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No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

These 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.

I love how portable energy bites are, they're one of my favourite ways 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. 

These No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites taste like a fudgy dark chocolate brownie but are made with ingredients that are nutritious and beneficial to our health.

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites in mug.

How to Make No Bake Energy Bites

Making energy bites is relatively easy. Most recipes require basic ingredients that can be found in your grocery store or health food store.

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. And since they are meant to be eaten raw there is no need to bake them.

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

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

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites in a big mug

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.

Enjoy!

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

Adapted from The Lemon Bowl
These 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 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup popped quinoa
  • 2 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa nibs optional and can be replaced with a few more walnuts.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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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