Healthier Brownie Bites topped with powdered sugar and sprinkles

Easy Healthier Fudgy Brownie Bites

In Desserts & Drinks, Snacks by sarawalkenbach10 Comments

Healthier brownies? Can it be? Do they still taste good? Yes. Yes. And yes! You will love these easy healthier fudgy brownie bites. All in all, they will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt, and your kids will like them too!

If you like the chocolatey tasty or these bites, you’ll love my Double Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls.

Healthy fudgy brownie bites topped with powdered sugar along side with fresh whipped cream and raspberries.
Pair these fudgy treats with fresh whipped cream and berries for the perfect dessert.

Why this Recipe Works

Not only are these fudgy bites naturally sweetened with maple syrup, they also only take about 20 minutes to make. Furthermore, using a mini muffin pan helps keep the size smaller, which is a perfect size for a 78-calorie snack.

Healthier Fudgy Brownie Bites Ingredients

Fudgy Goodness

For that irresistible fudgy taste, 2 types of chocolate are required in this recipe: Chocolate Chips and Cocoa Powder.

Chocolate Chips or Bar

One of the most glorious ingredients in all the lands is chocolate! Firstly, use good quality chocolate in these bites. For example, Ghirardelli bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips are top notch and melt beautifully.

The baking aisle of the grocery store typically also has chocolate bars meant for baking. These can also be used, just chop them up so it melts evenly. Or, if you have a modge podge of different chocolate chip remnants, then combine them all! As well as leftover chocolate bars from your kid’s Halloween stash.

Cocoa Powder

Unlike already made chocolate, cocoa powder contains no sugar. It’s a bitter dust that brings the fudgy punch to these brownie bites.

Cocoa powder is loaded with health benefits. According to the article “Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder”, at WebMD:

  • Improves cognitive health
  • Cocoa powder gives the immune system a boost
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease
  • Reduces inflammation

You don’t have to tell me twice to increase my cocoa powder intake. However, the article states to:

Go for products that contain 60-70% cocoa or higher to get the most benefits.

Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder, WebMD

If you like this 20 minute recipe, you’ll love this 15 minute recipe with chocolate chips, Peanut Butter Energy Balls.


Obviously, brownies need a little bit of fat for that rich flavor. Below are a few healthy options to use in these fudgy brownie bites.

Avocado Oil

This oil has a mild taste and can be used later in sauteing veggies because of its high smoke point. Besides being multi-functional in preparing other foods, avocado oil has several health benefits.

According to article, “8 Evidence Based Health Benefits” by Hrefna Palsdottir, MS, avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, as well as…

It’s rich in oleic acid, polyunsaturated fats, carotenoids, and other antioxidant-rich nutrients that are linked to improved heart, skin, and eye health.

Hrefna Palsdottir, MS

Coconut Oil

As apposed to avocado oil, coconut oil has a distinct taste. If you don’t like the coconut taste, then use a refined coconut oil.

There are some conflicting articles about coconut oil since it is high in saturated fat. There are several possible benefits of consuming coconut oil. However, according to this article, Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil” it states that you should limit your intake of coconut oil due to the high amounts of saturated fat..

Looking for another recipe that uses coconut oil? Then you’ll love this Banana Breakfast Cookie recipe.


While butter should be enjoyed in moderation like coconut oil, it is a healthier option over vegetable or canola oil due to it being a whole food.


I like to use Whole Wheat flour when making these bites. Oat flour, Gluten-free flour, Almond flour, all work for this recipe as well.

All the ingredients to make healthy fudge brownie bites which include healthy oil like avocado oil, cocoa powder, eggs, chocolate, vanilla, maple syrup, and whole wheat flour.
These healthier brownies are sweetened with chocolate and maple syrup.

Rest of the Healthier Fudgy Brownie Bites Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Maple Syrup (or substitute honey)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Vanilla
  • Salt

How to Make Healthier Brownie Bites

These little gems really are easy. Not only can you have delicious and healthier fudgy brownie bites in just 20 minutes, but also they’re made in one bowl. Score!

To Start:

  1. Melt the chocolate and oil together in microwave (so easy) or double boiler on the stove top (if you’re a purist). In the microwave melt in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Usually only takes a minute.
  2. Whisk in eggs. Once incorporated whisk in maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Fold in the dry ingredients.
Healthy brownie batter all mixed together.
This one bowl brownie recipe is a breeze, ready in 20 minutes. Whisk, bake, enjoy.

To Finish:

  1. Put batter in a mini muffin tin or 8×8 pan. Make sure you pan spray the pan.
  2. Top with sprinkles (if so desired).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. DO NOT overbake!
  4. Let cool & Enjoy.

Top & Serve

Healthier brownie bites topped with sprinkles.
Make these healthier brownie bites pop with sprinkles!

My kids will gobble these up plain or sprinkled. Here are some ideas for making these brownie bites pop:

  • Sprinkles
  • Powdered Sugar (once baked and cooled)
  • Serve with Whipped Cream and fresh Berries.

That last suggestion is the best! Rich fudgy brownie with cool and creamy whipped cream is a little bit of heaven. It is so easy to make your own whipped cream. AND so much better. You’ll love this Easy Whipped Cream Recipe.


Fudgy Brownie Bites will stay fresh on your counter in an air-tight container for up to 5 days…if they last that long. They can also be put in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

More Healthy Sweet Treats Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Bars – Creamy, naturally sweetened bars with an oaty crust.

Watermelon Granita – Make this into a thirst-quenching beverage too.

Double Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls – A healthy snack that is not shy on chocolate.

Banana Breakfast Cookies – A family favorite, make these cookies for a wholesome breakfast.

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Healthier Brownie Bites topped with powdered sugar and sprinkles

Easy Healthier Fudgy Brownie Bites

Sara Walkenbach
Easy, healthy, AND delicious! All the chocolatey goodness without the guilt.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bites
Calories 78 kcal


  • 2 mini muffin tins


Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet
  • 1/3 cup Healthy Oil Avocado or Coconut*
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Gluten Free, Almond, Oat
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Sprinkles optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a glass bowl, melt chocolate (3/4 cup) and oil (1/3 cup) until smooth. This can be done in the microwave in 30 second increments, or in a double boiler. In the microwave it shouldn’t take much more than a minute.
  • Whisk in eggs (2), until combined. Add in maple syrup (1/2 cup) and vanilla (2 tsp). Whisk until combined.
  • Stir in flour (1/3 cup), cocoa powder (1/4 cup), and salt (1/2 tsp) until just combined. Spray pan coat on a mini muffin pan OR an 8×8 pan. I like to use a small cookie scoop, if using mini muffin pans. Or pour into 8×8 pan. If using sprinkles, top with sprinkles. Bake for 8-10 minutes for mini muffins, and 12-15 minutes for 8×8 pan. Don’t over bake!
  • Let cool and enjoy!



*If you don’t have avocado or coconut oil, butter or canola oil would work too.


Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 23IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brownie bites, fudgy bites, healthy brownie bites, healthy dessert
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    1. Author

      Yay! Thanks for the comment Molly. Let me know how you like them.

  1. These brownie are absolutely AMAZING!! Love how fudgy they are!

    1. 5 stars
      Dave’s granddaughter, Alannah, was visiting this summer and absolutely loved these mini bites. I felt good that she was eating a healthy snack.

      1. Author

        Healthy food, happy belly! Thanks for making my recipes Lois!

5 from 2 votes

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