Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites [vegan + gluten-free]

Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

My favorite way to get inspiration for recipes is from ALL OF YOU.

Whether it’s a DM on Instagram, a comment here, or a request from one of my nutrition coaching clients, I love creating recipes that you all actually want to see.

And that’s the case with the healthy treat recipe I’m sharing today! Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites inspired by a nutrition coaching client wanting a healthy sweet snack she could meal prep for the week and have for a quick pre- or post-workout fueling option.

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

She wanted them to be super easy to make, made with whole foods, dairy-free, and packed with protein.

So of course, I used my go-to vegan protein from Natreve Wellness as the base for these delicious bites!

WHY NATREVE?

Natreve has 3 different lines of protein to accommodate everyone’s different needs.

Their whey line is made with grass-fed collagen for the highest purity & absorption. It’s also:

  • 100% New Zealand Whey Isolate
  • Grass-fed, Hormone-free, Non-GMO, Gluten-free
  • Organic greens, probiotics
  • 28g protein per serving

Their Vegan line is honestly the best vegan protein I’ve ever had…in terms of taste, texture, AND nutrition. Each of their flavors is:

  • 100% Vegan
  • Multi-sourced plant-based protein complex from sprouted & ancient grains
  • Gluten-free, Non-GMO
  • Contains organic greens and probiotics
  • 25g protein per serving

Their Keto Collagen line is for those looking to improve skin and hair health or are following the keto diet. But really it’s great for any one and everyone given all the good stuff it’s got inside:

  • 100% pure grass-fed rBGH hormone-free whey isolate
  • Collactive™ pure marine collagen
  • MCT 70 Acacia
  • 10g protein, 13g fats, 1g sugar, 2g net carbs per serving

As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite thing about Natreve proteins (aside from  the taste and texture of course!) is that all of their products contain added greens. So you’re getting a ton of important vitamins and minerals with every serving. No other protein on the market can compare!!

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

Now, back to these incredible brownie bites…

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

These are the closest thing you can get to fresh-baked brownies with NO BAKING! They have that dense, fudgy texture of perfectly cooked brownies with slight crunch from the nuts and nice hints of tartness from the dried cherries. The perfect contrast of tastes and textures.

I really could have called these DOUBLE chocolate brownie bites because you get intense chocolate flavor from both the unsweetened cocoa powder and the Fudge Brownie Natreve Vegan Protein Powder.

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

One thing I love about working with plant-based protein in no-bake treats is that it’s not as chalky and dry as whey products can be. It blended in perfectly with the other ingredients and made them nice and sturdy so they hold together well.

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

The addition of instant coffee gives these a smooth mocha flavor and even makes them great for a pre-workout munch since they’ve got some caffeine in them. You know you’re gonna have a good sweat session when it starts with chocolate! 😉

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

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Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites

  • Author: Healthy Helper
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 16 balls 1x

Instructions

Place nuts and dates into a food processor and process on high until they begin to form a crumbly texture.

Add in remaining ingredients and process on high until well combined (texture will seem crumbly but will come together as you’re forming it into balls). Scoop mixture into a mixing bowl and take about 1-2 tablespoons worth of it in your hands to form a ball. Place ball in a Tupperware and repeat with remaining mixture. You should be able to make about 16 bites depending on what size you make them.

Place bites in the fridge and let them firm up before eating. Store in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for up to a month.

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites | Rich cocoa and sweet cherries combine in these raw, vegan brownie bites! Amazing chocolate flavor is complimented with a hint of coffee and lots of crunch from raw almonds and walnuts. These bites taste decadent, but are actually healthy and full of plant-based protein. The ultimate no-bake brownie treat!

Easy to make, healthy, delicious. And the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth with no added sugars.

These bites are 100% vegan, gluten-free, have no added sugar, and are FULL of vegan protein. AKA the ultimate healthy snack that takes minutes to make. Chocolate lovers! These are for you.

Looking for more delicious things made with Natreve Wellness protein? Check out these recipes…

Baked Banana Pumpkin Spice Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Hummus

3-Ingredient Vegan Protein Ice Cream with Hidden Veggies

Do you like raw bites or energy bites for snacks?

What’s your favorite way to get protein in your diet?

 
 
 
 
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112 responses to “Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites [vegan + gluten-free]”

  1. Well, these just look delightful!:)
    Hooray for healthy vegan treats!

  2. Yum! These look delicious & I love that they are vegan & GF, will definitely give them a try!!

  3. These look good. Walnuts are my favourite nut. And think your idea of calling Valentine’s Day – chocolate day is really clever #recipeoftheweek

  4. I like Valentine Day as excuse to eat all the chocolate 😉 And I like raw vegan treats – my favorite is chocolate date truffels

  5. Oh yum! These look fabulous! Pinning:)

  6. As a coffee lover (no secret there) and a huge fan of the chocolate cherry combo since I was a little kid and my mom use to make the best Black Forest Cakes, I love these! Whole food nutrition at it’s best! Thank you for linking up with Deborah and I for Meatless Monday!

    • OMG how did I not think of Black Forest cake when I made these?! That could have been a (less complicated!) better name! Thank you so much for hosting! Your sweet potato chips look AMAZING.

  7. You totally had me thinking that “Chocolate Day” was a thing and I was just behind haha! But it should be a thing, because that’s the main reason I show up on V day! Fruit + chocolate in a perfect little snack, I want these little Brownie bites to me my Valentine <3

  8. Yum! Always looking for new ways to use my protein powders!

  9. Melanie says:

    Ha ha, I like the idea of Valentine’s Day as “Chocolate Day” Very true! 🙂

    These look like the perfect little treat! I’ve never made a raw dessert before so I’m excited to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. You have been seriously KILLIN’ IT with all of your recipes and pictures lately! Keep up the great work 🙂

  11. Oh my god these look so good. I have never eaten anything vegan but these looks so yummy that I might just try to make them.

  12. Gotta love chocolate and cherry! I think of v-day as a time to get candy as well (that and day-after-Halloween, haha). These look lovely!

  13. pinned these! they sound amazing, I love cherry and chocolate combined. #tastytuesdays

  14. These look and sound fabulous! I’ve been recently converted to raw bites made from a date base – they’ve really helped me stay away from the unhealthier snacks in the biscuit barrel so I’ll certainly be trying these! #CookBlogShare
    Angela x

  15. These look delicious! Love easy and healthy snacks for on the go! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  16. These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them when I make them. Yummy!

  17. I’m positively drooling these looks so good! My boyfriend and I are debating whether or not to go out to eat on Valentines day, but these are enough to make me want to stay in and cook!

  18. Michelle says:

    I am a total mess when I bake . Wish I could do it well. These looks so good. I’m definitely pinning and I will give them a try and see if they will come out nicely so I can surprise my boyfriend

    Michelle

  19. Oh they look delicious and I think I might have all the ingredients in my cupboard. Definitely bookmarked and will be trying x

  20. TGirlZA says:

    Hi there. I would like to try this recipe, but can’t access your brand of protein powder. Can you please include/let me know the volume/weight of your “scoop” in the recipe? Ta!

  21. I have been meaning to give any of these type of recipes a try. I think you may have sold me. I was craving cherry cordials, and of course we’re almost into February, and are no where to be found. Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase Party.

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  23. These sound AMAZING must have

  24. This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing masterpiece! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  25. Love the flavor of chocolate and cherry together. 🙂

  26. Those look delicious! I bet my fiance would be a very happy man if I made them for him this Valentines Day 🙂

  27. This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

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  30. Ummm WOW! The title totally sucked me in, but then seeing these beauties?! I WANT. I wish my husband attempted to step in the kitchen so he could make me these for Vday!

  31. These look scrumptious!

  32. “Chocolate Day” – I like that! These sound super yummy! Pinning!

  33. Hi Kaila,
    Love this recipe -sounds like a tasty healthy snack. I think it great that Walmart is carrying more organic so that it can be affordable for people. It also goes to show that people are really concerned and becoming aware of what is in our food and that is a great change for our country. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted!

  34. These look delicious!

  35. Chocolate cherry is one of my favorite flavor combos!

  36. These brownie bites looks so good! I can’t wait to try them 🙂

  37. Love this recipe! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  38. I love that combination of flavours Kaila! Chocolate and cherry I already knew were a match made in heaven, but the addition of coffee really makes these perfect! Love love LOVE these brownie bites <3

  39. These look like the perfect treat for the afternoon! Delicious! I tried to comment on your Butternut Squash Gnocchi but wasn’t able to. They look so yummy! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  40. They look absolutely delicious and containing so much protein… they would be awesome for after a run! Will have to give these a try! Sim #WeightLossWednesday xx

  41. I love this recipe!! In our home, we love protein snacks, but I’ve been shying away from them because of the whey in the protein powder. I love this option and I will be looking for this protein powder in the stores. This recipe sounds so delicious I will be making it soon.

  42. Thank you for sharing these wonderful treats at the Thursday Favorite Things bog hop. .Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

  43. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  44. You had me at chocolate Kaila! Thanks so much for sharing this over at Let’s Get Real. Silly question………….do you have any tips on pitting the dates? I find them difficult to work with. Not impossible. Just difficult. I feel like everyone knows how to deal with these suckers and I’m at a loss.

  45. I’m intrigued by these little bites! They’re adorable, and I love that they’re guilt-free.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your posts have been pinned to our group board. We hope you’ll join us again tomorrow at 8 pm EST.

  46. No bake is my favourite kind of “baking” haha ;p
    These sound great! I really need to get my butt in gear and come up with a good Valentine’s Day treat =)
    Growing up, my family always made a huge deal of Valentine’s Day, so I have fond memories. My husband isn’t so much into celebrating big holidays though, so we don’t really do much. It’s just another day.

  47. The chocolate is yum but where you really got me was with the coffee! Cherry + coffee!?! I’m in! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays!

  48. These are a perfect snack and stay healthy! Thank you for sharing with #Slimmerseeker x

  49. These sound so yummy. I love the chocolate + cherry combo. Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Hope you’ll join us again!

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