No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites will satisfy your chocolate craving in the easiest and healthiest way possible! Just a few simple ingredients, and about 10 minutes is all you need. Perfect for lunchboxes, and meal prep snacks on the weekend!
I’m BAAAAACK!!!!! From where you might ask? It’s been awhile you guys…… Let me catch you up a little on life, and then we’ll talk about these brownie bites.
Spent the entire summer coaching my son’s all-star team. They were amazing. Like won their district tournament, placed 2nd in the State tournament, then went on to win the entire Southeast Region tournament (the best teams from VA, NC, GA, SC, TN, and FL were all there), and were given a bid to the World Series! So we spent all last week in Florida at the World Series.
I needed a proper vacation before that, so we were up in Cape Cod the week before. And then before that, were in Tennessee for a week at the Regional tournament. You see? I’ve barely been home all summer!!! Not to mention when I was home we practiced baseball 5 times per week.
So I reward you for your patiently waiting for me to give you a new recipe. You need chocolate. ASAP!!!
It’s time for the perfect little brownie bites to get you through your afternoon, your day, or maybe your entire week!!
How to make No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites:
So seriously, these are about the easiest things you’ll ever make. I needed something easy to whip up after we returned yesterday. I am in the back-to-school planning mode, and wanted to get a head start for my kids who start next week.
These brownie energy bites are the perfect idea! Made with only a handful of ingredients:
- roasted almonds
- medjool dates
- cocoa powder
- maple syrup
- sea salt
- mini chocolate chips
Start by pulsing the almonds in a food processor. Now add in the dates, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and sea salt. Once a “dough” begins to form, stir in the chocolate chips. Form into balls and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
You can easily swap out the nuts for walnuts or pecans. Also, feel free to double the batch to make them last longer!
No Bake Brownie Energy Bites
- 1 cup roasted and salted almonds
- 1 cup medjool dates (pitted) about 12 dates
- 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
In a food processor or high powered blender, pulse the almonds until they are ground. Now add the remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips, if using), continue pulsing until a dough forms. Now add in chocolate chips. You may have to stop several times and scrape the bowl with a spatula.
Remove the dough, and using an ice cream scoop or spoon, form into 1 inch balls.
Refrigerate for about an hour. Store in an air tight container in the fridge, or at room temperature.