Raw Brownie Bites

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Today was the first day of school for my kids. I’m sad to see the summer end,but I’m also SO excited to start another year; especially because both of my kids can now walk to school.

{exercise and a quiet house, it’s a good thing}

I was really surprised at how smoothly our morning went.  Even though the kids have been sleeping until 9:30 or 10 most mornings this summer, they were up and dressed in a flash. We were actually out the door EARLY:)


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Having the lunches ready the night before was a BIG help, and I am LOVING our new PalnetBox lunch boxes. They just make you want to pack a fun lunch.

To get the year started right, I wanted a treat for the box that was delicious but also healthy.

{of course I didn’t let the kids know they were healthy}


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These brownie bites are similar to the  copycat larabar brownies  but  with the addition of coconut butter, they are simply amazing.

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Raw Brownie Bites


  • 1/2 cup of almond meal
  • 6 large pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla {use the best quality you can afford}
  • handful of chocolate chips


  • in the bowl of a food processor, pulse the dates a few times
  • add in all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips
  • pulse until everything is well combined, and you have your desired consistency
  • add in the chocolate chips{about 1/4 cup}
  • pulse a few times {the heat from the processor will slightly melt the chocolate}
  • form the "dough" into balls {I made 12 larger balls}
  • you will need to press firmly {and some coconut oil will drip - this is to be expected} to get the dough to hold its shape
  • roll into balls
  • they are best kept in the refrigerator


** coconut butter in NOT the same as coconut oil

Of course  you can make them without the coconut butter, but it adds a richness to the bites that makes them feel decadent instead of healthy.


Happy packing mommas:)


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