This Paleo Brownie Bites recipe makes about 12 delicious no-bake Paleo (and Vegan) friendly bite-sized brownie balls that are soft, sweet, chocolatey, and slightly coconut-y in flavor. Packed with lots of fiber, protein and healthy fats, this snack proves to be a fantastic alternative to a heavily processed and sugary treat/dessert.
- 2/3 cup organic raw walnut halves
- 1/3 cup organic unsweetened raw cacao or cocoa powder
- 3/4-1 cup organic soft medjool dates, pitted (about 7-10 medium sized dates)
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract (or 1-2 fresh vanilla beans)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk (this one is guar-gum and BPA free)
- 2/3 cups organic shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 small bowl
- Saran wrap
- Place dates in a bowl of warm water for a minute and allow to soften.
- Add cacao powder and walnuts to food processor.
- Blend cacao powder and walnuts until the walnuts become fine crumbs.
- Drain dates from water and place in the food processor with the cocoa and walnut crumbs.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Mix well until everything is combined. (It may not combine completely until liquid is added.)
- Add coconut milk half a tablespoon at a time.
- Pulse cocoa, walnuts, dates, vanilla and coconut milk until the dough combines into a ball in the middle of the food processor.
- If dough contains too much liquid, add a tablespoon or more of cocoa powder to bring it back to a dough consistency.
- Using a spatula, transfer dough into a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or place in freezer to chill.
- Once dough is chilled, put coconut into a shallow bowl.
- Scoop tablespoons of dough and roll them in your palm until small round balls are formed.
- Roll balls into coconut, pressing flakes gently into the balls.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can also freeze the balls.
- Keep brownie bites chilled before eating.
You can also roll the balls into cocoa powder or chopped nuts.