raw peppermint brownie energy squares sliced on parchment paper with a knife

The best healthy snack/treat you could have stocked in your freezer! I absolutely am obsessed with prepping these for when I need an afternoon snack, a pre-workout bite, or a little sweet treat! They totally satisfy my sweet tooth, even though they are made with super simple and wholesome ingredients.

These are inspired by peppermint mocha bliss balls, with just a few minor changes. And, obviously, I made them into squares instead of balls so they really give you that brownie vibe 🙂

They’re perfectly sweet, chocolatey, and the peppermint and chocolate combo is to die for! Plus, they’re so easy to make.

raw peppermint brownie energy squares sliced on parchment paper with a knife

You’ll just need a food processor to whip these babies up, plus a handful of ingredients, and you’re set!

They’re refined sugar free, vegan, and paleo. I love having a homemade snack like this around rather than store bought processed foods. They leave me feeling energized and focused, rather than weighed down and foggy like some processed foods can make me feel. You feel me?

Anyways, I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of these! I hope you’re all staying healthy and taking care of yourselves, too.

Enjoy! xo

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Raw Vegan Peppermint Brownie Bites

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 squares 1x
  • Category: Snacks, Dessert


Vegan and paleo peppermint brownie energy bites!


  • 1 + 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 6 dates, pits removed
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (sub maple syrup or agave for vegan)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 serving of vanilla or plain collagen (optional)
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (I use this one)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Add walnuts to a food processor and pulse into a crumbly meal. Add all other ingredients and process until a pretty smooth dough forms. Press the dough into a parchment lined loaf tin, leaving about 1″ of space on either side so that the bars aren’t pressed too thin. 
  2. Set in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before slicing into squares and storing in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


May 4, 2020

Raw Peppermint Brownie Bites

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  1. Anna says:

    Hi! What are your thoughts on making this with other nuts besides walnuts? I only have 1/4 walnuts on hand but I have lots of almonds. Thank you!

  2. Madeleine says:

    AMAZING! I ate the entire batch in one week…
    I subbed cocoa powder for cocao and maple syrup for vanilla (same ratios), turned out great! Making a double batch next time.

  3. Lizette says:

    Sooo good! Perfect to keep in the freezer and have a healthy snack whenever! Also, never feel bogged down by an extreme amount of sugar or chemicals.

  4. Katie says:

    This is so good, I can’t stop eating it! Love that it’s a healthy spin on a brownie full of good for you ingredients. This is about to be a winter staple in my house! Thanks Mia!

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