These No-Bake Brownie Bites are your solution when you’re feeling that chocolate craving but don’t want to heat up the house with the oven. All you’ll need to do is chill some dough and melt some chocolate. Yum!
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I feel like when I was young, no one had ever heard of no-bake desserts, or maybe everyone was keeping them a secret! I gotta say, y’all, I’m so grateful for the no-bake stuff now.
They’re so low-effort but always SO good, and best of all? If it’s summer and I need my sweets, I don’t have to turn the oven on at all.
With these No-Bake Brownie Bites, in particular, I can satisfy my constant love of chocolate in under an hour. All you need to do is chill some dough and dip it in chocolate, and you’re good to go.
These are great snacks for the whole family, too! Or share them at parties, potlucks, holidays, or casual get-togethers!
Indulge in the rich, chocolatey goodness of this easy-to-make, No-Bake Brownie Bites recipe. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with these delicious treats.
With no oven required, they are the perfect idea for busy days or when you’re in the mood for something chocolatey and indulgent.
Brownie snacks WITHOUT heating up the house or even turning on the oven?! Don’t mind if I do! I hope you enjoy them!
Recipe for Brownie Bites: Ingredients & Equipment
For the No-Bake Brownie Bites recipe, you will need …
- brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and flour – these ingredients will form your dough.
- vanilla extract – a touch of vanilla extract in any baked good helps bring out all the flavors involved!
- cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips – well, you can’t have brownies without these, can you?! You’ll mix this into the dough for delectable chocolatey goodness!
- German sweet chocolate – chopped into pieces. You’ll melt this chocolate to dip your bites into!
- hand or a stand mixer – to mix your dough.
- baking sheet with parchment paper – you’ll keep your brownie bites here to chill them.
- double broiler or microwave – to melt your chocolate.
How to make No-Bake Brownie Bites
First, make your brownie dough. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter until it’s all combined. Add the vanilla extract and mix until the dough is smooth, then add the all-purpose flour and cocoa powder, mixing again until it forms a soft ball. Finally, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Second, chill the dough. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put the brownie balls in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill.
Third, melt your chocolate. Use a double broiler or a microwave-safe container to melt the German chocolate. (If you’re using a microwave, heat it in 20-second bursts, stopping to stir after each interval until the chocolate is smooth.)
Fourth, coat the brownies in chocolate. Dip each brownie bite in the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off, before transferring them back to the baking sheet. Repeat with all of the brownie bites until they’re all coated.
No-Bake Brownie Bites: FAQs
You’ll need a little under an hour. Half of that is prep time, and the other half is chill time. (Obviously, there’s no baking in this recipe, so you’ll need to put your dough in the fridge!!)
This recipe should produce 18-20 brownie bites.
If you put them in an airtight container, they’ll be fine at room temperature for about 5-7 days. You can also put them in the fridge, and they’ll keep for a little longer (think a week and a half or so). You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
Yes, chilling is an essential step to allow the bites to firm up and hold their shape.
It is important to bake the flour to kill any bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella, and/or Listeria) that may be present. For your safety, please do not skip this step! Once the flour is baked, the actual brownie portion of this recipe does not require any baking.
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- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped in pieces
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spread the flour over a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
- Add the vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
- Add the all-purpose flour and cocoa powder, mixing until it forms a soft ball.
- Fold in the mini chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the brownie balls in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill.
- Using a double broiler or a microwave-safe container to melt the German chocolate. If using a microwave, heat in 20-second bursts, stopping to stir after each interval until the chocolate is smooth.
- Dip each brownie bite in the melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off, before transferring back to the baking sheet. Repeat with all of the brownie bites until they are all coated.
- Allow the brownie bites to set before serving (you can speed up the process by popping them back in the fridge for a few minutes)
- It is important to bake the flour to kill any bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella, and/or Listeria) that may be present. For your safety, please do not skip this step!
- Don't want to use your oven to heat treat the flour? You can also microwave it until it reaches 160°F, effectively killing off problematic bacteria. If you don't have a thermometer, a good rule of thumb is to microwave the flour for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring after 15-second intervals. Then go on with the recipe without worry!
- You can store the brownie bites in an airtight container at room temperature for 5-7 days. You can also store them in the fridge, and they’ll keep for about 10-14 days, or keep them for up to 3 months in the freezer.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
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