Brownie Truffle Bites

Brownie Truffle Bites
Brownie Truffle Bites

BUSH’S Beans

Brownie Truffle Bites

Use store-bought brownie mix as the base of these brownie bites. No one will know that these treats are slightly healthier thanks to the addition of fiber-rich black beans. Recipe courtesy of Bush’s Beans.

Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients


If you wish to decorate your brownie bites, sprinkle with decorative sugar or chopped nuts before coating sets.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼  Cup  water
  • 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, such as Bushs Beans
  • 15 1/4-ounce box brownie mix
  • large eggs
  • 2/3  Cups  applesauce
  • ½  8-ounce can dark chocolate frosting
  • 12-ounce package dark or white chocolate candy making and dipping wafers


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the water and beans in a blender and purée.

Mix the brownie mix, eggs, applesauce, and bean pureé in large bowl at low speed using a hand mixer until the ingredients are moistened. Pour the mixture into the greased cake pan.

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven with oven mitts.

Cool brownies completely.

Crumble the prepared brownies into a large bowl. Add the frosting and mix thoroughly with a spatula.

Hand roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. If too sticky, chill the mixture 30 to 45 minutes in the refrigerator first. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and set aside.

Place the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe container. Microwave at half power or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Carefully remove from the microwave and stir thoroughly. If the wafers are not completely melted, continue to microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring intermittently until the chocolate is smooth. Be careful to not overheat the wafers, as they will burn.

Using a small spoon, dip the brownie balls into the melted chocolate. Spoon the chocolate over the brownie balls until fully coated. Place the brownie bites on wax paper to set.

Nutritional Facts

Carbohydrate, by difference
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

Brownie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Brownie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.