These Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownie Bites are made with just dates, almonds, walnuts, cocoa powder, and unsweetened coconut and they taste just like brownie bites!
Around this time last year, I posted a recipe for these super simple peanut butter chocolate chip “energy bites.” Somehow, the recipe ended up getting shared a boatload of times (30k times on Facebook and 80k on Pinterest!?) and to this day, it’s one of the most visited recipes on the blog each week.
Plus, those peanut butter energy bites are probably the number one blog recipe that friends have told me they’ve made. One friend even told me recently that she figured out how to make them using only ingredients from our dining hall! And I still make a batch of my own peanut butter energy bites every couple of weeks.
Recently, I got the urge to do some more recipe experimenting, and so energy bites 2.0 were born, chocolate coconut brownie-style These dark chocolate coconut brownie bites were inspired by a new-to-me Larabar flavor, Chocolate Coconut Chew.
I used the exact ingredients that are in the Larabars (dates, walnuts, almonds, cocoa powder, & unsweetened coconut flakes), which kept the ingredient list short, sweet and super healthy.
The only downsides to this recipe are that it requires a food processor and the bites aren’t quite simple enough to make from dining hall ingredients unless you go to a super fancy school that serves dates and coconut flakes…but it’s worth going to the store because they’re HEALTHY COCONUT BROWNIE BITES.
The recipe only takes about 10 minutes to make and is super easy. Just toss all of the ingredients in the food processor and run it until the everything’s finely chopped up and starts to come together. Then, form into balls (I like using a cookie scoop) and roll them in coconut. That’s it!
If you like brownies and coconut and healthy things, you should make these chocolate coconut brownie bites! But you don’t have to! But if you want to be really, really happy, I highly recommend going the first route!
If you make these dark chocolate coconut brownie bites, I’d love for you to leave a comment or take a picture and tag me @livbane on Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownie Bites
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, plus extra for rolling if desired
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp water
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and combine on medium or high speed for 2-3 minutes. The mixture will be crumbly at first, and then it will slowly start to come together. Stop the mixer when it's sticky enough to roll into balls. Don't overprocess.
- Store coconut brownie bites in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freezer for up to 3 months, for best taste.
Inspired by my favorite Larabars
Nutrition info for one bite:
Calories: 89 Fat: 5g (Saturated fat: 1g) Carbs: 11g Sugar: 8g Fiber: 2g Protein: 2g
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