Vegan chocolate brownies in bite-sized form? Check. That require no baking? Check. Made with only 4 simple ingredients? Check. These raw vegan chocolate brownie bliss balls checked off on my entire hassle-free, fuss-free list. There’s just something about chocolate that automatically puts me in a happy mood. I treat myself every now and then (okay, I’ll admit quite a lot), because when it’s completely vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free how can you not?
I’m pretty sure classic chocolate brownies are a universal thing that everyone loves. I can’t tell you the amount of bake sales, birthdays, and holiday parties I went to as a kid where there was always a generous plate of chocolate brownies that quickly disappeared. As a vegan, I don’t ever miss out on treats like this so I decided to make my own version. I also decided to make them into brownie balls, so that I could always have them on hand.
I’ve added these to my growing list of bliss balls that I keep stored in the fridge. So far, I’ve got cinnamon peanut butter, carrot cake, vanilla maca, and almond butter coconut bliss balls. I knew I was missing something when it hit me that I none of my previous recipes had chocolate in them. I had to make it happen right away!
I made sure to keep these naturally sweet, so I only used a bit of coconut sugar and dates to help them stick together. It worked fine with just the dates since mine were sticky already, but you may need to add in a dash of water or almond milk to help the mixture come together. Again, it all depends on what dates you use.
I love these brownie bliss balls not only because they’re super easy to make, but also because they’re just so darn good. They’re chewy, soft, chocolatey, and decadent. They may be small in size but they’re powerful. Trust me, have a couple and you’ll realize what I mean.
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- 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten-free
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Add rolled oats, almond meal, coconut sugar, and raw cacao to a blender or food processor.
- Process on high until well combined.
- Add in dates & coconut and process until a sticky ball of dough forms, adding water if needed to help it come together.
- Scoop out by the tablespoon and roll into balls between your hands.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Freeze for 1-2 hours.
*I like eating them straight out of the freezer, but you can also store them in the fridge.
*You can make your own almond meal, or almond flour, by grinding up raw almonds in your food processor or blender until they turn into a flour-like consistency.