Leftover brownies in the fridge? They make the most divine chocolate truffles! The Brownie Balls are so good that if you don't have leftover brownies you should make some just to turn them into truffles!
I love truffles. I love brownies. And I love cake pops. This recipe combines them because the truffle base is made from brownie crumbs the way a cake pop is made from cake crumbs. And then it's covered in chocolate.
Anytime I share this recipe on social media someone always comments with "What are leftover brownies?" and a laughing emoji. I normally bake just for me (my husband doesn't like chocolate and my kids don't always like my low carb baked goods) and sometimes I get tired of eating the same type of brownies night after night. I have a hard life, right? Repurposing them into a different format gives a new life to the week-old brownies in the back of the fridge.
How to Make Brownie Balls
Just mix brownie crumbs and cream. Roll into balls. Dip into chocolate.
Really. These are that simple. The covering things in chocolate part can be a bit messy but if you don't mind a little finger licking everything is easy.
Ingredients for Brownie Truffles
brownie crumbs - any leftover brownies will work!
heavy cream - heavy cream works well in these truffled and gives them a rich and decadent texture but you can use another liquid such as almond milk if you prefer or if you want to keep these truffles dairy free.
milk, semisweet, or dark sugar-free chocolate - any kind of low carb chocolate can work to coat these truffles. Use one that you enjoy. If you don't like 85% dark chocolate choose a bar of sugar-free milk chocolate instead.
What kind of Brownies should I use?
I have a ton of different types of brownies here are Joy Filled Eats and they can all work in this recipe:
I made truffles with the Caramel Macchiato Brownies and they were SO good. A hint of coffee, a hint of caramel, and lots of chocolate.
Brownie Balls aka Brownie Truffles
- 1 cup brownie crumbs I used the brownie base from my Pecan Praline Brownies, I made a batch to try an ice cream recipe, you can use any brownie crumbs in this
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 3 oz sugar-free chocolate
- Combine brownie bits and cream in a glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and then mix until completely smooth. It does help to warm them up for the mixing. (If you don't have a microwave you can just leave them on the counter for awhile to come up to room temperature).
- Cover a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper. Scoop into balls using a cookie scoop and put on the prepared baking sheet. Roll in your hands to make smooth balls (you will get a bit messy). Chill in the fridge or freezer until cold.
- Melt the bar of chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler. Dip each ball into the chocolate and put on a clean piece of wax paper. Mine were setting almost immediately since they were thoroughly chilled. Put them in the fridge until the chocolate is hard. This makes about 15 truffles.
Originally Published May 26, 2016. Revised and Republished on May 2, 2019.