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Chocolate Covered Brownie Energy Bites

Nutrient packed energy bites that taste like brownies covered in homemade almond butter chocolate! Bite into this deliciousness when you have a sweet craving, need a snack, or a boost of energy.
Prep Time: 25 mins
Servings: 25 Bites
Author: Shweta

Ingredients

For the bites:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup packed dates, ~8-10 pitted and soaked mejdool dates
  • ¼ cup almond butter, I used unsalted, unsweetened
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt, omit of almond butter is salted

For the chocolate:

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter, unsweetened and unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

For the Brownie Bliss Balls:

  • In a food processor, blend walnuts until a fine crumbled texture. Then add dates, almond butter, almond flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt (if using).
  • On a large tray (I used a cookie sheet), line some parchment paper. Then, take a tablespoon and scoop out the mixture. Roll into balls and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes so they harden slightly before covering with chocolate.

For the Chocolate:

  • Place the cocoa powder, vanilla, almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to soften the mixture into a melted chocolate consistency. Then stir until smooth and no clumps remain. If your mixture gets too watery, set aside for 5-10 minutes until your desired consistency.
  • Remove the rolled bites from the fridge and roll each bite in the prepared chocolate.
  • After chocolate coating is complete, freeze for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • Enjoy cold or room temperature (see coconut oil notes). Keep refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 1 month!

Notes

  • If you do not have pitted dates, soak the dates in warm water for 1 hour and then remove pits. If the dates are dry, you can soak them in warm water for 30 minutes to 1 hour and then use.
  • These brownie bliss balls taste amazing even if you choose to omit the chocolate coating.
  • Coconut oil melts at 76°F so I highly recommend keeping the bites cold, otherwise the chocolate coating gets too soft.
  • Storage Suggestions: Keep refrigerated for 1 week or in the freezer for 1 month.
Keywords: Bliss Balls, Energy Bites