This Brownie Batter Log is a little slice of heaven. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, it’s a perfect sweet snack or dessert that not only tastes incredible but is good for your soul and your body!
I love prepping a healthy sweet treat to nibble on throughout the week, and this brownie batter log is one of my favorite go-to recipes. The flavor is so decadent; the combination of chocolate and peanut butter always hits the spot. The texture is chewy, and the crunch from the peanuts adds something a bit special too.
You only need five simple, healthy ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, and it only takes 5 minutes to put together. It’s a great meal-prep snack or dessert that you can grab when you’re craving something sweet. These little bites pack a punch of flavor and nutrients, and I think you’re going to love them!
Why you’ll love these edible healthy brownie batter bites:
It’s super quick and easy to make – ready in 5 minutes!
It’s made with 5 simple pantry ingredients.
It tastes like peanut butter brownie batter.
They’re incredibly satisfying.
They’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan.
They’re refined sugar-free.
They’re good for your soul and your body.
I’ve listed the five ingredients below, as well as some substitutions just below this section. To see the measurements and the full recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this page!
Peanut Butter: Contributing a velvety texture and a wealth of nutritional benefits, nut butter is rich in plant-based proteins, healthy fats, vitamin E, and magnesium. Options like peanut butter, almond butter, or even sunflower seed butter cater to various preferences, including a nut-free version.
Liquid Sweetener: Using a liquid sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, adds natural sweetness without the refined sugars found in traditional recipes. They offer a more balanced release of energy, preventing blood sugar spikes and crashes.
Cocoa Powder: The star of the show, cocoa powder brings that rich chocolatey taste we all love. It’s packed with antioxidants and adds the signature brownie flavor to these bites.
Salt: I’m a strong believer that in everything sweet, you MUST add a bit of salt to bring out the sweetness even more.
Crushed Peanuts: For an added crunch that contrasts beautifully with the chewy texture of the brownie batter. It also adds extra healthy fats and protein.
Crushed Peanuts: As with the peanut butter; you can use any crushed nuts or seeds or even some chocolate sprinkles or desiccated coconut.
As with most of my recipes, you don’t need any fancy tools or equipment. All you need is one bowl and a plate. I also recommend having a digital food scale on hand so that your measurements are more accurate.
How to make this edible brownie batter log
Here is a detailed summary of how to make this brownie batter log; I’ve also included some photos, and you can watch the recipe video here. At the bottom of this page is a summarized version that can be printed.
Step 1: make the brownie batter
Add your nut butter, liquid sweetener, cocoa powder, and salt to a bowl. Use a fork to combine. The mixture should be sticky but not wet. If it’s too dry, add a splash of water, and if it’s too wet, add a touch more cocoa powder.
Step 2: roll
Form a ball with the brownie batter and then use your hands to roll and mold it into a log shape. (YES, I am aware that this doesn’t look very visually appealing, but don’t let that scare you off). You can make it as long and thin as you like. I like mine to be around 3 cm thick.
Step 3: add the crunch
Add your crushed nuts onto the plate and then roll the log in there, lightly pressing the nuts into the brownie batter so that they stick.
Step 4: slice
If your brownie batter seems a bit soft; you can pop it in the fridge or freezer for a couple of minutes to set better. Slice into cylinders, as big or as small as you like. Alternatively, you can leave it whole and slice it as you go so that you can slice it however big you want.
Sift your cocoa powder: I find that cocoa powder has the tendency to be a bit lumpy, which makes it harder for the brownie batter to come together uniformly. For this reason, I like to sift my cocoa powder into the bowl.
Slice as you go: I like to leave my brownie batter log whole and then slice a piece off whenever I fancy a piece. That way, I can decide how big I want my piece to be, depending on how desperate I am for my chocolate fix.
Try different nut butters: I like to mix it up every now and then by using a different nut butter to get a unique flavor. I do the same with the nuts on the outside.
Keep it cool: I like to keep my log in the fridge as I prefer the chewy texture. However, you can keep it at room temperature for a softer texture more like brownie batter.
Roll it into balls: You can also roll the brownie batter into balls instead of a log, but I feel like the log is more fun!
Pair with berries: Chocolate and berries are a match made in heaven, and I find that by pairing this brownie batter with a few berries makes it an even more satisfying snack.
Storage: Store in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap.
Room temperature: As this recipe doesn’t contain any fresh ingredients, it is safe to store it at room temperature. Just take note that if it’s a hot day, the brownie batter will be softer. I wouldn’t recommend leaving this at room temperature for longer than 3 days.
Refrigeration: For a firmer and cooler treat, keep your brownie batter log in the fridge. You can keep this in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Freezing: If you want to extend the storage time, consider freezing the log. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place slices in a freezer-friendly bag. When ready to enjoy, thaw the Brownie Batter Log in the refrigerator for a few hours or at room temperature for a quicker thaw. This helps maintain the desired chewy texture. You can freeze this for up to three months.
Can I incorporate protein powder or other supplements into the batter?
Certainly! If you want to boost the protein content, consider adding a chocolate-flavor protein powder to the Brownie Batter Log. Begin with a small amount, adjusting the liquid content as needed for consistency. Ensure thorough mixing to avoid clumps and taste to adjust sweetness.
How can I make this recipe nut-free if I have allergies?
Instead of peanut butter, opt for a seed butter like sunflower seed butter or tahini. For the crushed peanuts, you can replace them with crushed seeds, such as sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, or choose alternatives like chocolate sprinkles or desiccated coconut for a different texture.
How can I make these brownie batter bites look more visually appealing if serving to guests?
Elevate the presentation of your Brownie Batter Log bites by skewering them on decorative sticks, placing them in vibrant mini cupcake liners, or drizzling with melted chocolate for added visual appeal.
more healthy no-bake dessert recipes:
- Easy and Healthy Brownie Batter Bites
- Easy and Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Bars Recipe
- Easy & Healthy Snickers Energy Balls Recipe
- Mini No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes (easy & healthy)
- No-Bake Ferrero Rocher Brownies (healthy!)
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Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Log
- Add peanut butter, liquid sweetener, cocoa powder and salt to a bowl and mix with a fork to combine.
- Roll the mixture into a ball and then into a log shape.
- Spread the crushed peanuts out on the plate and roll the log in them, lightly pressing the peanuts in so that they stick.
- Optional: place in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to set.