Pecan Brownie Balls

Pecan Brownie Balls

These are an all time favourite that have been adored by my Cooking classes and all the kids that come near them, and I’m asked for this recipe more than any other, so here it is.

A chocolate treat that’s an energy bomb with so much vitamin and mineral goodness, and so filling. They are a whizz in the processor and a world of deliciousness afterwards. Enjoy!

Makes approx 20


  • 1 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 4 – 6 Medjoo Dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 3 tbsp Almond (or cashew) Butter
  • Big pinch Sea Salt


Put nuts in a food processor til they resemble crumble texture โ€“ about a minute or two. Add in the Cacao powder, sea salt, almond butter and roughly chopped dates and pulse til a sticky ball starts to come together.

You can either roll these up into energy balls, or flatten them onto a baking tray and freeze, and then chop into slices. Both work really well. If doing balls, just pull off tablespoon size pieces and roll into balls, dust with cacao powder and freeze til firm. Or flatten into a tin and freeze, chopping up into brownie squares later.

Store in the freezer, and you can eat them straight from there, they soften up in minutes. Last for up to 2 months.

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  1. Anne Heining

    Hi Lizzie,
    I made these the other day and the flavour was delicious but they were a little dry – I halved the ingredients though, so could that be why? Should I just add a splash of water to bind things a bit better if that happens?

    • Lizzie King

      Hi Anne, kinda depends on your dates. You want really squishy big medjool dates not the pre pipped ones. But if too dry next time add a bit more almond butter. Or extra date. NOT water. They turn to slime fast! Xx

  2. Rachel Perkins

    Hi Lizzie,
    I love making (and devouring) these for myself, but I was wondering what your thoughts might be on letting my baby have a try? At eight months old she’s a great eater and we’ve gone the baby-led route. I was just concerned about the nut content for her. We have no history of allergies and she hasn’t shown signs of intolerance to any other food group yet. Would love to know what you think.
    Thank you! X

    • Lizzie King

      Hi there, I would say start with something more diluted like almond milk in a smoothie. Then go from there. I always have my kids nuts from early on.
      Good luck. Lx

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