No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

These No Bake Brownie Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy

breakfast or snack!

No bake brownie energy bites in a pile inside of a half of a dried coconut shell

Things I love about summer: flip flops, grilling, summer fruits, and no bake treats. No bake treats made with 5 main ingredients, in 10 minutes, that will add no extra heat to your already hot summer home AND that taste like brownies! Sounds pretty perfect right? Case in point: these No Bake Brownie Energy Bites also known as bliss balls. P.S. I’ve already made these three times and it’s not even summer.

No bake brownie energy bites in a pile inside of a half of a dried coconut shell

Let’s back up a bit: I am really, really bad at making breakfast on time: true story! It’s not that I try and skip it, but I seem to find a ton of excuses early in the morning. Extra sleep, fantasising about loaded waffles, promising myself I will have a protein smoothie. When I make make-ahead treats however like these brownies bites, pumpkin pie overnight oatsbanana oat breakfast cookies  or oat waffles, I am totally on top of my on-time breakfast time.

I’ve been making these bites consistently for a year now. It’s safe to say that not only do they always prove to be easy and convenient, but they taste absolutely amazing, like little chewy and fudgy brownie bites.  You won’t even realise they’re made with total whole food ingredients and filled with tons of energy. The main sweetener here are dates, which are naturally sweet, chewy and loaded with tons of nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as fibre, vitamin A and vitamin K.

 ingredients to make no bake brownie energy bites on a cutting board ( almonds coconut flakes, dates, coco powder, salt and walnuts)
I made these recently again in my healthy plane travel snacks post and for my last trip to Salt Lake City and they really helped not only to keep hunger at bay, but also to help stave off the sweet sugary treats in the airport. I randomly added in some coconut then and knew I had to add them permanently to the ingredient list for these babies. Truthfully, when is coconut not the perfect addition? They not only added another layer of flavour, but make the outer layer of these brownies even cuter and pretty heavenly-looking.

Win, win.

No bake brownie energy bites in a pile inside of a half of a dried coconut shell in front of ingredients

In synopsis, these bites are:

Chocolate-y

Coconut-y

Chewy
Sweet
Cute and
Addictive!

Put them on your to make list for this summer. Put them in a coconut (I am convinced they taste better that way) and eat as much as you like. I promise, you won’t be able to stop at just one.

close up of No bake brownie energy bites in a pile inside of a half of a dried coconut shell

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These No Bake Brownie Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack!

No bake brownie energy bites in a pile inside of a half of a dried coconut shell

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites

These No Bake Brownie Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates Medjool, chopped
  • 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • pinch salt
Instructions

Instructions

  • Grind the walnuts and almonds in a food processor, until a dough starts to form. Add the dates, cocoa powder, ¼ cup shredded coconut flakes and salt and process until incorporated and the mixture begins to turn into a dough.
  • Roll the mixture into round balls using the help of saran wrap (wrap it around the bites to form a circle), until all the mixture is finished.
  • Roll the balls in the last ¼ cup shredded coconut flakes.
  • Place in the fridge for at least an hour, then enjoy!

Video

NOTES
This recipe is raw, gluten free and vegan. If you’re using regular dates, you may need to soak them a bit since they’re drier than Medjool dates.
HOW TO STORE
You can store these brownie bites in the fridge in a zipped or air tight tupperware container for at least 3 weeks if the dates are fresh.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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97 comments

  1. RANDY E THILL says:

    5 stars
    making these for the valentine’s day fundraiser. They are the yummiest. And only vegan customers get them!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome Randy Enjoy!Thanks so much for your kind words!

  2. Almina says:

    5 stars
    Yum! They were too crumbly to make into balls- so we’re slightly imperfectly shaped. But tasted great!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome Almina! We’re so happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading!

  3. Alice Carroll says:

    Are the nutrition facts per bite?

    Taste lovely but they didn’t stick together so I must have done something wrong

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Alice they are per bite! Hmm not sure what happened. Did you use more than a cup of dates?

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