The beauty of these mocha brownie bites is that they can double up as a pre-workout, or even mid-workout snack! These rich, fudgy little morsels only require a handful of ingredients to make and they’re perfect to get you buzzing before a big workout.

No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites - Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar

No-bake energy bites are some of my favourite recipes to make for healthy, wholesome vegan snacks.

They’re convenient, quick and easy to make and the flavour combinations you can come up with are endless! Some of my favourite recipes from Running on Real Food are my:

Gingerbread Bites – Raw, vegan, gingerbread goodness
Pecan Pie Balls – 4-ingredients to pecan pie-flavoured bites of yum
Coconut Mocha Protein Balls – Yummy, simple and made with Vega protein
Maca Mocha Energy Bites – More chocolate + coffee snacking

…K, I guess it’s pretty apparent I love chocolate and coffee together!

No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites - Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar

Antioxidant-rich cocoa and coffee, heart-healthy almonds and walnuts and high-energy medjool dates are all featured in these healthy, no-bake mocha brownie bites.

These can be enjoyed as a dessert, for a pre-workout boost, or pretty much anytime you want something packed with rich, decadent, chocolate, coffee flavour.

With the added hint of vanilla and sea salt, it will be hard to tear yourself away from these and get back to your game! But when you do, you’ll now that you’re fuelled up with healthy, whole foods and little boost from the caffeine and dates!

No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites - Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar
No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites - Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar

No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites

awesome pre-workout fuel
like a fudge brownie
amazing salted mocha flavour
refined sugar-free
enjoy as a healthy dessert
great vegan snack


No-Bake Mocha Brownie Bites

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 25 medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup very strongly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Place the almonds and walnuts in a food processor or high-powered blender and mix until they’re completely broken down.
  2. Add the dates and mix until it forms a thick dough.
  3. At this point you can mix everything in a bowl like I did, or use continue to use your food processor.
  4. Once mixed, roll into approximately 20 balls and place in the fridge to firm.


If your dates are very dry, soak in hot water for 10 minutes and thoroughly drain before using.