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    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites (vegan-friendly)

    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!

    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!

    These brownies though. Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites, oh my gosh.

    Basically little bites of sweet and salty chocolate heaven. I mean just look at that fudggeeeee layer.

    My favorite kind of dessert is always something chocolate related. Always has and always will be. I never understand people who order fruit or something and call it dessert. Or a cheese plate, like really? Cheese for dessert? Obviously I am not judging, it is really just something I truly do not get.

    But then again people can look at me and not get my endless love affair for chocolate.

    The latest love affair is with these Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites. They are vegan and gluten free-friendly and so easy to make, it kills me. Having an easy brownie recipe is basically deadly because that means I want to make them 24/7. Kind of like having a Pressed Freeze down the block. Easy access just gives me an excuse to go every other day (it would be everyday if my bank account wouldn’t deplete).

    These brownie bites are topped with Glutino’s Gluten Free Pretzel Twists. Their pretzels were actually the first gluten-free pretzel I have ever had. My Mom first introduced me to them (you are so trendy, Mom). And now we are making the dreamiest fudgy brownie bites with them!

    Glutino makes a variety of delicious gluten-free products ranging from pretzels to chips to cookies and more. They also were one of the first gluten-free companies ever (over 30 years in business!).  You may recognize their brand from that crazy addicting brittle. Their pretzels add the best salt crunch on top of these bites.

    Now let’s get going on baking some more BROWNIE BITES!

    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!

    WHAT YOU NEED:

    oat flour (have not tested subs)

    cacao powder

    baking powder

    apple sauce

    coconut oil

    almond milk (any milk works)

    almond butter

    medjool dates (mine were small)

    vanilla extract

    Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Twists

    QUICK NOTES:

    • I use a food processor to break up all of these ingredients. It is very helpful to do this with the dates, you can’t use a Kitchen Aid for them
    • I recommend eating these fresh as the pretzel can get a bit soggy if you wait awhile. Alternatively you can top with pretzel twists right before eating

    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!

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    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites (vegan)

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Yields About 30 brownie bites

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup oat flour (I haven't tested other flours)
    • 1/3 cup cacao powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • 1/4 cup almond milk
    • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
    • 10-14 pitted dates (mine were small)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup Glutino Pretzels
    • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

    Directions

    1. Place dates in a medium bowl and fill with boiling hot water
    2. Leave dates soaking in hot water for 5 minutes then strain
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    4. In food processor, add oat flour, cacao, baking powder, applesauce, coconut oil, milk, almond butter, dates and vanilla extract
    5. Pulse into well combined, it should be a dough consistency! Very sticky
    6. Grease 8x8 baking dish (or use similar size)
    7. Pour brownie batter into dish and top with dark chocolate chips and pretzels
    8. Bake for 15 minutes, let cool for a few minutes then slice and enjoy!
    9. *Store in airtight container for 5 days or freeze for long

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    xx, Rach

    Healthy Fudgy Sea Salt Pretzel Brownie Bites for a vegan-friendly delicious brownie recipe!

    Thank you Glutino for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    5 Comments

  • Reply Emily February 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    They’re SO adorable, and we love Glutino pretzels. I love how you cut the brownies to fit the pretzels.

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  • Reply Izzy | pinch of delight February 10, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Wow wow wow! These look amazing, shame you can’t mail food?! x

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  • Reply Theresa February 11, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Omg I’m totally making these for Valentine’s Day!!! And for your giveaway I want to win the superfoods😍🌿

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  • Reply Hailey December 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Rachel! So for Christmas gifts this year I’ve decided to bake for family and friends. I really loved the idea of making these! But when I tested them out they turned out so doughy after baking! I even put them back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. Then after trying to lift them out of the pan they were still so doughy. The ones I couldnt salvage I just rolled up up into balls (yes they were still that doughy lol) and put back in the oven for another 10 minutes. And even then they didn’t really cook. Sorry for the novel, but I would loveee for these to turn out like how yours look in the pictures!! Please, help! (ps: I used 12 dates, could that have been the problem?)

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    • Reply Rachel December 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      how odd! i definitely would recommend following the directions and ingredients exactly. perhaps use less dates? happy holidays! xx

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