No-Bake Brownie Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
These no-bake brownie bites are healthy chocolate fudge balls perfect as an easy vegan snack or dessert.
Plus, these easy brownie balls are ready in 10 minutes, so you don’t have to wait to fix your sweet cravings!
What Are No-Bake Brownie Bites?
If you love brownies but don’t feel like waiting to indulge, try these vegan no-bake brownie bites!
A fudgy chocolate bite recipe loaded with nutritious ingredients to bring you essential omega-3, protein, and plant-based iron!
How To Make No-Bake Brownie Bites
Bliss balls, energy balls, or energy bites, whatever their name, are easy to make and ready in 10 minutes.
The only important part of making delicious energy balls that are soft and consistent is to use a food processor.
In fact, the energy ball batter is thick and sticky, and the recipe is very messy if made in a blender.
That is why you need to use a food processor. They have a larger bowl and removable blade that makes it easy to create soft, fudgy chocolate brownie balls.
Then, the ingredients needed are simple pantry ingredients and no oil! This is an oil-free vegan recipe for sweet lovers!
Let’s see the ingredients you need to make fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate balls without an oven!
- Walnuts – you can also use pecan nuts if preferred, but you need a high-omega-3 nut to create fudgy brownie bites, so don’t swap for almonds, or they will end up dry.
- Pecan– the combination of both nuts creates the most delicious texture. However, if you are running out of pecans, the recipe will work well with walnuts only or seeds like sunflower seeds.
- Coconut flakes – they add the most delicious sweet coconut flavor to these chocolate bites.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Medjool dates – or dealer dates, I provide the recipe with weights for precision so you can swap one variety of dates for another.
- Maple syrup – while Medjool dates are sweet, you need an extra boost of liquid sweetener in this recipe to achieve the perfect brownie sweetness. Other vegan, refined sugar-free sweetener options are agave syrup, rice syrup, or coconut nectar.
- Unsweetened almond milk or any plant-based milk you love like oat milk, rice milk, etc.
- Salt – optional, but it enhances the chocolate flavor of these no-bake brownie bliss balls.
Storing No-Bake Brownie Bites
That is the great part about energy bites. They store for a very long time in the fridge.
Usually, you can store these for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge, but you will probably eat them all before that time!
Another option is to freeze the balls and defrost them 1 hour before you expect to eat them.
No-Bake Brownie Balls Nutrition
There are so many reasons why these brownie balls are healthy vegan snacks for you. In fact, this recipe uses walnuts and sunflower seeds as the main ingredients.
Both are some of the highest omega-3-loaded plant-based ingredients. Omega-3 is an essential fat for your brain and heart functions.
Plus, these two ingredients are also high in vitamin B, magnesium, and iron, which we know is the most difficult nutrient to find on a vegan diet.
So these little vegan treats come in handy for these healthy snacks to reach all your nutrient goals!
Finally, these fudge balls are refined sugar-free, grain-free, and gluten-free too! This means they are healthy snacks for vegan paleo eaters too.
Serving Brownie Energy Bites
Energy bites contain a good amount of plant-based protein and carbs, which makes these perfect as a post-workout refuel or afternoon snack.
Usually, one or two energy bites are very fulfilling and enough to keep your energy level high for the next meal.
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No-bake Brownie Energy Bites
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- 1 ½ cup Walnuts
- ½ cup Pecan Nuts - or pumpkin seeds or more walnuts or almonds
- 1 cup Coconut Flakes
- 300 g Pitted Dates - about 12 medjool
- ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ¼ cup Almond Milk
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup - or agave or coconut nectar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla
- In a food processor, with the S blade attachment add walnuts, pecan nuts, and coconut. Blend on high speed for 30-45 seconds until it forms a coarse mixture.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend at high speed until it comes together as a fudgy sticky paste. If it is too dry, which can happen if the dates you used are not fresh, add up to 3 tablespoons of almond milk, 1 at a time, blending between each addition.
- Scoop out the batter with an ice cream scoop maker and roll the batter between your hands to shape bites.
- Repeat until no more batter is left, you should be able to form 20 brownie balls with the recipe.
- You can keep the balls with no toppings or roll each ball into desiccated coconut or cocoa powder (sweetened or unsweetened as you like).
- Store the brownie balls for up to 3 weeks in the fridge, in an airtight container, or frozen.