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No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

These gluten-free, No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites are like little balls of brownie batter. They make an excellent snack that will fuel your body with energy and provide you with a host of nutrients and anti-oxidants.

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No Bake Brownie Energy Bites in a large mug.

These No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites taste like a fudgy dark chocolate brownie but are made with nutritious ingredients.

Just like these 5 Ingredient Date Energy Balls or these No-Bake Maple Espresso Bites, these Brownie Energy Bites are full of ingredients that are good for you, contain no refined sugar and are a great snack for you and your active family.

Since energy bites are portable, they are an easy way to get a quick energy boost on the go. There's nothing more satisfying than a snack that tastes like an indulgent treat but that you know is actually good for you. 

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites in mug.

How to Make No Bake Brownie Bites

These chocolate date balls are vegan and quick and easy to make. Most recipes for energy bites require basic ingredients that can be found in your grocery store or health food store.

They're also easily adaptable to suit your tastes and can be made with seeds instead of nuts to avoid any problems with allergies or to make them safe for school snacks.

Here's an overview of the ingredients you'll need to make these brownie bites. You'll notice these protein balls are made without peanut butter.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Pitted dates
  • Walnuts - Or seeds, I like to use pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds.
  • Popped quinoa 
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cocoa nibs - Can be replaced with a few more walnuts.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Turmeric - Substitute with cinnamon

Steps Overview:

A food processor helps speed up the time it takes to transform the dates into a paste and mix in the remainder of the ingredients. Once you have the right consistency, rolling the mixture into balls is easy and you can even get your kids to help.

Since they are meant to be eaten raw there is no need to bake these chocolate energy balls.

  1. In the bowl of your food processor, add the pitted dates, walnuts, popped quinoa, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, vanilla extract and ground turmeric.
  2. Process on low until all of the ingredients come together. 
  3. Scoop one tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. 

If you like, you can roll the chocolate date balls into dry coconut flakes, finely chopped nuts (or seeds) or cocoa powder.

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites in a big mug

Storage Instructions

Store the cocoa energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them in an airtight container or food storage freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!

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No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

These gluten-free, No Bake Brownie Energy Bites make an excellent snack that will fuel your body with energy and provide you with a host of nutrients and anti-oxidants.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup popped quinoa
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa nibs optional and can be replaced with a few more walnuts.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. turmeric optional, can replace with cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of your food processor, add the pitted dates*, walnuts, popped quinoa, raw cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, vanilla extract and turmeric.
  • Process on low until all ingredients come together.
  • Scoop one tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • This recipe should give you 15 to 16 energy bites. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer. Best served chilled.

Notes

*If your dates are on the dry and harder side, try soaking them in warm water for 15 minutes, drain the dates and squeeze extra water off. Proceed with the directions above.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword Chocolate Energy Balls, Chocolate Energy Bites, Date Bliss Balls, Date Energy Balls, Energy Bites, No-Bake Energy Bites
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Claire

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Yum, these look really good, thanks for sharing Fida :)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Thank you Claire and thanks for stopping by!

Louise Crosby

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Yum, these look really good, just the kind of thing one needs mid-way through the afternoon. Thanks, Fida!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 31st of August 2017

Thank you Louise! I love that they're also a hit with my kids :)

Faith

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

What is "popped quinoa?" I know what Quinoa is but popped??? Please explain, thanks

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Hello Faith, popped quinoa is quinoa that has been popped (similar to the way you pop popcorn), you can often find it already popped in the healthy cereal section of your grocery store. But if you can't buy it popped, you can pop quinoa at home. Here's a great link from Bon Appétit that explains how to do it: http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/how-to/article/get-it-poppin. Hope this helps and thanks for asking!

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