Mint Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Desserts  |  Published May 18, 2021  |  Updated Mar 27, 2020  |  By Tawnie

brownie energy bites on a marble slab

These energy bites tastes just like a mint chocolate brownie and you’ll love how simple these are to make.

They are the perfect snack or treat to have stashed in your fridge or freezer for some quick energy! As a busy momma now, I need all of the one handed snacks and energy I can get!

If you’re an energy bite lover you’ll have to prep these no bake protein energy balls too! They’re full of peanut butter, protein and oats and perfect for on the go snacking.

brownie energy bites in a white bowl

You’ll love these mint chocolate brownie energy bites because:

  • They are an easy, no-bake recipe
  • Full of good for you fats for long-lasting energy
  • Taste just like a fudgy mint brownie!
  • Use pantry staple ingredients
  • SUPER delicious
  • Freezer-friendly!

After making these birthday cake energy bites, I knew I had to whip up another yummy flavor. I know you’ll LOVE these ones too!

Ingredient notes:

Energy bites are full of healthy ingredients and I bet you have most of these stashed in your pantry already!

ingredients in small bowls to make energy bites
  • Medjool dates: Dates are a wonderful source of protein and iron and add natural sweetness to these energy bites. Dates can be found pitted and un-pitted; I like to buy the pitted dates for ease when chopping but taking the pit out really isn’t a hassle either!
  • Walnuts: Rich in omega-3s fatty acids and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They’re a great way to add extra nutrition and flavor to these bites. I like to store our walnuts in the fridge, covered and they will last up to 6 months or even frozen for 1 year.
  • Peanut butter: Choose a creamy peanut butter as opposed to a crunchy variety. Or, opt for almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Andes mints: I usually buy the rectangular mints wrapped in foil but you can also purchase them in baking chips now too. Either option works!
  • Oats: Use the quick 1 minute oats or oat flour. You can pulse the oats in a high powdered blender or food processor to make into a powder/flour.
  • Cocoa powder: Any unsweetened cocoa powder or your favorite cacao powder will work!

Step by Step Directions

These energy bites are really simple to make and only require a food processor and a cookie scoop! They come together in minutes and you’ll love how simple the clean up is too!

energy bite dough in a food processor
  1. Pulse dates in food processor.
  2. Add in the chopped walnuts, peanut butter, melted mint chocolate, oats, cocoa powder, honey, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the mixture and use your hands to form balls.
  5. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.
  6. Melt remaining Andes mints and coconut oil and drizzle over chilled bites.
mint chocolate energy bites on a marble slab

Tips and Variations:

  • Use almond flour or almond meal in place of the oats or oat flour.
  • Use any creamy nut butter you prefer: cashew, almond, sunflower butter, etc.
  • Add in hemps seeds, ground flaxseeds or chia seeds for a nutritional boost.
  • Use a peppermint extract or mint extract for a minty boost.
  • Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder for added protein
  • Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds so it blends easily
  • Soak Medjool dates in warm water before chopping to soften, if needed

FAQ

How do I store energy bites?

Store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week or in a freezer safe bag for up to 2 months.

Are energy bites good for you?

These mint chocolate brownie energy bites have a lot of good-for-you nutrients but also keep in mind the added sugar from the mints. It’s minimal, so I would say overall these are a great healthful option to snack on or for a treat.

Can I eat raw oats in energy balls?

This recipe calls for the quick cook, 1 minute variety of oats or oat flour and yes they are perfectly fine to consume raw.

a bite taken out of a mint chocolate brownie energy bite on a marble slab

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Mint Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

These energy bites are full of minty flavor, fiber and omega-3s. Perfect afternoon snack or after dinner treat!
5 from 5 reviews
Servings: 12 bites
Calories: 173kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Medjool dates*, pitted and chopped
  • 20 Andes mints, divided (~1/4 cup melted)
  • 1 cup walnuts, pulsed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup quick 1 minute oats or oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (+ 2 tsp. coconut oil for melting Andes mints)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (can sub mint or peppermint extract for an even more minty flavor)
  • 1 tsp. honey (optional for a touch of sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Melt 10 Andes mints with 1 tsp. coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for ~30 seconds or until smooth. Set aside.
  • Pulse walnuts in a food processor until crumbly. Set aside. Wipe food processor clean.
  • Add chopped Medjool dates to the bowl of a food processor and process until somewhat of a paste forms.
  • Turn machine off and add in the chopped walnuts, cocoa powder, oats, peanut butter, melted Andes mints, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Process again until a dough forms.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the bites and roll mixture into a ball. Place bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes to allow balls to harden a bit.
  • Melt the remaining chocolate mints and 1 tsp. coconut oil in the microwave. Drizzle chocolate on top of chilled energy bites.
  • Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Notes

  • Soak Medjool dates in warm water for ~10 minutes to soften, if needed. Sometimes fresh dates are soft enough and you can skip this step!
  • Warm peanut butter in the microwave for ~30 seconds if it’s not very creamy or drippy. 
  • Makes ~12-14 energy bites
  • Store bites in freezer safe bag for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1bite | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 months ago

Those dates are hard to find in my area but I always keep raisins. I know the flavor would be off slightly but I’m thinking it could be a substitute for dates. What are your thoughts;-)

5 months ago

Oh my son loved these so much he is such a big mint fan happy boy thank you!

Elizabeth
5 months ago

These are incredible! The texture and flavor are fantastic. Gave them to my kids who gobbled them up, never suspecting they were healthy. (evil laugh) Thanks for a new favorite treat!

Jeff Albom
5 months ago

I made these for a on-the-run snack. They are great

Michelle
5 months ago

These brownie bites are so good! Made a batch for my kids and they polished them off!

Mahy
5 months ago

Fantastic energy bites – just what I have been looking for to make this week!!

4 years ago

Energy bites are the BEST and I love the mint chocolate combo!

These look amazing! The perfect treat without the guilt!

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