Sugar Free and Low Carb Brownie Bites

'Baby Bites' (little bitty cakes) and Brownie Bites are apparently a 'thing' right now.  While planning our daughter's wedding she wanted "baby bites" and the bakeries around here are making a killing on these things.  (No we didn't pay bakery prices for any of our desserts for the reception... did you miss my post about the rustic bark 'tree' cake I made for them instead of spending $1000 on a cake...? No way did I pay bakery prices for the reception dessert table.)

One of the items we did not include at the wedding was brownie bites, but I did make them for my husband this week.  I'm not a fan of chocolate in the least, so apparently I'm not a good judge of chocolate desserts.  Because I tasted these and thought "meh" but later my husband came home from work, tasted them and announced they were 'fabulous' and ate about 5 of them while he was standing there.

What do I know, right?

There is no guilt with these little brownie bites because they are wheat free, low carb, sugar free.

Brownie Bites

1 c walnuts or pecans
1/4 - 1/3 c cocoa powder (Start with 1/4 and add more if you think it needs it)
dash salt
1/2 c almond butter
1/2 c granulated sweeteners - use 2 mixed for best flavor
1/4 c sugar free chocolate chips
1 t vanilla

In a food processor with an S-blade, process your nuts and salt until paste.  Add everything else except the chocolate chips; after it comes together into a dough ball, pulse in the chocolate chips.  Make small balls/bites in the size you wish by either rolling between your palms or using a little cookie dough scoop.  I froze ours, and we just grab out a couple as needed.  They thaw within minutes on the counter but my husband loves them frozen.  I also cut them into quarters and added them to freshly churned homemade vanilla ice cream and cheesecakes.

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