Raw Brownie Bites Recipe - Dr. Axe

Raw Brownie Bites Recipe

Raw brownie bites recipe - Dr. Axe

It’s the common afternoon dilemma … you or your little ones want a snack with some sweet in it. Oh, you also want it be healthy and kind of filling so it doesn’t just propel nonstop munching. It’s why this raw brownie bites recipe is the perfect snack! It’s delicious, healthy, easy to make and a favorite of kids. Grab them when you’re on the run today!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes



Meal Type



  • 2½ cups whole walnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2½ cups medjool dates
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛-¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place everything in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  1. Marsha Cox on

    Love your recipes, but being Type II diabetic, I would love it if you could post the nutrition information (carbs, fiber, protein, etc.) with your recipes, otherwise I am somewhat reluctant to try them. Thank you.

  2. maureen on

    For those concerned about dates. although very sweet, they are also high in natural fibre, which helps balance the date sugar, helping
    to modify any immediate insulin spikes. Most other sugars have been separated from their natural fibre.
    , so become more prone to insulin spikes. Also, carob can be subbed for the chocolate, reducing caffein intake but retaining most of the health benefits of chocolate.

  3. Lois on

    Need easy healthy recipes to feed very active working single 33 year old son who owns his city home and keeps me his 73 year old mom who has chronic health challenges. The good thing is I have had decades of healthy cooking attempts when possible. Especially like things to celebrate end of work week Fridays. Right now I am attempting Raw Brownie Bites recipe.

  4. Judy on

    I noticed on your healthy food shopping list that you do not include sunflower seeds. Is there a reason for this?

  5. Abbey on

    I am doing the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. The only part of it im somewhat concerned about is the use of erythritol and xylitol even though they are ‘natural’ sugars. What is your opinion please? I have begun using monk fruit extract in place of some of their sweeteners. The goal of the program is to keep your blood sugar leveled and avoid spikes.

  6. Penny Tasi on

    Hi Dr Axe. Loving your website all the way in New Zealand! Question: Are the nuts soaked before using them in this recipe? Or do they need to be unsoaked for these types of recipes? Thank you!

  7. lee baldarelli on

    This recipe has come in handy for the holidays as I bought a good sized bag of dates and kept wandering what to do with them. We used to cut them, fill them with peanut butter and a walnut but then roll them in confectionery sugar. Not happening! So thanks for another awesome food idea. Happy Holidays too!

  8. Carrie A Groff on

    These look so yummy! Thank you for using dates as the sweetener too! Can’t wait to make these! I think I will add some hemp seeds to them as well for added protein.

  9. Kelly on

    The recipe says to press into a pan or mood yet the picture clearly shows they are rolled. Also, 1 full cup of cocoa? Seems a lot…..

  10. illysia on

    Just found you on the Healthy Gut Summit, and I’m so glad!! My son is allergic to all nuts except almonds. what could we use in place of the walnuts? Thanks!!!!

  11. Melinda on

    Excited to try this! My husband is allergic to walnuts and I’m allergic to almonds. I’m assuming I can try this with something like cashews and pecans? Or would you not recommend it. Thanks!

      • Vail on

        There are a lot of questions here that you can easily find answers – and often even learn more great stuff, like what a great thing medjool dates are – to if you just do a simple google search. Recipes on line give us a great start! But we can fill in a few blanks, and maybe even learn something new, by doing a little research! :)

  12. Gigi Haltom on

    I clicked on your link above, provided for nutrition facts, typed in raw brownie bites in the ‘food name’ box and it came up ‘no results’? Is this the correct link or perhaps this recipe is not included?

  13. Gabriela on

    I usually add a little bit of coconut butter! delicious
    But due to high carbs, i’m trying not to put them too often on the table. My hubby lost 110 pounds in the last year, I’m trying to offer him healthy, low carb snacks. Any suggestions?

  14. Cathy Jones on

    Hi Dr. Axe, just wondering can I use Stevia in the Raw packets. I’m letting Splenda go. I am type 2 diabetic so can I use raw honey and maple syrup?

    Thank you!

  15. Joanne on

    I love all of your recipes but would prefer not to use dates. Any suggestions for a substitute with lower sugar carb content?

  16. Sherri on

    I am concerned at the amount of carbohydrate and natural sugar in the dates. Could you please tell me about how many dates make a cup? Or roughly how many grams of dates in one cup? Thanks!

  17. Kelly on

    Delicious!! I made these the other day, and they are my new sweet treat!! Thank you for bringing Chocolate back into my life :)


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