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Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Low carb chocolate brownie energy bites that are easy to make and require no oven! These no bake, sugar-free and grain-free treats are full of healthy fats and protein.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients

Energy Bites:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter (if using coconut oil, it will be quite greasy but will re-absorb after bites are formed)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup almond flour Honeyville
  • 1 cup shredded Bob's Red Mill coconut
  • 1/2 cup unflavored protein powder (whey, hemp or powdered egg white)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

Chocolate Coating (optional):

  • 4 ounces sugar-free dark chocolate such as Lily's chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil

Instructions

Energy Bites:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter or coconut oil. Stir in cocoa powder and sweetener, then whisk in egg and cook over low 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, shredded coconut, protein powder, chopped nuts and coconut flour. Stir into saucepan until well combined.
  4. Using about a tablespoon at a time, roll mixture into balls with your hands and lay on prepared baking sheet. You should get about 24 balls. Set baking sheet in the freezer.

Chocolate Coating:

  1. Set a small metal or ceramic mixing bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter or oil together until melted.
  3. One at a time, drop frozen energy bites into chocolate and coat well. Use a fork to lift out and gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Set back on waxed paper lined baking sheet. Let set.

Recipe Notes

Makes 24. For the un-dipped balls, each ball has 4.61 g of carbs and 2.81 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 1.8 g.

For the dipped balls, each ball has 6.56 g of carbs and 4.34 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2.22 g.

Without Chocolate Coating:
Food energy: 156kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 10.31g
Total fat: 14.25g
Calories from fat: 128
Cholesterol: --
Carbohydrate: 4.67g
Total dietary fiber: 2.81g
Protein: 4.04g

With Chocolate Coating:
Food energy: 179kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 11.68g
Total fat: 16.47g
Calories from fat: 148
Cholesterol: 2mg
Carbohydrate: 6.56g
Total dietary fiber: 4.34g
Protein: 4.29g

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 balls)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.47g 25%
Saturated Fat 11.68g 58%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6.56g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4.34g 17%
Protein 4.29g 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.