Raw Brownie Bites (Vegan, Paleo)

Meet my new solution to your next chocolate craving.

plate of raw brownie bites

These brownie bites are something special. They are a simple combination of dates, walnuts, and cocoa powder, but they taste far more rich and decadent than you’d expect. Walnuts are a nutritional powerhouse, which have been shown to help reduce cholesterol, as well as increase omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells. Studies have also shown that walnuts can particularly help with decreasing fat deposits in the mid-section. Paired with mineral-rich dates, these treats are a truly guilt-free indulgence.

Oddly enough, my favorite aspect of these brownie bites is that they remind me of the fudgy chocolate filling found in Keebler E.L. Fudge cookies. Crazy, I know, but they really do. I adored those cookies growing up, so this was a happy surprise on my part! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.

Raw Brownie Bites (Vegan, Paleo)
Makes about one dozen

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups raw walnut halves
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol free, if you prefer)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup soft dates, pitted (about 10 Medjool dates)
1 tablespoon water

Additional cocoa powder, for coating (optional)

Directions:

In a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, grind the walnuts into a fine meal. Add in the rest of the ingredients, and process again until a sticky, uniform dough is formed. Scoop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, to prevent sticking. Roll the balls between your hands, and roll them in cocoa powder, if desired.

making raw brownie bites in a food processor

Store the balls in the fridge or freezer, and serve them chilled for the most firm texture. (I prefer them frozen, myself.)

plate of brownie bites

4.91 from 40 votes
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Raw Brownie Bites (Vegan, Paleo)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Quick and easy brownie bites that are exclusively sweetened with fruit!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 135 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (alcohol free, if you prefer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup soft dates , pitted (about 10 Medjool dates)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Additional cocoa powder , for coating (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, grind the walnuts into a fine meal. Add in the rest of the ingredients, and process again until a sticky, uniform dough is formed. Scoop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, to prevent sticking. Roll the balls between your hands, and roll them in cocoa powder, if desired.
  2. Store the balls in the fridge or freezer, and serve them chilled for the most firm texture. (I prefer them frozen, myself.)

Notes:

  • I prefer the taste of walnuts in these brownies, but feel free to use any other nut you like, including pecans or almonds. (Seeds may work, too, for a nut-free version.)
  • If you don’t have access to dates, try making these with another dried fruit, like raisins, instead. The flavor will be different, but still tasty!

Enjoy!

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Comments

Gina

I followed a recipe from a different site last week and they didn’t work out but these were perfect and so easy to make! I substituted vanilla extract with orange extract and they were amazing, thank you for the recipe!

Liza

exactly what I was hoping to find. I just had 3 of them. they are so lovely! many thanks!

Linda

OMG! These were soooooo yummy!!! I added some figs, chia and flax seeds and these are absolutely PERFECT for chocolate/sweet craving! I even ‘tricked’ my guy into trying one and he said they were ‘Okay brownie-ish’ (he hates all things vegetable and fruit or good for you). Love love love these! Thank you so much! I am new to this eating clean lifestyle and I was struggling to find yummy things. I am struggling with a low body pH so I am now gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, grain free, paleo/vegan/organic/alkaline. Phew! Thanks again!

Randy

Anyone know the nutritional information? How many is a serving? The carb and sugar count?

Mary

These were amazing and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a sweet but health snack.

Cara

Sooo tasty and very SATISFYING! When I want to indulge I Don’t feel the slightest bit guilty. Yum!

Allison

FAB! Just made these and I was skeptical of the overall time described in the recipe, but much to my disbelief making these brownies was quite fast (~10 minutes or less)! I’m also happy to say that these ingredients were easy to find in the grocery store too, not like some paleo, vegan, etc. recipes.

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