Raw, “Lava” Chocolate Bites

raw alkaline vegan lava brownies

Raw, Vegan, “Lava Chocolate Bites”

These are absolutely phenomenal, a real treat!  They’re not super-alkaline, of course, but they’re also not particularly acid-forming, as some of the sugars are most certainly offset by the alkaline minerals in the cacao and the healthy fats from the nuts and coconut oil.

They don’t take a huge amount of time to make, but are VERY impressive 🙂

Let’s get into them!

Ingredients

For the bites:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 medium-sized dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

For the ‘lava’

  • 1/3 cup  coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/3 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Coconut or almond milk, to use as needed (see notes below)

Instructions:

  1. Start by putting the oats, chia, walnuts and cacao into your food processor or blender, and pulse until it’s all ground down into a kind of rough flour.
  2. Now add the 4 chopped dates, one at a time until it becomes a bit more sticky.
  3. Take around 2/3 of the mixture and in a cupcake tin, line the edges to create sides and a bottom and then refrigerate and create the tops by pressing out the remaining 1/3 of the mix into tops that are approx the size of your bases.  Put these in the refrigerator too.
  4. To make the ‘lava’ blend all of the ingredients together, adding the nut milk a little at a time to reach the right consistency.  You want it to be quite thick.
  5. Now pour the lava into your set moulds and then add the ‘lids’ while still in the cupcake tray.  Lift each one out carefully and place on your serving plate.
  6. Serve with coconut yoghurt or as they are!

 

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  1. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Thanks Ross!

  2. Doris Reply

    It would be nice to see a picture of the finished product.

  3. SEONAID BRAILEY Reply

    How do I print the recipe? Please and thanks Seonaid

  4. Barbara Reply

    Hi Ross,
    I love seeing new recipes to try. I was wondering if you could substitute almond flour or something else in place of the oats? For some reason, oats seem to upset my stomach.
    Thank you for everything you do.
    Barbara

    • ross Reply

      Almond flour would work, for sure.

  5. Dianne Winter Reply

    It sounds so delicious and sure appreciate your recipes, but I wish the picture of the Lava Bites wasn’t covered up by the black sign so I could actually see how it looks and get a clearer understanding and appreciation for the outcome. I notice this sign on other recipe pictures too. I sure wish that sign wasn’t there. I sometimes don’t make your other recipes for this same reason, not sure what they look like. For me it is like buying a recipe book with no pictures or pictures that hardly show anything. Thank you for listening. The recipes that I do prepare are good though and I appreciate them and you.

    • ross Reply

      Hey Dianne

      I’ll definitely take this feedback on board. Thank you so much!

      Ross

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