Fudge Brownie Protein Bites (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
These fudge brownie protein bites are a healthy choice when you need a bite of something that's low glycemic, naturally sweetened and delicious. Made with whole ingredients like hazelnuts, dates, cacao, almond butter and with the addition of a little extra protein, you're going to love these healthy little bites of fudge brownie yumminess for an afternoon snack, post-workout, dessert or anytime.
- 8 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts
- 3 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I used Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel)
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon warm water
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Add the dates, hazelnuts, protein powder, cacao powder, almond butter and vanilla to the bowl of a food processor and pulse all ingredients until they're well mixed.
Add the 1/2 tablespoon warm water to the food processor and pulse again a few more times until all the ingredients start to come together.
Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and use a spoon or your hands to mix them in with the other ingredients.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into uniform sized bites. Place them into the freezer for about 15 minutes or until they're set up well. Store the bites in a covered container in the refrigerator or freezer.