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
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.