Raw Vegan Brownie Bites (grain free)
5 Ingredient Raw Vegan Brownie Bites! These brownie balls are fudgy, quick to make, and make a great snack. 7 Gm Protein. No Bake, Paleo Brownie Energy Bites. Vegan Gluten-free Grain-free Recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
- 3/4 cup raw cashews
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut , preferably lightly toasted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder plus more for rolling, I use dutch processed
- 12 soft dates (any medium to large soft dates. Use 11 to 12 depending on size)
- 2-3 tsp hemp seeds or coconut or cocoa powder or chia seeds for coating
Add the nuts and coconut to a processor and process until the nuts become an even fine meal.*
Add the cocoa powder and process again to combine well.
Add the dates and salt and process again until the dates have broken down and the mixture is homogeneous. It will take a minute. The dates will break down then the mixture will become doughy. If there are pieces of dates visible, then push the dough down and pulse and process again. Check If the mixture is sticky enough, if not then add a tsp of oil or maple syrup and pulse.
Scoop portions of the dough to roll into balls. Press the balls in bowls of hemp seeds, coconut or chia seed, or cocoa powder to coat.
Store on the counter for upto 3 days. refrigerate for upto 3 weeks or freeze for upto 2 months.
* If the dates are dryer, process them so they break into small pieces then remove from the processor, then add the nuts and process into a meal.
Dates substitute: use a mix of 2 tbsp maple syrup and 2 tbsp or so coconut sugar/brown sugar, you might need to add some flour(oat, regular or almond) if the mixture is too sticky. For other substitute options, see ingredient list paragraph in the post.
Cashew substitute: Use macadamia nuts or more walnuts as a substitute
Variations: Add 1/4 tsp instant coffee. Add a few drops of vanilla extra or vanilla bean paste for additional flavor. Add a tbsp of hemp seeds or protein powder with the nuts for additional protein.
Nutrition is for 1 ball coated in hemp seeds
Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg