Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites – Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar Free, Corn Free

by tastyyummies

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites - Vegan, Gluten-free, Raw and Sugar Free

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites - Vegan, Gluten-free, Raw and Sugar Free

I don’t usually put all those health terms in a recipe title, since I fear that it may scare some people off. Although on the other hand, I worry that if I skip out on adding them, sometimes people looking for healthy recipes, may just pass over something called “Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites”, assuming that it is loaded with fats and sugars. These little fudge balls are super simple to make and they are so tasty. It is hard to believe there is no sugar in these. They have such an amazing chocolatey fudge flavor with a little bit a chewy tartness from the bing cherries and a little crispy crunch from the chia seeds.

You could use this same recipe and instead of the dried bing cherries add in peanut butter and/or chocolate chips for a peanut butter fudge bite. You could add in candy cane pieces and peppermint extract. You could also leave out the cocoa use oats instead of the nuts and add in raisins for little oatmeal raisin cookie bites (which I have made before and I love). The possibilities are endless. Once you make these once you will know what the consistency of the dough needs to be for the next time you are experimenting. I love having these on hand to satisfy my sweet craving without the guilt. Not only do you not have to feel guilty about eating these, you can feel like you are doing yourself a favor – we all know the many benefits of chocolate, more specifically cocoa in it raw state, such as decreased blood pressure, improvement in blood vessel health and cholesterol levels, plus it is believed that the phenylethylamine in cocoa has mood boosting effects. The dates used to sweeten these fudge bites are a great source of dietary fiber and they are an energy powerhouse. Dates are low in calories and they are fat and cholesterol free, they are a great source of B-complex vitamins and they are one of the best natural sources of potassium.

So come on, don’t you just wanna reach for dessert when you hear all of that? Trust me, make these and you will always want to have them on hand to satisfy your sweets cravings. They do the job and then some.

Are you getting ready for the holiday? What do you have to make this week still? In addition to working all week, I am hoping to have time to finish up all of my craft projects that I took on for gifts, plus finish all of my shopping and then I have to get started on my wrapping – one of my favorite parts. I am hoping that I can squeeze a little cooking and baking in there too, somewhere.

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites - Vegan, Gluten-free, Raw and Sugar Free

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1 annemarie December 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

wow I just found your websites, I love your recipes, have recently been trying to cut down on sugar gluten and dairy and these recipes will make that so much easier. thanks for sharing!

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2 KimL403 December 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

Thank you! I just tried this recipe and it’s great. I did put in too many dates and so it all came out too sticky but I can tell that I can make these for when I need some sweets without feeling too guilty. George gave it a thumbs up too. We also very much enjoyed your broccoli soup recipe. Keep them coming! Happy New Year & Gott Nytt År from Sweden.

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