Black Bean Brownie Bites Recipe

January 5th, 2018

When it comes to hiding beans in baked goods, brownies are a go-to, but now there’s a bite-sized treat that’s still big on crave-worthy flavor. These decadent truffle-like bites are extra creamy thanks to a silky mix of coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and cacao. The beans add a bit of protein, and each morsel is rolled in superfood chia seeds for a pretty presentation.

Black Bean Brownie Bites

Yield: 10 bites
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


1 (10-ounce) pouch Thrive Market Organic Black Beans, rinsed and dried
1 ½ tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Thrive Market Creamy Almond Butter
3 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Maple Syrup
5 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Cacao Powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon large-flake sea salt
Thrive Market Organic Chia Seeds, for coating


Place black beans, coconut oil, and almond butter in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides and add maple syrup, cacao, vanilla, and salt; process until incorporated. Scoop into a bowl and refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm.

Pour chia seeds into a shallow dish. Form the cacao mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and roll between the palms of your hands, then coat all sides in chia seeds. Chill, covered, until ready to eat.

Recipe credit: Merce Muse

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Nicole GulottaNicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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