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Raw Chocolate Zucchini Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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For the Zucchini Bites:
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
For Rolling:
  • Cacao
  • Desiccated coconut


  1. Start by grating zucchini and place in bowl with a pinch of salt as this will draw out the moisture and set aside.
  2. Place oats in blender and blend for a few seconds until it becomes oat flour.
  3. Squeeze out water from zucchini with hands and place in blender along with all remaining ingredients and blend until combined.
  4. Scoop out mixture into a bowl and place in fridge for about 30 mins. with hands, roll into small bite size pieces and roll into cacao and coconut.


Can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


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  1. This recipe is not "raw", because the recipe calls for Maple Syrup or Rice Malt Syrup. These syrups are not "raw" foods!

    Here is why…

    For a food to be considered "raw", some experts state it can not be heated up past 104°F – 120°F. Maple Syrup is boiled at around 219°F when it is being processed!


    Brown rice syrup is heated up to 158° ­F! Rice malt syrup (RMS) is made from 100% organic brown rice.

    💥 Rice Malt Syrup: the scoop!

    This recipe can only be considered raw, if cold pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is used!

    💥 Note: Virgin Coconut Oil: Whether it is raw or not depends on the production methods, if virgin coconut oil produced by expeller pressing, centrifuged or made from coconut milk by fermentation at high temperatures it cannot be regarded as raw and not suitable for raw diets. Only cold pressed (under 40⁰C / 104⁰F) virgin coconut oil can be classified as raw.

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