This was a super fun discovery! I’ve been seeing the “protein bite” trend going around on Facebook and Pinterest, and although I don’t really buy into the whole protein powder thing (I’d say the vast majority of protein powders have ingredients like sugar and/or some other unnatural sweetener along with a number of other trans-fat-related ingredients), I do enjoy a fast, simple, and tasty recipe that can be packed away as a snack on a long trip or simply enjoyed at home for dessert. Plus, miniature style things are totally a big deal right now and… well, I get it. You get all the punch of a fun treat like a brownie without feeling guilty about eating an entire brownie.
So, I decided to give it a shot the other day and see what would happen.
These chocolate brownie bites are very similar to these chocolate date balls that I made in Chennai, India. Except this time, these “raw brownies” are sugar-free! Made with nuts, chocolate, coconut, and stevia, I’ve created a nearly perfect energy bites recipe for a long trek. With a little bit of tweaking, I plan to update this recipe to make these energy balls a bit less crumbly so that they can be easily taken in a “snack bag” during trips. Of course, in its current state each individual ball can be wrapped in plastic wrap (or something similar) after being frozen and then packed into a Ziploc baggie. The next trip we go on, I’m totally gonna make a stash of these healthy “brownies!”