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If you’ve ever had the urge to eat some chocolate, but you don’t want to bake anything, and you just want something EASY, these no bake brownie bites are just what you need. They’re Paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and so so yummy.
And they couldn’t be simpler.
You can have a batch ready in five minutes start-to-finish.
Plus, you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now. So, what are you waiting for!?
How to Make These No Bake Brownie Bites
To make these no bake date brownie balls, you’ll need a food processor, something to scoop the balls with, and the ingredients.
The process is simple:
- Blend the walnuts
- Add the cocoa & salt
- Add the dates
- Scoop into balls & enjoy
- Food processor (we’ve had this one for about 10 years now and it’s still going strong).
- 1 Tbsp cookie scooper (get the one we have here)
Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks For Success
Overall, these are super simple to make, but I’m here to make this as simple as possible for you. So here are my best tips & tricks for success!
Are your date & walnut brownie bites not sticking together?
Try adding a few extra dates, one at a time until the mixture is sticky enough to stick together.
How big should the chocolate date balls be?
I used a 1 Tbsp cookie scooper (this is the exact one I used) to make these, and it worked great. You could easily use a spoon, if you’d prefer.
I like my no bake brownie bites to be about 1” diameter so they’re easy to grab and take a bite of. The 1 Tbsp cookie scooper does a good job of making them uniformly about this size.
Can I make these ahead of time?
These brownie bites will last in the fridge for a week or two. So you can definitely make them ahead of time.
What else can I do with dates?
Dates are typically sold dried (sometimes pitted already, but often not). They're very easy to pit with a knife. Cut a slit down the side and grab the pit to remove it.
If you have dates left over, you can use them to:
- Sweeten your smoothies
- In some desserts in place of sugar
- Eat them as a snack with some of your favorite nut butter stuffed in the middle
- Or make these 5 minute no bake dessert balls (spiced with ginger)
More no-bake chocolate recipes
Looking for more simple, easy healthy chocolate recipes to enjoy (that don't involve any oven time)?
- No Bake Dessert Balls - Chocolate and Zesty Ginger
- Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
- Homemade Almond Chocolate Bark
- 2 cups whole walnuts
- 2 cups pitted dates (~20)
- 1 cup cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
- ¼ tsp salt
1. In your food processor, pulse the walnuts until finely ground
2. Add the cocoa powder & salt, then pulse until combined
3. Add the dates, one at a time, to the bowl of the food processor, while it’s on
4. Once the dates are all added, process the mixture until it’s crumbly, and sticks together.
5. Use a scooper, a spoon, or your hands to roll the mixture into balls.
6. Serve, eat, and enjoy!