Frozen Chocolate & Hemp Brownie Bites (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

frozen brownie bites
They say there’s a first time for everything. It’s inevitable. It’s part of the process. It’s life. Some experiences are good and others, not so much. Some are memorable and some are absolutely meaningless.  Some catch you by surprise and some you know, for sure, they’ll come sooner or later. And even when you don’t look forward to them, sometimes they are not as bad as you think they’ll be.

For me, that happened last week: my 7 year old’s very first sleep over.

I knew it was a matter of time before he would ask to have one. Why I was dreading that moment so much, I’m not quite sure. But I was. Maybe I’m way too overprotective. Or maybe I worry too much. Or maybe it made me realize that my little boy isn’t so “little” anymore. Maybe all of the above.

Either way, the thing is, I’m talking about a kid who has never (and by never I mean NEVER) had a babysitter, other than my sister or his grandmother. I’m talking about a kid who just recently started going on play dates and staying there by himself. And now all of the sudden, he wants to spend the night away from home? Na-uh.

But after lots and lots of begging on his part, I let him go.

I tried to look like it wasn’t a big deal, but I have to admit, I was nervous. Very nervous. I had my phone glued to my ear from the second I dropped him off, expecting him to call me in the middle of the night, asking me to pick him up…

But the call never came.

I was happy and relieved and proud, all at the same time. And the best part, it was over. That was it. Got the first time out of the way and it ended up being way better than expected. Phew….

Now, moving on…

Frozen brownies. Never made them before. Never had them before. Another successful first timer. Definitely less stressful and less nerve-racking. Super easy and fast to make. Slightly sweet and refreshing. Simply awesome :)

Enjoy!
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Frozen Chocolate & Hemp Brownie Bites
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Kosher / Vegan
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla hemp milk
  • ⅔ cup + 2 tbsp bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
Instructions
  1. Combine hemp seeds with 1 tsp sugar in a non stick pan. Cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes, until they start to brown, stirring occasionally so they don't burn. Set aside to cool
  2. Mix hemp milk and chia or ground flax seeds in a small bowl and set aside
  3. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt together ⅔ cup chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and coconut oil. Once it's completely melted, mix well, add vanilla extract, chia mixture, coconut flour, hemp seeds and 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Mix until all the ingredients are incorporated
  4. Spoon mixture into a silicone mini brownie mold and place in the freezer until it hardens (this usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour). Thaw for 2-3 minutes before serving
Notes
If you don't have a silicone mold, you can use a mini muffin tin lined with mini muffin liners. For a warm, gooey treat, spoon batter into greased ramekins and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes

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14 Responses to Frozen Chocolate & Hemp Brownie Bites (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

  1. Tammy Evans June 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    When you say unsweetned chocolate do you mean bars, liquid or what else?????

    • Vicky & Ruth June 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

      You can find unsweetened chocolate bars in the baking aisle at the grocery store. It’s basically dark chocolate that has no sugar added, so it isn’t sweet. It “intensifies” the chocolate flavor :)

  2. Hindy June 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I love this recipe! I am always looking for vegan and gluten free recipes. I happen to have all of the ingredients at home already.
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  3. Alison@AliBabka June 28, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I am eyeing that drink in the background!! what is it?!
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    • Vicky & Ruth June 28, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      hahahah, that’s almond milk and coffee ice cubes. Nice and refreshing!

  4. Yosef - This American Bite June 28, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Deliciousness.
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  5. Jamie Geller June 30, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    so happy the sleepover was a success – and the brownies too!
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  6. Couldn't Be Parve July 1, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    As someone who has been known to eat a frozen brownies straight out of the freezer I am intrigued by a recipe where that is how you are supposed to eat them! I also love the coffee ice cubes in the drink!
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    • Vicky & Ruth July 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

      Haha! We’re all guilty of doing that, I’m sure!! And who needs the oven on during the summer anyway, right? ;)

  7. Sarah Klinkowitz July 1, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    The perfect summer snack!
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  8. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher July 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    These are so interesting, I really want to try them. Will let you know what I think.
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    • Vicky & Ruth July 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Please do. I love to get feedback on our recipes.

  9. madscar July 3, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    This is amazing! I love it:)

  10. peaceloveandsmoothies August 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Oooh, those look really delicious!
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