No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites

These No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites are simple, healthy and ready in minutes. This gluten-free recipe would make a great addition to your holiday cookie tray!


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 24 Tbsp milk – dairy or non-dairy (you could also use water)
  • Optional coating: crushed candy canes & melted white chocolate


  1. Put almonds and pepitas in a food processor and pulse until well chopped.
  2. Add dates and pulse several times to chop.
  3. Add cocoa powder, peppermint extract and milk (or water) and process until well combined. (I’d start with 2 Tbsp of liquid and add more if needed.
  4. Form mixture into balls. Mixture will be a little bit wet and slightly sticky.
  5. Roll in crushed candy canes or drizzle with white chocolate if desired.
  6. Store in the fridge or freezer.
  7. Enjoy!


– You can eat these straight out of the freezer if you like them super cold.
– Feel free to sub in your favorite nuts or seeds.
– If you want an even sweeter treat, sub 1 Tbsp maple syrup for 1 Tbsp milk