Guilt Free Friday: No-Bake Fudge Brownie Bites

May is Spring into Fitness Month here at BCL. To celebrate, we're sharing recipes and fitness tips all month long to help you feel better and more productive, and get ready for all the summer fun coming your way. Today is Guilt Free Friday! You've worked hard all week both in the office and at home. Why not treat yourself to this guilt-free dessert? 

No-Bake Fudge Brownie Bites

Originally published by skinnyms.com 

Yields: Servings 10 | Serving Size: 1 Piece | Calories: 124 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: mg | Sodium: mg | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 3 g |

Ingredients

1 cup dates (no added sweeteners)

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/4 cup cocoa, 1 tablespoon cocoa (optional)

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon water

Directions

In a food processor, combine walnuts and almonds and pulse to a crumb-like consistency... being sure to leave some coarse pieces for texture. Remove nuts and place in a medium bowl. 

Combine crumbed nuts with 1/4 cup cocoa and vanilla, mix with a large spoon

Add dates to the food processor and pulse several times until they are a gooey consistency. 

This is very important... must be very gooey, as in one big ball. Add gooey dates to nut mixture. Use your hands to knead the mixture until there is one large ball... this will take a few minutes. Shape into 1-2 inch truffles. 

Sprinkle additional cocoa on half the truffles. Cover and refrigerate. Enjoy!