No Bake Brownie Fudge Balls

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!

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.

No bake brownie fudge balls

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.

Brownie fudge bites

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.

Brownie fudge balls

No Bake Brownie Fudge Balls

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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!


  • 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


  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. Michelle@PeachyPalate

    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?

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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.

          1. Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl

            I use Ziplist because it indexes them to Google search. Does Easy Recipe do that too?
            Cat, how come you need photobucket or flickr? I just upload the pic via wp dashboard and then copy the link and past it in the recipe.

  2. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    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. :)

  3. Jess

    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!

  4. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    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!

  5. Julie @ Table for Two

    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…

  6. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    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. :)

  7. Cait's Plate

    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 :)

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    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.

    1. Gina

      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.

  9. Margarita

    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.

  10. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    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!! :)

  11. Carol

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

  12. Kathryn

    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..

  13. Amanda

    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.

  14. Kerry

    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).

  15. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    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.

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  19. Gabi

    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!

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  22. Nana

    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?

  23. Carla

    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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  26. Lauren

    Wow, wasn’t expecting much but really enjoyed these. I don’t think you included a serving size with the recipe, but my brain convinced me the recipe was for 1 :)


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