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Chocolate Brownies Protein Bites (Vegan-Friendly)

  • Published on: 18 April, 2014
  • Last update: 27 January, 2016

Yuuuuum! Nothing better than a decadent dessert that doesn’t make you feel an ounce of guilt. Although these are “brownies” there is not an ounce of flour in them – it’s all one very special secret ingredient. BLACK BEANS! I know what you’re thinking. I wasn’t thrilled about eating beans for dessert either. But after seeing them used so many times in gorgeous fitness-geared recipes, I had to try it out on my own. Nick said he never would have guessed in a million years that these “treats” are really protein-packed legumes!



  • 1- 15 oz can low-sodium or no salt added organic black beans, rinsed and drained, patted dry
  • 1 scoop Source Organic Whey Protein(if vegan, use a vegan protein powder)
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. coconut nectar (or maple syrup, agave, honey, any liquid works)
  • 5 tbsp. dutch-processed cocoa powder (regular works fine, I prefer dutch)


  • 3 oz. dark chocolate of your choice (if vegan, use vegan chocolate)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil


1. Place beans, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and coconut nectar in a food processor. Process until smooth.
2. Add in cocoa powder and protein powder, process again.
3. Chill batter in the fridge for 25 minutes.
4. Take it out and shape it into balls.
5. Melt your chocolate and coconut oil using the double boiler method and roll each ball in the coating. Refrigerate until the coating is solid!
I think I’m going to make these and take them to Easter so I have some non-gmo treats to enjoy while everyone is having dessert! Let me know if you make them, and enjoy xo

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Just popped mine in the fridge for the final stage of cooling down the coating. I’m so excited to try them tonight and potentially serve them this week for the Xmas holidays!! Thank you!!!


I finally made this recipe, and didn’t tell anyone about the “secret” ingredient. No one knew that these weren’t made with all the usual sugar, butter, cream and chocolate! They just thought I made awesome truffles for desert! Needless to say, when they found out they were eating black beans, they were blown away. And went back for more. (

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