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No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Yield: 25 1x

Description

No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownie Bites-an easy, healthy dessert recipe or snack on the go! Perfect for the holidays, a party, or just an afternoon energy bite. These chocolate cherry energy balls are Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free. Also makes for a quick breakfast idea!


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Ingredients

  • 1 C walnuts (toasted or raw)
  • 1416 medjool dates, pitted (softer is better!)
  • 1 C dried cherries, chopped/cut in half
  • 1/2 C cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • *extra cinnamon and cacao for dusting

Instructions

  1. Toast walnuts, if desired, in oven at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Pulse walnuts in food processor until they become a fine flour.
  3. Add cacao, cinnamon, and salt; pulse to combine.
  4. With the processor running, add dates one at a time. If the dough seems dry, continue processing or add another couple dates.
  5. However, DO NOT over process, as the walnuts will release their oils and turn into a nut butter, leaving you with greasy brownie bites!
  6. Remove brownie dough from food processor, and add cherries by hand (we basically kneaded them into the dough-we recommend gloves for this and for balling!).
  7. Ball into bite size brownie balls. Makes about 25 1″ brownie bites.
  8. Dust with extra cinnamon and cacao
  9. Store in the fridge until ready to serve!