German Chocolate Hemp Seed Brownie Bites + A Giveaway
Have you guys jumped on the Hemp Seed Train yet?
It’s kind of my favorite seed of all time. I mean chia seeds are great and all but I have to be in the mood for the crunchy texture.
Hemp seeds, on the other hand, are so small that they’re barely even noticeable. Plus they have a mild flavor that blends with almost anything.
When it comes to nutrition, they’re a complete source of protein providing 5 grams in just 2 tablespoons! They also have a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation, promote heart and brain health, and support the immune system. #hempwins
My favorite way to incorporate them into my diet is by sprinkling a few tablespoons on top of toast, adding them to my smoothies and yogurt, and rolling them into brownie bites.
I recently tried out a new version that combines the same flavors as the classic German chocolate cake and I’m in love. Pecans, shredded coconut, dates (for a caramel flavor) and plenty of chocolate!
They’re great to have on hand when you’re on the go and in need a little energy boost, or even just for a last minute sugar craving.
And because I love hemp seeds so much, I wanted to be able to share them with you so I’m partnering with Manitoba Harvest to give away a free bag to one lucky reader!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me whether or not you’ve had a chance to try hemp seeds.
For an additional entry, you can like Making Thyme for Health on Facebook then leave another comment letting me know that you did so. I’ll pick a winner one week from today!
*****The Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to those who entered. The winner will be contacted via email!*****
German Chocolate Hemp Seed Brownie Bites
Yield: 16 bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup pitted Medjool Dates
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 1/4 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- optional: 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Place dates into a food process and blend for 10 seconds. Add the pecans, coconut, cacao power, vanilla extract, hemp seeds, coconut oil (if using) and sea salt. Continue to blend for another 15 seconds, until everything is well combined.
Remove the blade of the processor then add the chocolate chips to the bowl. Use a spoon to mix everything together. Using your hands, scoop out a large tablespoon of the mixture at a time. Roll all of the dough into balls then transfer to a large plate or cookie sheet.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week, although they probably won’t last that long. ;)
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!