No-Bake Brownie Bites

Unbelievably fudgy, nutty, vegan brownie bites with no baking required. Just 7 whole food ingredients and 10 minutes stand between you and these deceptively decadent treats.


  • 1 ¼ cup medjool dates (~14 dates, measured after pitting // if dry, soak in warm water for 15 minutes, then drain and pat dry)
  • 1/4 cup organic cacao or cocoa powder, plus more for rolling (or sub carob for chocolate-free / caffeine-free)
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 ½ Tbsp almond butter (creamy salted // or sub other nut or seed butter of choice)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (use more or less depending on saltiness of nut butter)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. To a food processor add pitted dates, cocoa or cacao powder, hemp seeds, walnuts, almond butter (or other nut/seed butter), salt, and vanilla.
  2. Pulse until the mixture is well blended and starts to clump together (~30 seconds – 1 minute). If it’s too dry or crumbly and it doesn’t stick together when pressed between two fingers, add more nut butter or pitted dates (just ensure your dates are sticky and fresh, or it will only further dry out the mixture.)
  3. Scoop out 1 ½ Tbsp amounts and gently roll into balls. As the original recipe is written, ~14 balls.
  4. Enjoy immediately as is, or roll in extra cocoa, cacao, or carob powder for an extra chocolaty exterior. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer up to 1 month (often longer). Let come close to room temperature before enjoying for best texture.

Recipe & Image Source: Minimalist Baker