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No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites

No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites

by Starr Long - November 21, 2017

Tis the season! It’s time for family meals, office parties, and social gatherings! This is the most difficult time of year to maintain a healthy lifestyle, or even to start making healthier lifestyle choices. Here’s the good news- You can maintain a healthy lifestyle, and STILL ENJOY DESSERT this season… With no guilty strings attached! There are endless healthier holiday recipes out there, so let’s get started with one that I enjoy.
These No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites are quick, easy, and exclusively sweetened with fruit!

No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites

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)

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.
Store the balls in the refrigerator or freezer, and serve them chilled for the most firm texture.
Makes about one dozen.


  • Walnuts are recommended for use 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!


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