I always look forward to hosting NuNaturals giveaways not only because I love their products so much – but also because they’ve been so generous with me and my readers. They love sharing their products with their fans!
Today’s recipe features a new NuNaturals product called Cocoa Syrup and my friends, it is outstanding. It has a deep, dark chocolate taste and a wonderful thick consistency. The simplest way to use it is the also the best – stir some into a glass of cold non-dairy milk and drink! So good. I’ve also been using it to enhance the chocolate flavor in my baked goods – just as I do in the recipe below. These tiny cookies were inspired by the Mint Double Fudge Bite-lettes from Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food that are my go-to treats when I’m on the road and really need something to tame my sweet tooth. I went mint-less on these, but you could easily add a few drops of NuNaturals Peppermint Liquid Stevia or peppermint extract to the mix.
I still haven’t popped my bottle of Simple Syrup, but I’ve got some ideas swirling around in my head! I love the idea of a guilt-free syrup to sweeten beverages. BTW, these are the stevia products that I use every single day in my kitchen so I’m not just passing off freebie products that some company sent me – I really prefer NuNaturals over other stevia brands. Now, here are the goodies up for grabs!
In typical NuNaturals generosity, I’m able to award FOUR winners who will each receive the following:
- One bottle of Cocoa Syrup
- One bottle of Simple Syrup
- One bottle of Vanilla Stevia Liquid
- One 50-count box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets (my absolute favorite)
- Bonus product
Don’t live in the U.S. or Canada? No problem! This giveaway is open to EVERYONE no matter where you live in the world!
Additionally, if you use the code BLG1214, you’ll receive a 15% discount (cannot be combined with other discounts, FYI) on your entire NuNaturals order, effective until December 31, 2014. U.S. customers get free shipping on orders exceeding $35 after discount. Please visit the NuNaturals website to see all of their wonderful products. To enter the giveaway, scroll to the bottom of this post.
Fudgey Brownie Bites
Mega chocolate flavor in bite-sized sugar-free, gluten-free cookies.
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup soy flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 cup Medjool dates (about 7), pitted, chopped, and soaked in water for a few hours
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup
- 1 Tbsp. refined coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vegan mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine the dates, water, and Cocoa Syrup. Process until fairly smooth. You’ll need to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl a few times. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and pulse a few times to incorporate.
- Pour this mixture into the flour mixture, add the chocolate chips and stir until there are no dry bits. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
- Scoop up the dough by the tablespoonful, lightly shape it into a flat round and place on one of the prepared baking sheets. Continue with the remaining dough. Bake for about 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pans for a few minutes, then place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 218
- Sugar: 16
- Sodium: 28
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 41
- Protein: 4
- Cholesterol: 1
Thanks for allowing everyone no matter where we are to enter! I appreciate that. I also want you to know I am indeed subscribed to the wonderful “An Unrefined Vegan”. 🙂
I’m so grateful that NuNaturals opens up their giveaways to everyone – I always feel like a Scrooge when I can’t include overseas entries. Thanks so much for following and entering, Vicki! I think both muffin recipes sounds delicious!
Ooops…part two of the blog comment is…I would use the NuNaturals to add to some muffin recipes I am conjuring up including a date orange one and a double chocolate chocolate chip variety!
Oh yuuummm! These look so tasty! Is tapioca flour a type of starch? I don’t have any in my pantry, but I do have oat fibre and corn starch, if one of those would be a sub? Anyway, OM NOM! I love these NuNaturals products – I also use mine every.single.day and the cocoa is stunning – I finished my last bottle in an embarrassingly short amount of time, but luckily it’s “guilt free” :p.
I follow on FB, pinterest…erm…all the places?
To answer your question: I would actually make the waffle party I had originally planned on (before I ate all the cocoa syrup!) with ice-cream and the syrup strewn all over the show. My FIL is diabetic and I think he’d freak out in happiness to be able to indulge in something like that (with vegan 2-ingredient ice-cream, of course). 🙂
Corn starch should work instead of the tapioca flour/starch.
Yeah, I’m thinking a waffle/ice cream party sounds like the perfect way to use the syrup! Yowza!
I would love to try the cocoa syrup–maybe drizzled on some homemade banana and pb soft serve? Lots of possibilities!
With the simple syrup, I would make some lavender lemonade! 🙂
I’m already subscribed to An Unrefined Vegan & follow on Pinterest.
That sounds yummy!
Oh MY! That is drool-worthy!
I cook all of the time and would use either one in multiple ways. My favorite thing to do is bake and the cocoa would be very helpful. Thank you.
Thanks for entering the giveaway! Good luck!
I would use the simple syrup in some almond milk lattes.
Mmmmm – sounds great!
I’m still going through my own NuNaturals lot, they are so wonderfully generous!
Wonderful cookies, GOT to try them!
Choc Chip Uru
NuNaturals is the best!
Id love to use the cocoa syrup in a healthyfied pb milkshake kinda thing. 🙂 Sounds like a really cool, versatile product. Your cookies look great! 🙂
Laura, that sounds yum! Thanks for entering the giveaway!
I’d use it on coconut milk ice cream!
Woo! That’s a great idea! You guys are inspiring me :-)!
Annie, those cookies look delicious! I think I would use those syrups to make awesome iced coffee. Thanks for the chance to win my favorite stevia. 🙂
Thanks, Terri! That’s a great idea – – I’m liking the cocoa syrup for a mocha type coffee!
I would try out everyones recipes from the comments because I really cant choose what sounds nicest! 🙂
Haha! I know – people have come up with some great ideas!
So chocolately yet so sugar-free! AMAZING 🙂
We live in a wonderful age, don’t we, Gabby :-P? How’ve you been, girl?
I think I am one of the few people in blog land that has NEVER tried this stuff!! Your cookies…ohhh YOUR COOKIES. YUM!
Then you just GOTTA win this giveaway!
I followed you on Pinterest.
I’d love to use the cocoa syrup to make classic (vegan) chocolate milk. Or I bet it’d be great mixed into banana soft serve.
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Thanks for the receipe .. I love brownie a lot
Thanks for commenting and entering the giveaway, Esther!
I will use cocoa syrup to make milkshake or bake this fudgey brownie 😀
Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
I think I would eat the cocoa syrup as is! It sounds delicious. 🙂 May be I will save some to pour it over some cake or ice cream.
Have subscribed and followed you.
Ooh Anne! Your cookies look so delightful & thanks that everybody in the world can enter too! 😉 xxx
I love when I can offer goodies to all of my friends :-)!!
I’d really love to win the cocoa syrup, I’d definitely use it as an ice cream topping! The simple syrup seems like it might be good for mojitos, too! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Mojitos – absolutely! Thanks, Jordan!
Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe – sounds and looks delicious. Great giveaway too. I shared on post on Google & Twitter. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays
I appreciate that!
I would use the simple syrup for sweetening iced tea. I am already subscribed, and already follow you on Pinterest
I would add the syrups to coffee–hot or iced. Yum!
I’ll second that ;-)!
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