Sweet, chocolaty, and absolutely delicious, these Halloween Brownie Bites are the perfect treat for your Halloween party. These little no-bake chocolate balls are super simple to make with only a few pantry ingredients. They are also made with only WHOLESOME ingredients, without added sugars.
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: best brownie bites, brownie balls, brownie energy balls, halloween brownie bites
Soak pitted Medjool dates in hot water for a few minutes. Drain them, and reserve the water.
In a high-speed food processor, chop the walnuts until finely ground.
Add in soaked and drained dates, cacao powder, hemp seeds, Ceylon cinnamon, and a pinch of ground cloves. Process everything on high speed for about two minutes until the dough is formed. Scrap down the dough with a spatula if needed.
Stop processing and check texture by pinching the dough between your fingers. It should be sticky and able to keep its shape.
If the mixture is too dry, add a 1-2 teaspoon of reserved date water. Mix again and check the texture.
Add in chopped dark chocolate bits and dried cranberries. Puls for few times just to mix everything together.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out the dough and roll between your palms to form a little bite-size ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
Roll the balls in colorful sugar sprinkles. Place them on a plate, serving tray, or in an airtight container and refrigerate to harden.
Makes 20-22 bite-sized balls. The recommended serving size is 2-4 balls.PRO TIPS Taste the dough after mixing all ingredients. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup, raw honey, or date syrup if you feel the mixture is not sweet enough to your taste. Note: If you're adding liquid sweetener, then there's no need to add extra water. Sweetener will bind the dough and make the texture sticky. Chop the dark chocolate into tiny pieces so you can form a nice tiny ball.SUBSTITUTIONS Substitute hemp seeds with ground flax seeds or chia seeds. Substitute Medjool date with regular dates, commonly called Deglet Noor. Regular dates are smaller than Medjool dates, so you might need to use more, 12-14 dates. Substitute the chopped dark chocolate with dark chocolate chips. Substitute dried cranberries with raisins, sultanas, or currants.STORING Store in a glass cookie jar or closed airtight container. It will last up to 5 days at room temperature, or up to 10 days if refrigerated. TO FREEZE: Place the balls in a zip-lock bag. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw for 10 minutes at room temperature before consuming.Given nutritional values don't include sprinkles.Nutritional Disclaimer