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No-Bake Brownie Bliss Balls

No-bake Brownie Bliss Balls are the best snack, dessert, or breakfast topping! They’ve won my picky mother’s heart. While higher in fat than most of my recipes, each truffle contains a secret rainbow of nutrients, including selenium, iron, magnesium, and fiber. The texture is a cross between a cold brownie and Brigadeiros. 

Summer means taking a break from the oven. You flirt with the fridge, sometimes sticking your head in the freezer to offset the surrounding heat. But the need for dessert never leaves. In comes ice cream, sorbet, popsicles, cookie dough, and key lime pie. Oh, and no-cook chocolate truffles that are as easy as “smush, roll, chill.” Only 8 ingredients and 4 steps? Gluten-free, high in healthy fats, and low-carb? No animal products? Whole Foods? Sounds like a plan.

And no, I am not on Keto. But some of those recipes can be useful for other reasons.

These fudgy truffles rely on a light base of shredded coconut and powdered peanuts (or almonds), but the flavor disappears into a lush collage of chocolate and sweetness Brazil nuts are Nature’s selenium capsules, each providing close to the RDA. While an acquired snack as is, they aren’t detectable either. Food is just more fun in spherical form!

Following the gram measurements leads to the most authentic and repeatable results, but don’t let that stop you from using classic measuring materials. Nutrition information was calculated using grams and recommended products.

No-Bake Brownie Bliss Balls

Yield: 15-16 truffles (using a 1-tbsp cookie scoop)


  • 6 tbsp (24g) reduced-fat unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 3 tbsp (21g) Brazil nuts
  • 3 tbsp (15g) Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated monk fruit (or other sugar/sugar substitute)
  • 2 tbsp (16g) powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (20g) vegan protein powder*
  • 3 tbsp (42g) nut butter of choice**
  • 1/3 cup (70g) applesauce
  • pinch salt


  1. In a food processor, pulse the first six ingredients (all nuts, cocoa and protein powders, and sweetener.)
  2. Add the wet ingredients (nut butter and applesauce) and let it roll again.
  3. Scrape down the sides and toss in the salt. Blend until a thick dough forms.
  4. Roll into 1-tbsp balls and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.

Info de Nutrition: 67 calories | 2.8g protein | 2.2g fiber | 3.8g fat

*Soy protein isolate is most absorbent and was used here, but hemp protein, pea protein, and most plant-based blends should agree. Play with the liquid amounts, if needed.

**Nuttzo’s chocolate 7-nut-and-seed butter matches the other flavors in this recipe, but any fat-based spread will do the trick.

If this recipe doesn’t fit your preferences/goals, I have alternative treats!

Lazy Dark Chocolate Truffles– 2 ingredients that are likely in your house

“Nutella” Protein Balls

Strawberry Shortcake Pops- for the psychopaths  For those who hate chocolate;)

Pop one for the road… giddily grab three after dinner… have a couple before a workout (or in my case, summer deep cleaning.)

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

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