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: chocolate protein truffles with sprinkles

Secretly Healthy Black Bean Chocolate Protein Truffles {grain free, gluten free, vegan, healthy}

Amazingly fudgy chocolate protein truffles made secretly healthy thanks to the hidden black beans. High in protein and fiber and low in calories, these little bites make for a delectable snack or treat.

Course Dessert, Healthy Snack, Snack
Keyword chocolate protein truffles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1114
Calories 105 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 - 15 oz can of low-sodium or no salt added organic black beans, rinsed and drained, and patted dry
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (can use vegan if desired)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus 1 teaspoon for chocolate coating
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3.5 oz good quality chocolate, chopped (vegan, if desired)
  • Toppings, if desired: sprinkles, flaked coconut, and/or chopped nuts


  1. Place black beans, 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, and maple syrup in large bowl of food processor; process until very smooth in consistency. You may need to scrap down the sides. 

  2. Slowly add in cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder (if desired). Taste and add more cocoa powder if necessary. If you decide not to add in protein powder, simply replace with about 3 more tablespoons of cocoa powder or until batter tastes chocolaty enough to your liking.

  3. Place truffle batter in fridge for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove from fridge and form batter into 12 even dough balls; roll them with your hands like you would roll a sugar cookie. A tip: You can use latex gloves if you don't want messy hands! 

  4. Place truffles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place back in fridge while you make chocolate coating.

  5. Heat chocolate and 1 teaspoon coconut oil in small saucepan on very low. Stir every so often until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Remove from heat. Coat each truffle in chocolate by using a fork or toothpick (they don't have to be perfect!). Roll in sprinkles, nuts or coconut if desired. Place back on parchment paper and back to the fridge for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to coat the truffles in whatever you'd like. The calories currently include the chocolate coating.

To make them vegan, be sure to use vegan chocolate and a vegan chocolate protein powder.

These will keep for a few days in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Secretly Healthy Black Bean Chocolate Protein Truffles {grain free, gluten free, vegan, healthy}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Carbohydrates 12.7g4%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.