No bake brownie batter truffles that taste and feel just like a batch of soft-baked brownies but are made with NO flour, oil, eggs, or refined sugar. They’re gluten-free, vegan, and pack a nice little protein punch. A healthy and delicious way to satisfy those chocolate cravings!
You’re gonna have to forgive me.
I tried really, really hard not to start talking about Christmas before American Thanksgiving happened, but I don’t think I can make it.
I was doing ok when the snow fell and the Christmas music started playing, and even managed to keep my enthusiasm on the down low while I decorated my place and started putting my Christmas shoeboxes together, buuuuuut then my parents decided to put up all their decorations while I was visiting them this past weekend, and that was basically the straw that broke the camel’s back – I’m in full-on Christmas mode over here.
That being said, I’m not really going to chat your ear(s) off about Christmas [just yet], other than to say that I probably won’t be sharing any Thanksgiving/pumpkin/fall themed recipes this week.
But I do have chocolate…
… which, if you ask me, never goes out of style.
And you know what’s even better than chocolate? Chocolate that’s been dipped in even more chocolate…
These no bake brownie batter truffles are based off my no bake brownie bites, only I tweaked the original recipe a bit by reducing the sweetener and adding more chocolate instead.
The result is a batch of healthy chocolate truffles that have a super soft and fudgy centre (kind of like those two-bite soft baked brownies) surrounded by a slightly crisp chocolate shell. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and pack a nice little protein punch thanks to the addition of protein powder.
You only need 7 simple ingredients to make them, plus either a food processor or a spoon and a decently strong arm 😉 And I guess either a microwave and stove to melt chocolate with… because after they’re all mixed up and rolled into balls, they have a quick little romp in some molten cocoa-ness (I used 70% dark), followed by a brief stint in the fridge to harden up.
And voila! Some healthy truffles to satisfy those chocolate cravings.
- 1/4 cup (28 g) coconut flour
- 1/4 cup (20 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup (40 g) chocolate protein powder*
- 3 Tbsp (60 g) brown rice syrup**
- 3 Tbsp (48 g) nut or seed butter
- 6 Tbsp (90 ml) non-dairy milk
- 1/3 cup (60 g) chocolate of choice, for melting
Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender and process on high until they have fully combined to form a dough. Depending on the ingredients you used, you may need to add a splash of extra milk or a small sprinkle of coconut flour to get the right consistency. The mixture should stick together easily when pressed without being overly sticky.
Using a heaping tablespoon, roll the dough between your hands to form individual balls. Set them aside on a large plate lined with parchment paper, and repeat with the remaining dough.
To prepare the chocolate coating, melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double broiler, stirring periodically to ensure no clumps remain. Using a toothpick, dip each ball into the melted chocolate, gently tapping the side of the bowl to remove any excess. Place back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all truffles have been coated. Sprinkle with toppings, if desired.
Refrigerate for ~15 minutes, or until the chocolate has set. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
* I used a brown rice protein to make these vegan, but feel free to use whichever protein is your favourite. Just note that different types of powders absorb liquid differently, so you might have to adjust how much milk you add depending on which kind you use.
** You can also use honey if not strictly vegan.