Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie N0-Bake Energy Bites are perfect for your kids’ after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.
It’s like clockwork: around 3 or 4 o’clock every day, my kids start rummaging through the pantry and fridge looking for a snack. And even if I’ve eaten a filling lunch, I usually start to crave a sweet snack in the afternoon, too. I don’t like to eat something heavy to ruin my dinner, though. Enter these Brownie Energy Bites from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!
How to make brownie energy bites
Take a look at how easy these are to make.
My kids absolutely love these. I love that they only take a few minutes to make, and I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week so we have snacks ready! It really is all about planning. If you don’t have something healthier to grab, you’ll be more likely to grab the bag of chips or something at the drive-thru. Of course, we like to treat ourselves every now and then, but on a day to day basis, I like to have healthier options ready for little fingers to grab.
These are super simple to make, requiring just a handful of nutritious ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free and grain-free – if you’re allergic to nuts, you can try replacing the cashews with sunflower seeds. While these are perfect for snack time, you can even pack a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes as a sweet treat.
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Chocolate Brownie No-Bake Energy Bites
This recipe is from my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 18 bites 1x
- Category: Snacks
- 1 cup (145 g) raisins, packed
- 1 cup (120 g) cashews
- 1/4 cup (20 g) cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pinch cinnamon
- Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
- Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove blade from the unit.
- Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
- Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 64
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 26.2mg
- Fat: 3.6g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 7.6g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Protein: 1.6g
- Cholesterol: 0mg