Nothing better than a gooey brownie, right? How could there be? Brownies are laden with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate—all the good stuff. Unfortunately, that means that a typical brownie is packed with calories and fat and should definitely be indulged in only on a very occasional basis.
But what if I told you that you could whip up something that satisfied your brownie craving but had only a fraction of the calories, and used better-for-you ingredients? Total game changer. Using dates and almonds to replace the butter, eggs, and sugar, I have created the perfect brownie replacement—No Bake Brownie Balls! As a bonus, these delicious brownie bites can be thrown together quickly, no need to even turn on the oven. Actually, these are simple enough that even my kids can make them.
There is a lot of freedom with this recipe, so feel free to use your imagination and adapt the recipe to your family’s taste preferences. I used almonds, but you could substitute in any type of nuts that you like. I do recommend using a roasted type of nut, since it usually gives the brownies a nice flavor boost.
These Brownie Balls are gluten-free as well, so they make for a perfect treat to serve if you have kids with wheat allergies. You can also use maple syrup or agave to make them vegan.
I hope you and your family will enjoy these Brownie Balls as much as we do! I love keeping these delicious, healthy treats stocked in my fridge for when the afternoon munchies strike. They are perfect for helping me get through a long afternoon without overindulging.
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