No Bake Brownie Balls - Slender Kitchen

No Bake Brownie Balls

By Lisa Cain
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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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  • 15 U pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1 cup almonds (roasted, no salt added)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutritional Facts

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g


  1. Add almonds to food processor and pulse until ground. Add dates, cocoa powder, honey, and water. Mix until it just forms a sticky mass. Wash hands and attempt to make a ball with the dough (it may need more water to get to the perfect consistency).
  2. Put a tablespoon of cocoa or confectioner's sugar on a plate. Roll balls in your hand and then roll in sugar or cocoa (or both). Eat! These can be store in the fridge for a week.

Meet Lisa Cain

Hi, I'm Lisa, aka Snack Girl and my website is devoted to making eating well fun. I create recipes, review food, and talk a lot about how to best journey down the healthy road. Learn More
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