Super Chocolately Protein Energy Balls (Brownie Bites)

There are just some days when you need a chocolate fix. Come on, you’ve had days like that? But you’re trying to be healthy. What to do, what to do?! I’ll tell you! Keep reading and learn how to make our super easy, yet totally tasty, no-bake chocolate energy balls (or raw brownie bites as some people like to call them). Trust me, they totally satisfy that chocolate craving and leave you energised for the day ahead.

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Not only are these healthy energy balls, they also taste totally delicious. They’ll make you want to put the kettle on, make yourself a nice brew and put your feet up with a tasty treat. The deep chocolatey taste of the cacao powder will linger on your tongue and their nutty, oatey texture is completely satisfying. These energy balls are also a brilliant source of vegan protein, energy, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fibre.

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Any tips to make these raw brownie bites?

The trick with these is to give them a really good blitz in a food processor, scraping down the sides a couple of times to make sure everything is properly mixed together. It may look like the mixture is struggling in the food processor, but trust me it will all stick together after a few minutes. You need it to be thick to roll into no-bake balls.

Substitutions:

This recipe also calls for rolled oats, just because I like the texture. You can also use instant oats if you don’t have anything else to hand or if you prefer. They will still taste amazing, they might just have a little less texture. I like to use cacao powder in my version just as it’s more nutritious than cocoa powder, containing antioxidants, flavanoids, and magnesium. You can still use cocoa powder if you don’t have any cacao powder to hand, the brownie bites will still be utterly delicious

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How do I store these chocolate energy balls?

These can be stored in the fridge for several days, but they probably won’t last that long. You and your family will probably have eaten them all before then, trust me! These chocolate energy bites are so healty, so why not?!

You’ll get about 18 of these bad boys out of the mixture, depending on how big you make them. If you have kids, then why not get them to help you roll the stick mixture into balls. They’ll love it!

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AuthorSarahCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Needing a chocolate fix? Needing something tasty and healthy? We've got you covered with these no-bake chocolate energy balls. Delicious and healthy, what more could you want?!

Yields18 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients
 80 g rolled oats
 100 g pitted dates (Medjool work best)
 2 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)
 40 g fresh shredded or desiccated coconut (optional)
 2 tbsp hot water

Method
1

You won’t believe how easy this is raw brownie bite recipe is. Literally just stick all the ingredients in a food processor and process until everything is well combined. It's that simple.

2

You will probably need to stop a couple of times to scrape down the sides in between blitzes, just to make sure everything gets well combined. It's a sticky mixture.

3

You can omit the coconut if you don’t have any to hand or would prefer it without, these energy balls still taste great, I just love the coconutty flavour!

4

Once everything looks nicely chocolatey and sticky, you can roll them into roughly 2 inch balls.

5

Place in a container and leave in the fridge for about 1 hour to firm up a little. You can eat them straight away, they’ll just be a little soft.

6

These dynamite balls of goodness will last in the fridge for several days. That is... if you and your kids haven't eaten them all before then haha!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 80 g rolled oats
 100 g pitted dates (Medjool work best)
 2 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)
 40 g fresh shredded or desiccated coconut (optional)
 2 tbsp hot water

Directions

Method
1

You won’t believe how easy this is raw brownie bite recipe is. Literally just stick all the ingredients in a food processor and process until everything is well combined. It's that simple.

2

You will probably need to stop a couple of times to scrape down the sides in between blitzes, just to make sure everything gets well combined. It's a sticky mixture.

3

You can omit the coconut if you don’t have any to hand or would prefer it without, these energy balls still taste great, I just love the coconutty flavour!

4

Once everything looks nicely chocolatey and sticky, you can roll them into roughly 2 inch balls.

5

Place in a container and leave in the fridge for about 1 hour to firm up a little. You can eat them straight away, they’ll just be a little soft.

6

These dynamite balls of goodness will last in the fridge for several days. That is... if you and your kids haven't eaten them all before then haha!

Super Chocolately Protein Energy Balls Recipe

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