Sometimes, I like chocolate. And when I say “like”, what I really mean is “need”. And sometimes I’m sort of lazy. This sugar free brownie batter bites recipe is my prescription for such times of dire need.Not only is the batter very quick to mix up for an instant chocolate fix, but it’s SO rich & satisfying that I just enjoy it in bites here and there. So I scooped the batter into little serving size portions. Aren’t they the cutest things ever?
And they’re REALLY decadent when dipped in the simple sugar free chocolate coating (click here for a printable of the simple chocolate coating recipe & directions from the equally delicious sugar free almond buckeye recipe.)
or just enjoy it straight from the mixing bowl. It’s all cool.
This recipe was posted by my buddy White Rock. She’s like the super hero of creating lazy chocolate dessert, but I know her secret identity. Here are some of the ingredients she used to whip up this brownie batter treat that she calls brownie butter:
You’ll need cocoa, some sort of butter (coconut is what I used, but I also want to try almond & peanut butter versions), real butter…the kind from a cow, my sugar free brown sugar, a sprinkle of nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract. And nuts if you’re in the mood.
Really all it takes is to swirl it all together in a cup. I doubled the recipe, and I made my own coconut butter from unsweetened coconut that I ground in my food processor for about 20 minutes.
This is what it should look like.
And you can add nuts too if that floats your boat!Now, clearly, this can be dangerous stuff. But guess what…for me, I find that enjoying *real* fats like this makes it very filling and hard for me to overindulge. It’s super satisfying- not like the really sugary treats that just seem to get my appetite more revved. If you know that portion size is a big deal for you, then try them scooped into little bites, and just savor one or two at a time.
This is a sugar free “S” for all of you that are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan. I doubled the recipe that White Rock shared, and then used my smallest stainless steel cookie dough scoop that holds a tablespoon of batter, and dropped them onto a plate & chilled. I got about 18-20 Brownie Batter Bites, in a fun portion size.
I think it tastes a lot like brownie batter. Unless you’re 14, and are used to eating real sugar and your Mom makes you taste some brown goop that’s sugar free…then it’s not as impressive. But I’m totally loving on it.
Next week, I’ll show you another fun trick with this recipe!
Enjoy this printable recipe for Brownie Batter Bites!
- ½ c. coconut butter (I want to try almond butter or peanut butter versions)
- 3 T. cocoa
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ¼ c. sugar free brown sugar
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 1/16 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- If you already have coconut butter or manna, then you're in luck. If you have just plain unsweetened coconut, it only takes 20 minutes in a food processor. 2 cups of shredded coconut yielded ½ cup of coconut butter for me.
- Blend coconut, cocoa, butter, and all other ingredients in a small cup or bowl.
- Enjoy the rich taste of brownie batter a bite at a time when a chocolate craving hits, OR portion out with a small cookie scoop and chill into bites.