These no bake brownie bites are soft, fudgy, and taste like brownies, you won’t believe they are healthy! Made with just 4 ingredients, they are the perfect snack to satisfy the sweet tooth! Grain free and gluten free.
No Bake Brownie Bites
When it comes to easy no bake snacks, my favorite recipes to make are energy balls, protein bars, and these no bake brownie bites.
With a busy job and lifestyle, I find myself spending a little too much money on unhealthy snacks. My go-to would always be something with chocolate, which is definitely good for the soul, but NOT good for the hips. To combat this, I’ve made it a point to stop spending money on snacks and prepping some over the weekends to keep me stocked. I wanted to make something sweet and with some form of chocolate in it, so I don’t get tempted by the vending machine!
To combat this, I’ve been setting some time aside on the weekend to prep a bunch of snacks. I chop a bunch of veggies, fruit, along with bagging up some crackers and hummus. Knowing that I have an insane sweet tooth, I’ve also been prepping some chocolate flavored energy balls that taste like brownies!
I’ve been meaning to share a no bake brownie bite recipe for quite some time. They are completely vegan and gluten free, and need just 4 ingredients to make. The texture is soft and fudgy, just like any good brownie would be. They are sweet and full of chocolate flavor, and one bite keeps you satisfied!
I love whipping up a batch of these on the weekend and popping a couple in my work back so I’m always stocked when the chocolate cravings strike!
How do you make no bake brownie bites?
- Peanut butter– Smooth and creamy peanut butter. If you’d like to make this without peanut butter, you can use almond butter, cashew butter, or tahini.
- Cocoa powder– Unsweetened and dutch processed cocoa powder. Be sure to sift your cocoa powder first if it contains clumps.
- Maple syrup- Provides sweetness but also helps hold the bites together.
- Coconut flour- A grain free and lower carb flour, it gives the bites a cake-like texture.
Start by adding all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix very well, until a thick and smooth batter remains.
Now, using your hands, form small balls out of the dough. Transfer onto a lined plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, to firm up.
Can I add protein powder to these?
If you’d like to make chocolate protein energy balls, add 1-2 scoops of your favorite vegan protein powder to it. You will need to add 1/4-1/2 cup water or milk to ensure the dough is smooth.
Are these chocolate bliss balls gluten free?
Yes, coconut flourt has no grains, so this recipe will be 100% gluten free.
Tips to make the best brownie energy balls
- If your ‘dough’ is too sticky, add a little extra oat flour. If it is too thick, add a few spoonfuls of water or plant based milk until it is smooth.
- For a richer flavor, use dark or black cocoa powder.
- If your peanut butter is very thick, microwave it for 30 seconds, to thin it out.
- Feel free to add in some vegan chocolate chips or chopped nuts, for some added texture.
Storing and freezing brownie bites
- To store: Brownie bites should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. They will keep fresh for up to 2 months.
- To freeze: Place leftover bites in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
No Bake Brownie Bites
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and mix well, until combined. If the dough is too thin, add extra oat flour. If the dough is too thick, add a little water to thin it out.
- Using your hands, form 12 balls of dough and place them onto a plate, and refrigerate for an hour, to firm up.
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