Chocolate Walnut Brownie Bites

I found this recipe over on The Lemon Bowl and really wanted to try it.  I had made a pie crust from walnuts and dates before, and it was so good I couldn’t stop eating the mixture while I was pressing it into my pie plate.  So when I saw this recipe, I knew I simply had to try them!

These are delicious little bites of heaven!  They are moist and chocolaty just like a good walnut brownie, sweet enough to tame your cravings, and rich enough that you won’t need more than 1 or 2 of them to be satisfied.  And at around 70 calories each, a couple of these make for a healthy, light snack that is easy to grab on the go.

Chocolate Walnut Brownie Bites

Original author:  Liz DellaCroce from The Lemon Bowl
Serves:  16 – 20 (depending on size)

1 cup dates
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften, then drain.

2. Add drained dates and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture turns into the consistency of clumped sand.

3. Remove blade from the unit. To form balls, you may use a stainless steel scoop or just roll enough of the mixture between your hands to make about 1″ balls. Continue until mixture is gone.

4. You can enjoy at room temperature or let chill for 30 minutes before enjoying.

(Check out the original recipe over on The Lemon Bowl by clicking here.)