Want a healthy, nutritious snack that’s quick and easy to make and tastes just as good as a rich, gooey brownie? These raw brownie bites are just what you’re looking for! They’re packed full of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients, but they taste just as good as a dense and fudgy brownie.
These raw brownie bites have got to be one of the easiest snacks to make. Simply throw everything into the food processor and then roll the resulting mixture into bite-sized balls. Children can often be a bit reluctant to eat nuts and dates, so if you’ve been trying to find ways to increase the healthy fats in your child’s diet, these raw brownie bites are a sure-fire winner.
Not only are these bite-sized treats a superb alternative to eating ordinary fat- and sugar-filled brownies, but they’re a great way to give yourself a quick boost of energy in a healthy, natural way. You can nibble on them before or after the gym or even in the middle of the afternoon to help you keep your energy levels up.
This recipe makes 10 small raw brownie bites, but you can easily decrease or increase the ingredients to make as few or as many brownie bites as you need to. These brownie bites also store really well. I love preparing a great big batch in one go and then keeping the extras in the freezer so I’ve always got a delicious energy-boosting snack to hand. To store these raw brownie bites, place them inside a Ziploc bag. They’ll then keep in the freezer for up to six months or in the fridge for up to one week.
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup almonds
½ cup chopped, pitted dates
1 tablespoon almond milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend on high speed until all the ingredients have been totally broken down and you’re left with a dough-like mixture. It can take up to 10 minutes to get the texture right, so be patient. You’ll probably have to use a spatula to scrape down the insides of the bowl several time to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.
2. When you’ve got a dough-like texture, scoop out the mixture in one tablespoon-sized portions and roll each one into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used up. If the mixture is a bit crumbly, wet your hands with water and carry on rolling the mix into balls. Store the balls inside a Ziploc bag or plastic container before eating.