No-Bake Fudge Brownie Bites

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If you want to satisfy your chocolate craving without adding another notch to your belt, try our fabulous Fudge Brownie Bites! Like most of our dessert recipes, this recipe is quick and easy, making it very convenient for those who need a quick sugar fix.  Surprisingly, there is no real sugar in the recipe. The sweetness comes from dates, also known as “nature’s candy.” For substitutions, you can replace the dates with prunes and the walnuts with Brazil nuts. These special treats have a long refrigerator life and an even longer freezer life. You can make an extra large batch and pop them in the freezer for an abundance of future goodies. Of all the brownie recipes we’ve tested, this healthy option is the tastiest.

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Fudge Brownie Bites

fudge brownie bites

Yields: Servings 10 | Serving Size: 1 Piece | Calories: 124 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: mg | Sodium: mg | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 3 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2 |


  • 1 cup dates (no added sweeteners)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa, good quality
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water (use additional water if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (optional)


  1. In a food processor combine walnuts ad almonds and pulse to a crumb like consistency...being sure to leave some course pieces for texture. Remove nuts and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine crumbed nuts with cocoa and vanilla, mix with a large spoon.
  3. Add dates to the food processor and pulse several times until they are a gooey consistency.
  4. This is very important...must be very gooey, as in one big ball. Add to nut mixture along with vanilla and water. You will need to use your hands to knead the mixture until there is one large ball...this will take a few minutes. Shape into 1-2 inch truffles as seen in photo.
  5. Combine additional cocoa and sprinkle on half of the truffles (optional). If preferred, shape into small bars instead of balls. Cover and refrigerate. Enjoy!

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20 Comments on "No-Bake Fudge Brownie Bites"

  1. Claudia  May 12, 2012

    I made these yesterday and they are wonderful!! I will tell you, though,  think it depends on they type of dates you use as to how much water to put in.  Seems the dates I bought were dry and the 1/2 cup of water was a bit to much…..BUT , I got it to work. Had to put part of the water  as the dates were in the food processor. I can't seem to find the nice gooey/chewy dates. Think those would work best.  Am on the look-out for those.

    This recipe is a keeper for sure and I did share it with my friends.

    • skinnyms  May 16, 2012

      Claudia, Thanks so much!

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  3. Patsy  June 4, 2012

    These look amazing! Do you know the fiber content? I'm trying to figure out WW points+ but I need fiber. I asked this on FB too so if you answer there you don't have to answer here. Thanks!

    • skinnyms  June 5, 2012

      2 g dietary fiber

  4. dsowers  July 14, 2012

    what if I detest walnuts?  what should I substitute them with?  Would double the almonds work?  

    • Skinny Ms.  July 14, 2012

      dsowers, Double the walnuts will work fine. You can also use peanuts or cashews.

  5. monster64  September 1, 2012

    Macadamia nuts! Pecans…

  6. Renee Lucinda Summerton  March 1, 2013

    I don't have any dates on hand but have sultanas could I use them instead?

  7. Tania  March 11, 2013

    Dont have vanilla bean, can I use imitation vanilla, if so how much? Thanks

  8. Lynn  August 5, 2013

    My problem is I wouldn't be able to stop with just one. I'd want to have several of those wonderful looking things. 🙂

    • Skinny Ms.  August 6, 2013

      Lynn, I love having one a day…helps me stay on track with my clean-eating lifestyle. 🙂

  9. Teri Kallem,  April 11, 2014

    I have a tree nut allergy. I'm afraid if I leave out the nuts they wouldn't work or be as tasty. Any substitutes you could recommend or have you tried them without nuts? Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  April 13, 2014

      Teri, I would use either ground pumpkin or sunflower seeds. 🙂

  10. Sara  February 4, 2016

    I know this is an old post, but we just started a no sugar challenge and I am having a hard time finding dates in my area. Is there a substitute that would just as well? Thank you

    • SkinnyMs.  February 4, 2016

      Any substitution may affect the flavor a bit, but you might try using figs or dried apricots. Keep up posted.

  11. Christy  October 24, 2016

    I made these in 20 minutes (start to finish!) and used 1 c walnuts because I didn’t have any almonds on hand. These were a hit!
    To finish, I rolled them in coconut sugar (the perfect consistency!), baking cocoa, and powdered sugar (the powdered sugar coated best when it was sifted over the bites). Next time, I may try making some with oats instead of the nuts for friends who are nut-free. Thank you for this FANTASTIC recipe!

    • Gale Compton  October 24, 2016

      Christy, Great tip, I’ll give it a try. So happy they were a hit! 🙂


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