These two-bite treats taste rich and indulgent, with absolutely no added sugar. Each also contains 3g fiber and 3g protein. We find one to be satisfying, but don't feel bad about eating two--that's only 222 calories. Store chilled in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
20 mins
Serves 20 (serving size: 1 brownie bite)


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Spread nuts on a small rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring once. Cool 10 minutes. Rub off skins. Reserve 20 hazelnuts. Pulse remaining hazelnuts in a food processor until finely chopped; transfer chopped nuts to a small bowl.

  • Pulse dates in food processor until almost pastelike. Add almond butter, cocoa, 2 tablespoons water, vanilla, and salt; process until well combined. Turn mixture out into a bowl; divide into 20 equal portions. Roll each portion around 1 whole hazelnut to form a ball. (Mixture will be oily.) Roll each brownie ball in chopped hazelnuts to coat. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 3g; iron 1mg; sodium 47mg; calcium 41mg; sugars 9g.