Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

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Flourless, sugar-free, no-bake bites of brownie bliss. Ready in minutes with no cooking or baking required! Keto, Paleo and Vegan approved!Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies

Unconventionally delicious

What are the ingredients in “real” brownies? #1: SUGAR. Then a lot of butter, plus flour, cocoa and eggs. Will you find ANY of those ingredients in these healthy brownie bites?! NO. Don’t believe me? Just watch 😉 (I love that song, ha)

True story: I’ll probably never eat a “real” brownie again in my life. Why? I don’t want to deal with the distress it’s going to cause my gut, the headaches, the sluggishness, the damage to my body and wellbeing. It’s just not worth it to me. But I AM going to satisfy my brownie cravings without succumbing to the sugar beast.

Not to mention, once you go off the SAD (Standard American Diet) conventional foods just don’t taste good anymore. I had a bite of a store-bought coconut pie at an event recently and it just tasted artificial to me. And regular desserts are soooo sweet I can’t imagine finishing a whole serving of one now. I MUCH prefer homemade treats, don’t you? You just can’t beat the taste of homemade.

But we’re taking it a step further than homemade by using only wholesome, natural ingredients. Unconventional- yes, but delectable nonetheless! Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPiesMeet the Ingredients

So if these brownies are flourless, sugarless, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, etc ETC, what in the world are they made of?? Nuts and plants! 🙂 Six simple ingredients you can feel good about! YAY!

  1. Walnuts – full of omega 3’s, Vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals. fiber and protein. And since it’s a softer nut, it blends to the perfect consistency.
  2. Cashew Butter – mildly sweet, and super rich and creamy. The perfect alternative to dairy butter.
  3. Raw Cacao – this “superfood” it has the highest plant-based source of iron. and 40x the antioxidants of blueberries
  4. Pink Himalayan Salt 84 minerals add complex layers of amazing FLAVOR
  5. Pure Stevia Powder – 1-ingredient, zero-carb, natural sweetener made from the leaves of a plant. This brand does not have a bad aftertaste to me. You only need a TINY bit (see pic above) so that bag of stevia will last YEARS lol.
  6. Mexican Vanilla Extract – adds incredible, top-notch vanilla flavor and sweetness

Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies

How do you make NO-BAKE brownies?!

These are so simple to make– No cooking! No oven or stove needed. Not even a microwave.

Literally dump all the ingredients into a food processor and blend for 20 SECONDS. Yes, seconds! 

Chill & slice into bites. Scrumptiously sweet bites that you can pop in your mouth whenever you need a little chocolate fix.

(I actually prefer my brownie bites in ball form, but you can press the dough into a pan, too, for little brownie squares like in the photos.)

I totally love these bites straight from the freezer. Just don’t leave them sitting out too long, because they do tend to get soft. But if melty, fudgy texture is your thing, GO FOR IT.Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies

Are you READY for a healthy chocolate fix?? I know I am! This momma needs chocolate and she needs it now.

ps. Stay tuned because I’ve got another brand new recipe that uses these brownie bites!! EEK I can’t wait to share! So go ahead and make a batch (or 2!) so you’ll be ready 😉

UPDATE: I added these brownies to this Caramel Brownie Chunk CHEESECAKE and OH EM GEEEE.

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Healthy, no-bake bites of brownie bliss. Ready in minutes with no cooking or baking needed! Keto, Paleo and Vegan. #lowcarb #healthybrownies #keto #ketodessert #prettypies

Healthy, no-bake bites of brownie bliss. Ready in minutes with no cooking or baking needed! Keto, Paleo and Vegan. #lowcarb #healthybrownies #keto #ketodessert #prettypies

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Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

You won't believe these brownies are made with healthy ingredients-- no sugar!
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Keyword: no-bake
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 24 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter - or almond butter
  • 3-4 Tbs cacao powder - (depending on how dark you like)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Generous pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • Scant 1/16 tsp pure stevia powder - see notes for sub

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blend about 15-20 seconds until a loose ball of dough forms. (Note, the longer you blend, the softer/more fudgy the brownies become. But I like to keep a little texture in mine)
  • Press brownie dough into a small (5"x5") pan lined with parchment (Or scoop into balls using a cookie scoop)
  • Freeze for 15 minutes to set.
  • Slice into bite size chunks. ENJOY! 🙂

Notes

What I used:
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Pure Stevia Powder from Amazon
Walnuts and Cashew Butter from Aldi
Viva Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Powder
Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt
Mexican Vanilla
Cuisinart Food Processor
To store: keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 2 weeks, or frozen for 2 months.
Sweetener Swap: you can replace the pure stevia powder with your choice of low-carb equivalent of 3 Tbs sugar. Always taste the dough and adjust to your liking.
For a Non-keto: use my other brownie bites recipe instead, which is sweetened with dates.
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16 comments

    • Emily says:

      Roasted pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) might be good! Or a mix of seeds and/or shredded coconut, but you would need to blend it longer to smooth it out.
      If you try a sub, please let me know how it turns out

  1. Mari says:

    Would adding avocado not make it work somehow? I like adding avocados to anything I can… just wondering before I give it a shot

    • Emily says:

      It would be much softer & maybe like fudge, but if you want to try it, go for it! Might be amazing! Remember to adjust sweetener & cacao to taste. Report back how it goes

  2. Mandy Metts says:

    I made these so I could add them in the caramel brownie chunk cheesecake but I knew I’d probably want more so I doubled the recipe before ever trying it and I was glad I did! These are so easy and so good and my fiancé’s diabetic chocolate addicted mother approved too!!

    • Emily says:

      Possibly! It may be more chunky though. I would grind the nuts to a coarse meal in the blender first then add the remaining ingredients. Good luck! Let me know how they turn out 🙂

  3. Ina says:

    Hey i love the recipee❤️❤️
    But i live in Europe and would love to have the ingredients in grams as well.I find it very hard to convert the cups in grams in google .
    Thank you

    • Emily says:

      I’m so sorry, I don’t know the grams Some of my readers just buy a set of US measuring cups. Is that a possibility?

      Or could you go by number of Tablespoons? 16 Tbs per cup. Hope that is helpful. I do apologize.

  4. Mommiep says:

    I made mine with brazil nuts & added maple syrup, then shaped into balls. Yummy treat! Great chocolate fix.

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