Easy No Bake Brownie Bites – Vegan + Gluten Free Recipe

These No Bake Brownie Bites are both healthy and delicious. Dig in for a sweet, fudgy treat you can feel good about.

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Super easy no-bake treats like these fudgy Vegan Brownie Bites are our jam! Check out other healthy energy bites recipes like these Hemp Seed Energy Balls or these Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Protein Balls. Browse all of our Healthy Dessert recipes for more inspiration.

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IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make No Bake Brownie Bites

Ingredients

A short ingredient list is always preferable and these no bake brownie fudge balls don’t require anything fancy. No special equipment such as a food processor or blender is needed.

  • natural peanut butter  
  • cacao powder – or cocoa powder  
  • maple syrup
  • coconut flour
  • dark chocolate chipsmini chocolate chips are also good

Another bonus about this recipe? Refined sugar-free. Love it.

a hand holding a no bake brownie bite with a bite out of it.

Instructions for this recipe

These raw vegan dessert balls are also very simple to make. Just stir and roll!

First, get started by combining the peanut butter and maple syrup in a mixing bowl

I strongly recommend a natural peanut butter – check that the label lists just peanuts and you are good to go. Natural oils help to bind everything together.

a bowl of peanut butter and maple syrup being stirred together.

Next, adding the cacao powder and coconut flour will turn the peanut mixture into a dough.

I use a sturdy spatula for stirring.

brownie batter in a mixing bowl.

Finally, pop the brownie batter mixture into the fridge to firm up.

This will make the process of scooping and rolling the dough into balls much, much easier.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use that to place your rolled bites. I use my trusty small cookie scoop and it works perfectly.

brownie batter being scooped with a cookie scoop.

After they are all rolled out, place the baking sheet in the freezer for the final firm-up.

This takes about an hour.

balls of no bake brownie bites rolled onto a baking sheet.

These healthy, no bake energy bites are excellent for prepping treats and snacks for the week. 

Having nutritious snacks prepped and ready means you may be less likely to buy last-minute crap and snack on something unhealthy.

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FAQS, Tips, and Substitutions

  • What is the difference between cacao powder and cocoa powder? Cacao is the unprocessed version of cocoa powder. It is higher in antioxidants but does have a slightly more bitter flavor.
  • Be sure to refrigerate the dough before rolling it into bites. It is much easier to work with when chilled.
  • Make this a double chocolate recipe! Melt chocolate chips with a teaspoon of coconut oil and dip the chilled balls in the mixture. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt on the tops. Chill again for 20-30 minutes.
  • Add walnuts for a crunchier texture. Any kind of nut will taste delicious!
  • Substitute honey instead of maple syrup.
  • Use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • Substitute the cacao for chocolate protein powder.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for added sweetness.
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*This recipe was originally posted on November 5, 2020, and updated on October 24, 2022, with recipe notes, writing, and new photos.*

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Easy No Bake Brownie Bites – Vegan + Gluten Free Recipe

Sharon Rhodes
These No Bake Brownie Bites are healthy and delicious. Dig in for a sweet, fudgy treat you can feel good about. Vegan and gluten-free!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter and maple syrup.
  • Add in the cacao powder and coconut flour and blend them together until a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pop the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes. This makes the dough firmer and much easier to roll into balls.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Roll them into firm balls then place the baking sheet into the freezer for 45 minutes.
  • Transfer them to a covered container and they will keep in the fridge or freezer for up a week.

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Notes

  • Be sure to refrigerate the dough before rolling it into bites. It is much easier to work with when chilled.
  • Make this a double chocolate recipe! Melt chocolate chips with a teaspoon of coconut oil and dip the chilled balls in the mixture. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt on the tops. Chill again for 20-30 minutes.
  • Add walnuts for a crunchier texture. Any kind of nut will taste delicious!
  • Substitute honey instead of maple syrup.
  • Use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
  • Substitute the cacao for chocolate protein powder.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for added sweetness.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this today, and it was a real treat. Did a mix of peanut, cashew and almond butter instead of just peanut and added a dash of vanilla. Even better still, my man adores them. Thanks heaps!

    1. My pleasure! We looooove this one too. And good to know that a mix of all the nut butters work πŸ™‚ Thanks, Zi!

  2. 5 stars
    OMG, these were so delicious. I made them for dessert last night and they were a hit. Love that they are vegan, too!