Healthy brownie truffles with a rich chocolate-coated, no bake brownie batter. No chilling needed so they are quick to make! They are vegan and gluten-free and made from wholesome ingredients. Watch step by step video below!
Healthy Brownie Truffles
Making no bake Brownie Truffles are an incredibly easy way to enjoy brownies when you don't have time to bake any. Just have these whipped up and stored in your refrigerator or freezer for just such an emergency.
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What Are Brownie Truffles?
Brownie truffles are round balls of no bake brownie batter coated in fresh chocolate. Yum! The brownie batter is rich fudgy and the chocolate coating is snappy and delicious. Using oat flour brings tons of fiber and essential nutrients. Quality chocolate and healthy fats bring a delicious before-baked brownie fudge texture.
And they are so easy to make in a single bowl, with a spoon or hand-mixer. Mixing and dipping can be completed in half-an-hour.
Ingredients in Brownie Truffles
Just a few ingredients are needed to make these truffles.
1. Oat flour. Oat flour is full of fiber and protein. It is easy to make by running rolled oats through a food processor or blender, or buy it at most grocery stores or online. If you prefer, use all purpose flour but to avoid eating raw white flour which can be contaminated, be sure to first spread the flour on a cookie sheet, and bake it for 5 minutes at 375 F. Most alternate flours such as oat flour do not carry the same contamination risk and thus can safely be eaten raw.
2. Brown sugar. I use coconut palm sugar because it carries more nutrition than ordinary brown sugar but either is fine.
3. Dark Chocolate. I use quality chocolate chips with only cacao butter and a sweetener in the ingredients such as HU or Enjoylife. However, there are many other quality brands.
4. Applesauce or aquafaba. Either of these is important to add to achieve the same brownie batter texture you get with baked brownies. Using apple sauce will make the flavor sweeter even with unsweetened apple sauce.
5. Butter or coconut oil. This fat is essential for the brownie batter texture. Melt either before use.
6. Nut Butter. This creamy source of protein contributes to creating a fudgy texture inside your truffle.
7. Baking soda and baking powder. Essential to achieve the authentic brownie batter texture.
How to Make Brownie Truffles
1. Prepare ingredients. Open a can of unsalted garbanzo beans that are at room temperature, and pour out the liquid. That's your aquafaba. Some recipes require whipping with a hand-mixer, not this recipe. In fact, I never whip it for any of my recipes. I always just use it straight.
Also, microwave your butter or even coconut oil in 10 second increments to melt it out. And line a baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Make Batter. Put the butter, chocolate, aquafaba and nut butter into a 2-cup pyrex glass measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute. Stir it up until creamy. Add it to a bowl full of your flour and sugar and other dry ingredients.
Mix it all up with a hand mixer or a spoon. It will be a bit like a brownie batter.
3. Make Truffles. Scoop the batter with a small scoop, about 1 tbsp, and line the scoops up on the pan. Roll each with clean hands to smooth the shape and surface.
4. Coat the Truffles. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring cup and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Melt the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until all chips are melted. If need be, microwave again for 15 minutes.
5. Dip the Truffles. I use a candy dipper but you can use two forks. Sit one truffle on one fork. Lower it into the melted chocolate until submerged. Lift it and let it drain. Lower the coated truffle on to a parchment paper. And use the other fork to push it off gently.
6. Chill Truffles. While truffle is still wet, sprinkle any toppings that you want to stick to the top of the freshly dipped truffles. When you feel the coating is solid enough to touch, set the truffles in a sealed container in the refrigerator until read to eat.
How Long Do Brownie Truffles Last?
Brownie truffles last about 3 days refrigerated before they begin to dry out. I typically freeze them after three days, and take them out for a half hour before eating. Either way, I have a square bin with a cover that I use to store them.
Tips to Make These Truffles
1. Don't chill these truffles before dipping to retain a fudgy texture.
2. Be sure your can of garbanzo beans is at room temperature when you open it to retrieve the liquid aquafaba. This will keep the texture from being grainy.
Common Questions About Making Brownie Truffles
What Makes a Truffle a Truffle?
A chocolate truffle is a delicacy just as is a mushroom "truffle" of the same name.
What is the Main Ingredient in a Truffle?
The main ingredient in a truffle is chocolate.
What Do You Coat Truffles in?
Truffles can be coated in chocolate and sprinkled with many things including powdered peanut butter, cocoa powder, sprinkles and more.
Do Homemade Truffles Need to Be Refrigerated?
Yes! Truffles need to be refrigerated to stay fresh, and sealed in a container to keep their fudgy interior texture.
More Chocolate Truffle Recipes To Enjoy
- Chocolate Protein Balls
- Sugar Cookie Truffles
- Vegan Cookie Dough
- Easy Truffles Recipe
- Protein Ball Recipes
- Chocolate Chickpea Clusters
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Healthy Brownie Truffles
- 1 cup oat flour or ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- 6 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce Or aquafaba, the liquid used straight out of the chickpea/ garbanzo beans can, no whipping necessary
- pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp butter I use Earthbalance vegan butter
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- Make sure either apple sauce or aquafaba is at room temperature
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Put the butter, chocolate, apple sauce or quafaba and nut butter into a 2-cup pyrex glass measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute. Stir until creamy.
- Combine the flour and sugar and other dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour the creamy wet chocolate mix into the dry ingredients.
- Mix it up with a mixer or a spoon. It will be a bit like a brownie batter.
- Scoop the batter with a small scoop, about 1 tbsp, and line them up on the pan. Roll each with clean hands to smooth the shape and surface.
Coat the Truffles
- Add 1 cup of chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring cup and 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
- Melt in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until all chips are melted. If need be, microwave again for 15 minutes.
Dip the Truffles
- Use two forks to lower each truffle into the melted chocolate until submerged. Lift it and let it drain. Lower the coated truffle on to a parchment paper. And use the other fork to push it off gently.
Chill & Store
- While truffle is still wet, sprinkle any toppings that you want to stick to the top of the freshly dipped truffles. Then put pan in the refrigerator for half and hour to be sure chocolate coating has set.
- When you feel the coating is solid enough to touch, set the truffles in a sealed container in the refrigerator until read to eat.