Gluten-Free and vegan, these healthy No Bake Brownie Bites are super rich and chocolatey but packed with nutrients! Just 7 ingredients and 15 minutes, it couldn't be easier to have a healthy chocolate snack or dessert at the ready!
No Bake Brownie Bites
Easy, Nourishing, Chocolatey and Yummy!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned food blogging, it’s that you all love chocolate!
You also love healthier No Bake snacks and treats!
So these gluten-free No Bake Brownie Bites seemed like a natural recipe to make!
They are super rich and chocolatey but packed with goodness!
And they take just 10-15 minutes to prep so couldn’t be easier to have a healthy chocolate snack at the ready!
FYI — there is a cooking video on this page. And as with all my recipes, there is printable recipe at the bottom of the page with exact measurements and directions.
So let’s make them!
All you need is:
mini chocolate chips for rolling
almond butter or nut/ seed butter of choice — optional & not shown in photo below
And they couldn’t be simpler or quicker to make!
All you need is a Cuisanart food processor (Amazon affiliate link) and 10-15 minutes!
First you pulse the pecans and walnuts together until very well chopped.
Then add in the dates and pulse until well combined with the nuts and almost paste-like.
If you are adding in almond butter, you’d add it in now.
How will you decide if you want to use almond butter?
These gluten-free No Bake Brownie Bites are super chocolatey and rich… I find the almond butter cuts the richness a bit… so play around and see which you prefer.
Next add in the cocoa power, hemp seeds and sea salt and pulse until well combined into a chocolately “dough”
The “dough” will be smooth, chocolatey and will be able to be rolled into balls easily.
Now all you do is roll them into balls and roll in a few chocolate chips.
As for the chocolate chips, I found that I prefer them only on the outside of these bites so I like to roll just a few in my hand for each brownie bite…. but feel free to play around and leave some without chocolate chips or add even more if you love chocolate!
And the texture is amazing — soft & fudgy but with a little crunch from the chocolate chips!
They can be enjoyed immediately and hold their shape well, but I still like to refrigerate them for an hour on a baking sheet or so before storing them in a container.
Then they can be eaten straight out of the fridge!
Two more pro tips:
1. While I usually store energy bites in the freezer, I prefer to store these in the refrigerator. I like the texture better. They stay well for 1-2 weeks.
2. If you’re unsure about eating all of them in that time frame, you could cut the recipe in 1/2.
Satisfying, nourishing and so yummy, these No Bake Brownie Bites are a perfect healthier chocolate snack or dessert!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
Scroll down for the recipe and leave a comment if you try.
Gluten-Free and vegan, these No Bake Brownie Bites are a super rich and chocolatey but packed with nutrients! A perfect snack or treat! Recipe halves well. Store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, No Bake
Cuisine: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan
Serves: 18 Brownie Bites
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
¼- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips for rolling (optional but recommended)
Optional: 1-2 tablespoons almond butter or nut/seed butter of choice (adding almond butter cuts the richness of these chocolatey treats and makes bites a little creamier)
Place pecans and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped.
Add in dates and pulse until well combined and paste-like.
If using almond butter, add in now and pulse till combined.
Add hemp seeds, cocoa powder and sea salt and pulse until well combined into a smooth chocolatey dough.
Roll into balls (about 1 - 1½ inch diameter). If using chocolate chips, place a few chocolate chips in your hand and roll each ball with chocolate chips. To be more exact in placement, gently press the chocolate chips into the outside of each brownie bite.
Place on a plate or baking sheet and store in the refrigerator for an hour or so before storing in a sealed container. Stay well in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...