Pistachio Brownie Balls

Dates are the ultimate natural sweetener. In this recipe they lend just enough sweetness and sticky, chewy texture to make these bite-sized treats irresistible. Keep a batch in the fridge or freezer to pull out on a cozy date night at home.

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Pistachio Brownie Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 Servings
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker
Ingredients
  • cups raw walnuts
  • 1 medium vanilla bean
  • 2/3 cup packed pitted Medjool dates (8-10 large dates)
  • ½ cup packed raisins
  • 2 teaspoons packed finely grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Finely chopped unsalted pistachios for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process the walnuts until finely ground, about 25 seconds.
  2. Using a sharp knife, split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use the side of the knife to scrape the seeds out of the pod. Add them to the food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Process until the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, about 30 seconds. The dough should hold together when pinched between your fingers.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls. Roll in the chopped pistachios. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week (or freeze for up to 1 month).
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Brownie Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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