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Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bites

10 min

Snack

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

  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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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Emily - May 15, 2022, 6:27 a.m.

These are really yummy and make a really great desk snack :) I rolled some of mine in chocolate shavings as well and it was really nice. One thing I noticed though is some batches turn a little oily and more difficult to shape. I make small batches of 10 my first batches were perfect. I was wondering if you might know what I'm doing wrong? Oily or not they are still very tasty! :)

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 2:33 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Emily, and that's a great question! Over-processing the mixture can cause the nuts to release some of their natural oils which will make the balls oily. Trying to stop blending when the mixture can be pressed into balls, such as a fudge-like consistency, but not overmixing afterwards will help avoid this 🙂


Bianca - May 9, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

So yummy and sweet
I’m making them for my 39 weeks being pregnant because the jewel dates are also highly recommended to soften the cervix
So this will be a great way to incorporate dates into my diet in a not so boring way ;)

PUL Team - May 9, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

So thrilled they're being enjoyed! Wishing you and your little one an abundance of health and wellness, Bianca ☺️


Daniela, Aiden, and Caitlyn - April 22, 2022, 5:03 a.m.

They were good in the first batch we forgot the dark chocolate but even with no dark chocolate it still tasted good really good recipe -Aiden
Delicious! Very rich in flavor, and a perfect snack! -Caitlyn
My 10 year old son made these, with my help. We had a great time together and enjoyed them very much! My little food processor, though, almost overheated, even though we soaked the dates first. Can you make these with oats and maple syrup instead of the dates?

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:40 a.m.

Hi there, Daniela, Aiden, and Caitlyn! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the brownie bites. We're so glad they were enjoyed. A high-power food processor is encouraged to make sure the machine doesn't break. One alternative may be to mash the dates with a fork after they've soaked rather than blending. This will certainly be a bit more work though.

We haven't tested out oats with syrup but that sounds like a delicious idea too! If you experiment with it and the mixture isn't quite sticky enough you could add some nut butter or put them in the freezer to allow the bites to harden. We hope this helps for now, Daniela, Aiden, and Caitlyn, and thank you all for helping make our PUL community so incredible 😃


Helena - April 15, 2022, 2:48 p.m.

Thought it would be a bit too sweet because of the consistency and the amount of dates but it was just the perfect. Very delicate. I coated a few with both shredded coconut and cocoa powder and it was absolutely divine ! Will definitely prepare it again !

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Awe we're so happy to hear, Helena, thanks a bunch 🤗


Jonna - April 13, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

These are so good. I'm on my second batch and I store the in the freezer, and they are delicious after being defrosted too. When rolled in cacao powder they taste like truffles.

PUL Team - April 13, 2022, 5:41 p.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, Jonna, it means so much!


Suzanne Dantas - April 13, 2022, 12:16 p.m.

Awesome!!!


Iris - April 3, 2022, 9:25 a.m.

They are delicious, sticky and chocolatey. Our food processor isn't great, so I had to blitz the dates and nuts and then do the cocoa powder.

PUL Team - April 3, 2022, 11:01 p.m.

Hey Iris, thanks for sharing! We indeed recommend a high-power food processor if possible. Do let us know if you have any other feedback 🙂


Akanksha Baswant - Feb. 9, 2022, 10:07 a.m.

Theses recipes are really super easy and that has changed my life drastically. I can indulge on my cravings with healthy alternatives and won’t feel guilty.

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 7:49 p.m.

We're so happy the recipe is being enjoyed, Akanksha, and love that cravings are being honoured 😊


Dina - Feb. 3, 2022, 1:29 p.m.

I made these for my mom for mother’s day last year. They were really easy to make and she loved them.
Thanks for the great recipe.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 2:38 a.m.

So kind of you to gift them, Dina - thank you 😃


Sona Demirchyan - Feb. 3, 2022, 10:31 a.m.

These are so incredibly delicious! I can't believe how easy they are to make. I am now obsessed and will be asking everyone to try them. Thank you for the recipe PUL!

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 2:32 a.m.

So glad the brownie bites are being enjoyed, Sona!


Nicolas - Jan. 29, 2022, 4 a.m.

Have you tried making them in a Vitamix? I own one, but not a food processor, and definitely want to give them a try!

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 7:48 p.m.

Hey Nicolas! We haven't personally, but given Vitamix blenders are generally powerful enough for nuts, we imagine it could work depending on the model! If you hear any weird sounds or smell anything unexpected, it likely would be best to stop blending though. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 🙂


Lauren - Jan. 27, 2022, 9:58 p.m.

These are amazing. I never leave reviews on anything but these bites definitely deserve a 5 star rating. I forgot to buy cashews so used almonds instead.
I have been struggling with a sugar addiction, so being able to have my chocolate and sugar cravings satisfied with just one or two of these bites is helping me combat those voices calling for a midnight snack of junk food!

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

Hi Lauren 🙂 It means so much that you took the time to share the review. We're so glad the brownies are being enjoyed! In case you're interested and haven't already seen it, we have an article with some tips to manage sugar here: pickuplimes.com/article/a-gui…

Lauren - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:36 p.m.

That article is what actually brought me to your site in the first place 😊 thank you!


Hayley - Jan. 11, 2022, 9:14 a.m.

Hi! I was wondering if you can use pitted dates instead of Medjool dates? I read Medjool dates are much sweeter so I'm unsure if substituting will greatly affect the flavour.

Thank you for everything you do! Your recipes provide endless inspiration for me!

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:12 a.m.

Hey there, Hayley! Feel free to use whatever dates are the most accessible to you. We prefer pitted Medjool dates as they're generally a bit bigger and chewier than the more firm and smaller dates available to us. You may find it helpful to add a few more dates or some syrup to the mixture if it's not as sticky. It should be fine, but if more sweeteness if desired you could always add some sugar to taste too 😊


Ana-Marija - Dec. 26, 2021, 9:31 p.m.

Can you please make nutrition info by 100 grams, not by a ball/bite?

PUL Team - Dec. 27, 2021, 10:51 p.m.

Hey there, Ana-Marija, thanks for the request! Our current website provides the nutrition information per defined portion size rather than grams, although it appears that each brownie bite without a coating is approximately 21 grams. This would be 4.76x the current nutrition information to translate it into 100 grams. We hope this helps for now 🙂


Breanna - Dec. 24, 2021, 10:41 p.m.

I've made these many times since I first tried them out. They always turn out delicious! We usually make a double batch to be able to keep some in the freezer. The adults and kids (ages 5 and 2) in our family love them. Thanks for a great recipe!

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear everyone is enjoying them, Breanna, thank you!


Linda - Oct. 25, 2021, 1:07 a.m.

These are so good. The perfect little sweet taste with a cup of tea. A hit with the kids. First batch disappeared so have had to make a second batch which is always the sign of a great recipe.

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 5:01 a.m.

A lovely sign indeed! Thank you for sharing your experience with this one, Linda 😃


Johanna - Oct. 21, 2021, 10:14 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe! I finally got a food processor (we live in Belgium, I got the magimix that you work with!) and this is the first recipe I made with it. So exciting!! I had enough ingredients for a double portion. Our kids helped me make them, it was a great activity during quarantine (2 of our 3 kids are covid possible for the moment, symptom-free thankfully) and now we have a healthy treat in the fridge. They can't get over the fact that there's barely any sugar in them :)
We had only walnuts (no cashews) and I didn't soak them, but I did toast them, and it all turned out great. I've been subscribed to your YouTube since years and LOVE your videos and recipes. All the best!

PUL Team - Oct. 22, 2021, 3:38 a.m.

So exciting to hear about the food processor, Johanna! We're glad the brownies were enjoyed with it 🤗 Thank YOU as well for being here and sharing the kind words! We hope your little ones get well soon 💚


Evelyn - Oct. 16, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

Hi Sadia! I wanted to make these with some friends but they’re allergic to cashews. Would it be possible to sub them for another nut like almonds or pecans? Thanks!

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2021, 2:36 a.m.

Hi Evelyn! So kind of you to make them for friends 😊 Indeed, we've had a few positive reviews with almonds in place of cashews. Do let us know if you experiment with any other nuts!


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 😊

Lola - Feb. 19, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

Tried it again and they were AMAZING! Thank you :)


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