Brownie Date Bites

Are you a chocolate lover? I hope so, because I sure am. I’ve tried giving up chocolate before, and I found I just ate more junk. I like all forms of sweets, don’t get me wrong. But I’ll almost always choose the chocolate option.

Being at home often leads to more snacking. These little bites are healthy and chocolatey. They also easily lend themselves to portion control because eating too many dates can really upset your tummy. They don’t taste healthy though. The dates make them rich and gooey like a fresh brownie. Yum!

Brownie Date Bites (Makes 20 bites)

Brownie Date Bites

½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
⅔ cup almond butter
⅓ cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
cocoa powder (optional)
shredded coconut (optional)

1. Place dates in a food processor. Process until almost a paste. Add remaining ingredients except walnuts. Process until well combined. Mix in ½ of walnuts by hand.

2. Roll into 20 balls. Roll each ball in remaining walnuts, cocoa powdered, or shredded coconut. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until eating. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutritional information (amount per 2 bites):

Calories: 190
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 14 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 97 mg

Source: adapted from Cooking Light

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