These no bake brownie fudge balls are a healthy fudge-like brownie bite, high in protein and just 80 calories each, they’re a perfect little chocolate treat!
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.
No Bake Brownie Fudge Balls
- 1/3 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
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt depends how much you want to play up the salted chocolate combination, I used 1/2 but you could definitely taste the salt
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients except water in a food processor and process until completely mixed together.
- Slowly drizzle water in while food processor is on until a ball just starts to form. You may not need all the water.
- Transfer dough to a small bowl and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and roll into balls.
- Keep refrigerated.
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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.