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Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites

10 min

Snack

Dessert

Make-ahead

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

No-bake

On-the-go

The brownie bites are deliciously fudgy and so wholesome. They make for a lovely snack or dessert and are always a hit when taken to picnics or potlucks. We like to make a big batch to store in the freezer for on-demand snacks when our sweet tooth strikes.

brownie bites

Total

10 min

Prep

10 min

Contains

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tree nut

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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sesame

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gluten

Ingredients

Optional coating

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Directions

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  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until a fudge consistency is achieved. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  2. Then add the chocolate to the food processor and pulse a few times to coarsely chop and incorporate the chocolate.
  3. Using your hands, form little round balls with the dough. If desired, roll in a decorative coating, and enjoy!

Notes

  • * If hard, soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes and drain.
  • Make ahead: these bites can be made in a large batch and enjoyed whenever you please. They are delicious when enjoyed frozen, but can also be thawed for 5 - 10 minutes before enjoying.

Storage

  • The bites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Leila - Sept. 17, 2021, 3:11 p.m.

Hi Sadia, can I add protein powder in these?

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 4:02 a.m.

Hey there, Leila, thanks for the question! We can't say for certain as we haven't tested it out. Perhaps you could add more dates if the mixture isn't sticky enough with the extra powder though? Do let us know if you experiment with it 🤗


Amani - Sept. 14, 2021, 10:22 p.m.

I love all your recipes and this one was quick and easy!!! Delicious!! Made it with my mom I am 7.

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

Aw, we appreciate this so much, Amani! So lovely that you and your mom made it together 😊


Michaela - Sept. 13, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

Very delicious! I put some tahini in, its 😋


Merel - Aug. 22, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

Love these! Thank you for this recipe. I have made them several times already. This week my boyfriend took a whole batch to his family, who also loved them.


tanushree - Aug. 16, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

quick question : could i possibly swap out the mejool dates for peanut butter? i am not a huge fan of the flavor of dates D:

PUL Team - Aug. 17, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

Hey there, Tanushree, thanks for the question! The dates add natural sweetness while also helping with stickiness to keep the brownie bites together.

We can't say for certain as we haven't tested it out, but we'd recommend experimenting with another dried fruit, syrup or nut butter to use in place of the dates. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 😃


DK - Aug. 15, 2021, 3:59 a.m.

Hey Sadia,

Will these be a good idea to send in my kids lunchbox? Or just good to enjoy at home. I am looking to make snacks for his box and would really really appreciate suggestions; esp since the few I checked out in your all suggest refrigerator...thank you.

P.S love love love your blog and have tried many recipes. Will be adding reviews in the days to come

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Hello DK! You may find they squish easily, but little ones tend to enjoy them 😃 If your little one has an insulated lunch kit the refrigerated snacks should be fine. We tend to say refrigerated for extending the recipes freshness 😊

We'll note down a request for more lunch kit-friendly snacks, although, in the meantime, you may enjoy our Crunchy Sesame Snaps (pickuplimes.com/recipe/crunch…), Cowboy Cookies (pickuplimes.com/recipe/one-bo…) or roasted chickpeas (pickuplimes.com/recipe/ranch-…). Happy cooking!


Hannah - Aug. 12, 2021, 2:28 a.m.

These were delicious! I made a few substitutions: I swapped the cocoa powder with vegan chocolate protein powder, and the raw cashews with raw almonds. The result was a chocolatey fudge goodness nonetheless! They are healthy but definitely don’t taste like it, which is just what I like haha. I’ll definitely be making these again.

PUL Team - Aug. 12, 2021, 3:54 a.m.

Ooo we appreciate the review, Hannah! Love hearing your experience with this one :)


Emily - Aug. 4, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

I've made this recipe several times, occasionally subbing the walnuts for almonds depending on what I have in my cupboard. Delicious and fudgy, these are a go-to for me. I would definitely recommend.

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 5:24 a.m.

Thanks for sharing, Emily, so glad the brownies have been enjoyed!


Greg - Aug. 2, 2021, 7:08 a.m.

This looks so good! I was wondering if you've tried a different combination of nuts? The reason I ask is that there is a nut allergy in our family specifically to walnuts and cashews. Would hazelnuts and almonds work? Or maybe pecans and Brazil nuts? I'm really looking forward to trying this (modified) recipe.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 7:42 a.m.

Hi Greg, we haven't tested it out but imagine it could work! Do let us know if you give any combos a try :)

Emily - Aug. 4, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

I've tried this recipe with almonds and it worked really well xx

Greg - Aug. 10, 2021, 9:01 p.m.

I finally got around to making these. I was worried my small food processor wouldn't be able to handle the job but it worked out OK. Anyway, they came out great! I used hazelnuts and almonds as the nut combination. In the future, I'll try some different combinations. These were super easy and fun to make! Thanks again for sharing the recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2021, 1:35 a.m.

So glad the recipe was enjoyed, Greg, thanks for the update!


Sanjana - Aug. 1, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

I've made these multiple times now! Love 'em! So easy, so yummy and healthy!
My boyfriend, who does not really like dates, loves these too. <3


Joy - July 25, 2021, 7:52 p.m.

So easy to make and incredibly delicious!


CJ - July 25, 2021, 1:18 p.m.

So good! These are my go to, to satisfy that chocolate cravings.


Ana-Claudia - July 24, 2021, 7:46 p.m.

Love them! My boyfriend and friends love them too! I followed the recipe, maybe 1-2 dates less, and they turned out perfect! I wanted to freeze some, but didn’t get the chance to :)) I also like that they are really quick and easy to do (I am usually slow when cooking.. :) )

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

Oh, Ana-Claudia, thank you for the review! It's so appreciated ✨


Katie - July 23, 2021, 12:11 p.m.

Love these as a dessert, snack or a little energy boost on the trails! Always make these when going camping! Love the portability of them! I also love pulsing in some cacao nibs at the end to give them a little crunch! Just another great way to mix up and already delicious snack! Also, rolling in coconut is highly recommended!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

Oooh some cacao nibs for crunch seems like a lovely addition, thanks for sharing Katie!


Ana - July 8, 2021, 9:05 p.m.

I always have a batch of these in the freezer and when I feel like having something sweet I have one of them (sometimes even two!). Just remember to make the balls as soon as the mixture is ready. I once left it on the counter for a few hours and the oils from the nuts separated from the mixture. Totally recommend!!!

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 5:03 a.m.

Indeed the mixture will separate if left to sit for too long! Thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe, Ana ✨


Fatu C - July 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

Amazing taste and easy healthy recipe 🤩 love it!


Carolina Díaz - July 8, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

These ones are a must! The texture is great and the flavour is just unreal!! My favorite ones are the ones with cocoa powder so yummy


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 6:10 p.m.

Another great recipe that keeps in the fridge forever and is always there to satisfy the sweet tooth!


Ladina - May 10, 2021, 10:54 a.m.

I made these for Mother’s Day and they were delicious! My mom loved them! Thank you so much for this great recipe. :)

PUL Team - May 11, 2021, 4:58 a.m.

Happiest of Mother's Days to you and your mum, Ladina! So happy a PUL recipe could be part of the special occasion ✨🥰


Shuchita - May 4, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

These are delicious. I have made these several times. Since the dates I use is hard, I soak them first. For the first two tries, the texture became very mushy. So I started to soak and then dry them. It helped with the texture. Also, the texture is better when taken out from fridge/freezer.
Thank you for this recipe! And your new website is amazing. I love the recipe scaling feature.

PUL Team - May 8, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

We appreciate you sharing this so much, Shuchita! Drying the dates is a lovely idea. So happy you're enjoying the new website as well 🙂


Maria Mifsud - May 4, 2021, 12:16 p.m.

Made these brownie bites they are delicious will difently do them again and my daughter loves them. Thank you for the recipe.


Julie - April 25, 2021, 7:05 a.m.

Gave this recipe a try, it is amazing, the taste and the texture, all of it <3 Definitely a recipe to go with for substituting chocolate sweets.
Gonna grab them for today's hike, thank you so much for the recipe! You make vegan so delicious and fun!

PUL Team - April 26, 2021, 6:09 a.m.

We hope you had a wonderful hike, Julie, and are so glad the brownies bites were enjoyed!


Lola - April 24, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

I really liked the idea behind this recipe, and the ingredients were really easy to find! However for some reason the texture was really off? I made sure to use the right proportions and all but it seemed very moussey and liquid, not very fudge/brownie like. Do you know what went wrong?
Lola

PUL Team - April 25, 2021, 1:22 a.m.

Hi Lola! It sounds like the mixture may have been overmixed a bit. When the initial mixture is just well enough blended, you can add in the chocolate until it's just coarsely chopped and then stop mixing again. This helps prevent the mixture from breaking down too much and the chocolate from melting which both make it more liquidy! Do let us know if this helps 😊


Lizzie - April 24, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

I love these chocolate bites!!


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 22, 2021, 9:19 a.m.

Such a wonderful complement to fruits during fika!!!! I completely agree that they’re more tasty when taken out from the freezer, especially the texture.

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 1:14 a.m.

Ooh sounds lovely! So happy you enjoyed this one, Louise :D