Cacao Brownie Bites

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These no bake, 4-ingredient cacao brownie bites taste chocolatey and fudgy but without all the guilt. They are easy to make and are a healthy snack or treat.

This is my current favorite snack. The ingredients don’t seem like they would create a brownie-like treat, but they do.
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These balls are made up of walnuts, dates, cacao powder, water and a touch of honey. That’s it. The key is the cacao powder.

Cacao is a superfood full of antioxidants. It is chocolate in its purest raw form. Most of the chocolate we consume is processed, which removes many of the nutrients and health benefits found in cacao.
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Cacao powder is very rich and contains very little fat. When added to these bites, it makes them very chocolatey and fudgy. The dates are used to sweeten these bites, as well as to help them stick together and create that slightly chewy brownie texture. The ground walnuts act almost like a flour, giving a lightness to these bites as well as adding nutrition and a nutty flavor.
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You can roll the finished balls in more cacao powder or other toppings. I rolled some in crushed pistachios and unsweetened shredded coconut.
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Cacao Brownie Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
No-bake cacao brownie bites that taste chocolatey and fudgy without all the guilt. They are easy to make and are a healthy snack or treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp honey optional; it helps the mixture be a little more sticky but it's not necessary

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add walnuts and pulse until finely ground. Add in remaining ingredients. Pulse until dates are broken down and everything is combined. The finished result should look a little crumbly but when you touch the mixture, it should be slightly sticky and moist rather than dry. If you scoop out a small spoonful and squeeze, the mixture should be sticky enough to stay together.
  2. Using a tablespoon, measure out 1 tbsp of the mixture and then press a few times into the palm of your hand to compact it before rolling into a round ball with both hands. Set aside. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  3. Roll balls in cacao powder or other toppings like unsweetened coconut flakes or crushed nuts. Store in airtight container in fridge. Balls can be eaten straight from the fridge. Store up to one week.

Notes:

  • Nutrition estimate does not include the honey.
Nutrition Facts
Cacao Brownie Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie bite)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Potassium 129mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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2 comments on “Cacao Brownie Bites”

  1. I love to see your posts. I will definately try these Cacao Brownie bites. But I also enjoy reading about restaurants that I am not able to visit. I look forward to each day! Thank you!

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