Sunflower Brownie Bites  raw cacao powder

I struggled with a name that sounded exciting for these. What else do you call a raw brownie that has a hint of sunflower seed? I promise, even if the name isn’t great, these snacks are!

My kids tried Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco bars at the co-op a couple weeks ago and loved them. The ingredient list is long but it’s really not anything terrible. They’re expensive though, and I prefer simple foods with simple ingredients. I knew I had a better option for a nut-free chocolatey goodness bar.

Enter these little bites of deliciousness that are so easy and quick to make.

Since my son’s classroom is nut-free, Larabars (my go-to) are out for the snack we have to pack daily. These are a perfect solution!

This recipe is from my 14-Day Jumpstart, so if you think you won’t enjoy food when you’re losing weight, think again! You can find out more about the program here.

I use the raw cacao pictured above. I’ve even seen this at Target lately! If you can’t find raw cacao, you could use unsweetened cocoa powder instead (or carob powder if you’re avoiding caffeine).

Mini cupcake liners are nice to use for easy serving. Once you refrigerate these they do set up and you could just put them in a container, but I like to use the liners when I have them.

A word of warning, you may want to make a double-batch of these, they will go fast! 

Please let me know in the comments below what you think of this recipe!

Sunflower Brownie Bites
Yields 12
5 simple ingredients for a healthy chocolate snack.
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  1. 1 cup sunflower seeds (ideally raw seeds)
  2. 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  3. 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  4. Pinch of sea salt
  5. 1/4 cup water
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Pulse to incorporate ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Roll into balls.
  5. Refrigerate until set.
  6. Store in refrigerator.
  1. Make the bites to your desired size. I usually make mine about 2-bite sized.
Angie Jones