownie firmly around it.
  • Freeze the brownies for about 20 minutes.
  • You have two options for the coating. If you are using the chocolate chips and almond milk, use the double boiler method as described in this recipe:http://goo.gl/7gIk9i.
  • If using the second options, whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Remove the bites from the freezer and roll each in the chocolate to coat. Place on parchment paper to set.
  • Allow to chill for at least 25-30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Optional Flavors:
Add 1/4 tsp peppermint extract for mint pops
Add 1/2 cup coconut and 1/2 tsp almond extract for Almond Joy bites
Add 1 tsp cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and a dash of cayenne pepper for Mexican Hot Chocolate Pops