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A bowl full of chocolate walnut energy bites sits on a counter with a few snack bites front and center surrounded by fresh walnuts.

Chocolate Walnut Protein Bites

These chocolate walnut protein bites are no bake, chocked full of peanut butter and dates, and taste like a brownie while still making a great healthy snack. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, easy recipes, kids cook, kids snack, kids snack ideas, nobake, peanut butter, quick, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 14 bites
Calories 146 kcal
Author On My Kids Plate


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1.3 cup walnuts


  1. In a food processor add dates, natural peanut butter, honey and cacao powder. Blend until combined.

  2. Add walnuts to the mixture. Pulse until combined, but leaving walnuts still in chunks.

  3. Roll mixture into balls about the size of a ping pong ball. Place on a sheet of parchment paper, then move the whole tray into the freezer for 15 minutes before enjoying!

Recipe Notes

If your dates feel dry to the touch, soak dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften.  Then remove pits from the dates. Dates will often become less chewy over time, but by softening them in a little warm water, the energy bites will have a better consistency.