Need something simple to throw together for a holiday party? These guiltless little pleasures take less than 15 minutes and are sure to steal the show at any holiday gathering. 

Rogers’ raw “brownie” bites are gluten-free, naturally sweetened and sprinkled with unsweetened coconut flakes to add that seasonal sentiment. 

Makes 20-24 tasty morsels.


  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Water


  1. Add the walnuts and salt to a blender or food processor. Mix until the walnuts are chopped.
  2. Add the dates, vanilla and cocoa powder to the blender and mix well until everything is combined.
  3. With the blender still running, add a couple drops of water at a time to make the mixture stick together in a thick dough.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, and using a spatula, form it into a big ball. 
  5. Use your hands to shape round bites by rolling them in your palms and placing them directly onto your serving dish.
  6. Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes and lightly roll balls around in it, leaving some on the plate for that dusting-of-snow appearance.

Bites will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Rogers’ and her cookbook, It’s A No Grainer, will be featured at the Coachella Health Festival on November 18. Come join us at this free event taking place at the Spotlight 29 Showroom from 10a-4p. Learn more at

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