a bite is taken from a fudgy nut and chocolate ball topped with sea salt
With only 3 ingredients and 1 blender, these easy and gooey no bake brownie bites are a perfect healthy treat! They are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.


Ooey, gooey, and fudgy no bake brownie bites are the perfect indulgent chocolate flavor for an afternoon pick-me-up, pre-workout snack, or nightcap.

Raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and refines sugar-free, these no bake brownie balls are made with only 3 ingredients and yet so delicious!

For me, there is something comforting about having a freezer stacked with energy bites ready to go when I need a little something sweet with my morning coffee or need an afternoon energy boost.

If you like my No bake peanut butter cookies recipe, or my no bake cheesecake bars, you are going to love these vegan raw brownie bites as well! 

Simple and Delicious Little Powerhouse

a plate with no bake brownie bites that are gluten free and vegan

Well, the answer is simple. These raw energy bites are made with 3 ingredients – walnuts, cacao powder, and Medjool dates – which are all real food ingredients. 

There is no sugar, no flour, no eggs, and no butter in these brownies, which makes them paleo, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free.

If you would like to boost these no bake brownie bites with a little extra “kick”,

You can add

  •  1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
  • 2 – 3 scoops of plain Collagen Peptide Powder
  • 1 – 2 tsp Maca Powder


Why soaking the nuts before making raw vegan brownies? 

no bake brownie bites in a white bowl. they are dusted with raw cacao powder

I have made no bake treats for years, in all different kinds and variations, however, there is one this they all have in common. 

Before blending up the ingredients, I make sure I soak my nuts. No matter if it’s cashews, almonds, or like in this case, walnuts, I always presoak my nuts. 

I soak them with a pinch of salt, either in cold water overnight or in hot water for two hours. 

There are especially three reasons why I do this extra step. 

  1. It is a lot easier for our bodies to digest the nuts after they have been soaked
  2. The texture of the no bake goods will be extra smooth and fudgy since it won’t be as hard for the blender to mix. 

However, do make sure you let the nuts dry on a paper towel or let them sit in a strainer for 20 – 30 minutes for additional water to drain before adding them to the blender. 


Ingredients in No Bake Brownie Bites 

pretty bowls with dates, walnuts, cacao power, flakey sea salt, and hemp seeds

All that’s needed to make these fudgy raw brownie bites are three main ingredients:

  • Raw walnuts
  • Medjool dates
  • Cacao powder

Optional ingredients for extra boost:

  • Elderberry Syrup (1/4 cup)
  • Cacao Nibs for extra crunch (fold in 2 – 3 tablespoons after blending the walnuts, dates, and cacao powder)
  • Hemp Seeds (for Rolling)

How to Make These No Bake Energy Balls


The Best Way to Store These Brownie Bites

a plate with vegan dark chocolate energy balls

Store these deliciously fudgy no bake brownie bites in the freezer for up to 2 months.

There is no need to defrost before consuming, these energy balls can be enjoyed straight from the freezer making them the perfect emergency snack! 


What’s your favorite snack to always have in hand? If you end up trying mine, please leave me a review below. It would mean a lot to me! 


Raw vegan energy brownie alls that has been rolled in cacao powder

a bite is taken from a fudgy nut and chocolate ball topped with sea salt

Get the recipe:No bake brownie bites {3 Ingredients}

With only 3 ingredients and 1 blender, these easy and gooey no bake brownie bites are a perfect treat that is vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
4.64 stars (11 reviews)


  • 2 cups of raw walnuts*
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder, divided
  • cacao powder for rolling, optional
  • hemp seeds for rolling, optional
  • 2 tbsp Nut Butter, Optional


  • Add dates, walnuts, cacao powder (save 1 – 2 tbsp of cacao powder for dusting), and nut butter (optional, I like almond or peanut butter ) to a food processor or a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and doughy. (scrape the blender wall with a spatula or butter knife a few times to make sure all the pieces are blended up).
  • Place the brownie batter in the fridge to cool for 20 minutes. This step will make the brownie bites easier to roll.
  • Roll the no bake brownie batter into balls. (Wet your hands before rolling to prevent the batter sticking to your hands).
  • Roll the balls in the remaining cacao powder.
  • Store in the freezer.


*Optional step to soak the walnuts. For info on why soaking nuts see section “Why soaking the nuts before making raw vegan brownies?”
For extra add-ins, see blog post above.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 10mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.