No bake brownie fudge balls

Alright guys, you asked for them and so here they are.

I have to say, this might’ve been the first time that while editing pictures, I was seriously questioning my sanity with throwing these out into the internet. I mean seriously. Look at them. I wasn’t kidding about the poop reference.

I actually hate potty humor. It’s gross, it makes me uncomfortable and I deal with enough real life “potty issues” living with a man (and a dog that thoroughly enjoys coating her whole body with shit) that I don’t need it thrown into normal conversation as an attempt to be funny.

But….these balls. There’s just no denying the similarities. And if you’re thinking “oh, it’s not so bad.” I give you this picture.

The ground flax seed just puts it over the edge, no?

Every time I’ve pulled this picture up on the computer while editing and writing this post, I’ve either cringed or laughed out loud. It’s a weird mix of emotions.

So here’s the low down on these. Despite their appearance, they are complete fudgy, salted brownie, truffle like bliss for less than 80 calories a poop pop and over 5g of protein each.

I know I’ve sung the praises of the raw brownie bite thing before (and those are still very good) but these might actually be better.

I only have two regrets.

1. their unfortunate appearance.

2. not making more than six.

Make them, eat them, just don’t take pictures of them and post them on the internet. One set of pictures of these is enough.

4.2 from 5 reviews

No Bake Brownie Fudge Balls
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If fudge, brownies and truffles had a healthy love child, this would be it.
Recipe type: snacks, chocolate
Serves: 6 balls
  • ⅓ cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (depends how much you want to play up the salted chocolate combination, I used ½ but you could definitely taste the salt)
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Combine all ingredients except water in a food processor and process until completely mixed together.
  2. Slowly drizzle water in while food processor is on until a ball just starts to form. You may not need all the water.
  3. Transfer dough to a small bowl and freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and roll into balls.
  5. Keep refrigerated.


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  1. 1

    I actually think they look pretty appetising…maybe it’s just from previous experience of such things, knowing they will taste amazing makes you look at them in a whole new light! Do you mind me asking…which plugin do you use for recipes within posts?

    • 2
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      It’s called Easy Recipe and it really lives up to it’s name! I did try and use the recipage html for inserting the recipe into the post but it kept breaking my feed for some reason. I was the only one it was happening to which was weird. But honestly, I like this format better anyway even though it’s kind of double the work.

  2. 6

    Appearance issues or not, I’m still making ‘em! (But I’m going to make them into mini logs to put on my oatmeal and show the Mr!)

  3. 7

    I made something similar a while back, except not near as healthy as these. They look so good!

  4. 8

    My last attempt at a similar recipe yeilded potty-humor comments from my husband – as long as they taste good! Making less-than-visually-appealing treats decreases the likelihood of them disappearing from the fridge without my knowledge. :)

  5. 9

    Yum!!! I wish this work crap was over so I can come home at a normal time and make balls!! These look fantastic!!! I’m going to make them this week!!! Love your Balls Gina!!

  6. 10

    ahhah they still look completely delicious despite their appearance. lots of foods are just impossible to make look appealing- stews, most meat, all brownies etc.

  7. 11

    HA! Despite their appearance, they sound ridiculously tasty! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and the fact that it’s got a protein boost too? Genius!

  8. 12

    Why do dogs feel the urge to roll around in anything that stinks, namely the freshest pile of poop? When it happens, all you can do is stare before grabbing the paper towels and say “mmmmmmoooooooooh no” Very disheartening ;) Your no-bake balls look fun and great (yes, despite their appearance) as they always do. I’m glad the recipe makes 6 because I’d likely eat the whole batch regardless of yield. Thanks!

  9. 13

    hahaha even though these look like poop, the fact that they’re FUDGE balls is all i need to know to gobble them up! btw, weird (creepy?) you were in my dream last was quite interesting hahaha i’ll have to tell you offline about it…

  10. 14

    Honestly, they still look good. They look very fudgey :D

  11. 15

    Yummy, yum, yum. Pinned! :)

  12. 16

    I didn’t think poop could look so delicious.

  13. 17

    oh goodness. you had me at healthy love child and you were right.

  14. 18

    I still think they look good however can see the resemblance! With 3 kids deal with plenty of poop throughout the day also!

  15. 19

    So glad you decided to let them grace us with their presence!

  16. 20

    Less than 80 calories and 5g of protein?! Sign me up!
    Hrm…I’m a 12 year old, therefore poop humor makes me laugh to no end. My husband thinks I’m special :)

  17. 21

    yum, they sure do sound delicious to me and healthy to boot! :)

  18. 22

    Also, I may or may not have laughed when I read “…these balls..”.
    I’m not ashamed :)

  19. 23

    Oddly enough – despite all the poop talk (which yeah they kinda look like), still makes me want to give them a go… I don’t know what that says about my limits – but I’ll go with it. If you say they’re good, I believe it. :)

  20. 24

    Haha they look pretty dang delicious to me! But I’d be with you on the not making more than 6 complaint. I think I’d eat six during the rolling process alone :)

  21. 25

    Dang these look good!

  22. 26

    I definitely want to make these little love balls! Do you think I could sub a tbsp of brown rice protein powder + a tbsp cocoa powder for the chocolate protein powder?

  23. 27

    They look incredible and so fudgy and chewy. Great pics, on that brand-new never used towel, too. Hope they didn’t leave a black mark. Lol

    Have you always watermarked your images? I am thinking I have to start. They keep getting used on other people’s blogs and passed off as theirs.

    • 28

      I just started doing it a few days ago. I’ve found so many pins of my stuff that lead to nowhere so for now I’m just doing it on the image that I put the pin it button under. I should really do it on all of them but I guess that’s just me being lazy. I fought it for some time but between pinterest dead ends and people grabbing images w/o asking, it was time.

  24. 29

    I love all the healthy stuff that went into these fudge balls, they look so rich, almost like underdone brownies. And, the fact that they only have 80 calories per poop makes me wanna make them. Gotta gather up ingredients though coz I don’t have any protein stuff.

  25. 30

    Ha! There are just some recipes that look “crappy” no matter how great they taste!

    I had to change the photo of my pumpkin protein pudding to just the ingredients, because people kept telling me it looked like…well, make it and see for yourself. ;)

  26. 31

    I love chocolate, and chocolate paired with protein is a win/win.

  27. 32

    lol… are you vowing to now never make another brown ball again?

  28. 33

    Upon first glance, I thought “damn, these are date balls aren’t they” I was sad cause I’m out of dates. But then I look at the ingredients, and woop – no dates! Also, I have all the ingredients! OH mama!! :)

  29. 34

    Who cares how they look, they sound delicious!

  30. 35

    This is a great treat for everyone knowing that now everyone love to bake. I bet this is less time consuming.

  31. 36

    SOOOO I probably shouldn’t tell you that these look just like Addi-pie’s diaper goodies??

  32. 37

    Baking actually takes time and I think this is a good idea.. I am sure my kids would love because they won’t wait for long..

  33. 38

    These are going on my must-make list! And honestly – the appearance isn’t that bad. I made a fresh juice shaved ice the other week and it somehow photographed as raw hamburger meat because of the beet juice. It was so bad I didn’t even post it.

  34. 39

    It’s 10:14 and I’m seriously debating whether or not I should make these tonight. YUM!!! The fudginess is calling!

  35. 40

    I can’t wait to try these! I don’t care what they look like – they sound delicious! I bet they would be great rolled in shredded coconut. I can’t get enough coconut lately, and it might help with the appearance (although I don’t think they look that bad).

  36. 41

    Hah, you can probably guess why I don’t find potty humor funny anymore either. That aside, I need some of these! And way more than 6. Seriously, these things are the ultimate grab and go snack.

  37. 42

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  38. 43

    I made these tonight and wow! Love, love, love them! I doubled the recipe because come on, 6 balls??! :) Kids liked them too, not as much as I did but still. The only change I made was to substitute almond flour for half the oat flour. So easy and just awesome (and healthy!) for those chocolate cravings. Thanks!

  39. 45

    Wow! These are great, quick and easy. Thank you for the recipe.

  40. 46

    I look forward to making these.. contemplating if I should just cover them in grated coconut before I serve for friends ;0)

  41. 47

    These “fudge balls” not only look gross they taste gross too! :( I just made them and tasted them and there is way to much flax seeds in it! Do you know why they would taste sooooo gross?

  42. 48

    Hmph. If the appearance is so un-appetizing, why not change it? Would it be criminal to, say… roll them in a little additional cocoa powder? Or coconut flour? Or finely chopped nuts? o.O


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