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Brownie energy bites stacked on a white plate.

No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites Recipe

Petranka
These No-bake Brownie Energy Bites are healthy, easy to make, and come together in just 10 minutes. They are made entirely from whole foods and are naturally sweetened with dates.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 10 balls
Calories 173 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 15 pitted dates*
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or any other nut/seed butter that you like)
  • cup walnuts, raw
  • 3 teaspoons hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (or carob powder)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions
 

  • To a food processor, add walnuts and pulse a few times to roughly chop.
  • Then, add pitted dates, cacao powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla extract (if using).
  • Pulse for about 30 seconds or until the dough is well mixed and starts to clump together. If it’s too dry and it doesn’t stick together when pressed between two fingers, add more nut butter.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Enjoy as-is or roll in cacao/carob powder or hemp seeds.

Notes

Storage
 
Fridge: Transfer balls to a container and cover with a lid. They'll keep well for 2 weeks.
 
Freezer: Transfer balls to a freezer-safe container and cover with a lid. Freeze for 1-2 months.
 
*If your dates are too dry, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes and drain well.
 
***Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients, with cacao powder, and is for 1 ball.
 
Keyword brownie bites, energy balls, healthy dessert