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First things first: I promised you chocolate-covered brownie balls. 

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I’m not really into baking desserts or keeping cookies in the house.  If I want dessert, I prefer to go to Ben and Jerry’s and buy a sprinkle-covered waffle cone with two giant scoops of Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz (amazaballs).  But every now and then, I get a baking urge and come up with a super easy and delicious creation – like Baked Wonton Cookies.  These chocolate-covered brownie balls definitely fall into the ‘super easy and delicious’ category and taste amazing warm and gooey or chilled and crunchy. 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 packet brownie mix, prepared per package directions (I used a GF kind)
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sunflower butter (or any kind of nut butter)

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven according to brownie directions, mix brownie mix, and bake according to package directions; however, remove mix about ten minutes early, or just when it’s starting to firm up but is not crispy on the edges yet.
  • Allow brownies to cool completely.
  • Crumble cooled brownies into large bowl, add in sunflower butter, and use hands to mix.  Form 12 2-tablespoon balls of brownie.  Side aside.
  • Meanwhile, fill a larger pot with 1-inch of water.  Put smaller pot on top of water (to create a double broiler).  Pour chocolate chips in and stir until melted.  
  • Drop balls into chocolate and use a spoon to thoroughly coat.  Place on plate and allow to cool (or eat gooey warm with a fork).

 

So, the chocolate-covered brownie balls were great.  This was not:

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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

 

I woke up with a headache and all I wanted was caffeine.  Think God is trying to tell me something?  Lay off the sauce, Caitlin.

 

Breakfast:

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In the mix:

 

Greek yogurt

Panda Puffs

Almonds

Bananas

 

So unoriginal but it was all I could muster with the headache and death of my French press (R.I.P).

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Goals for today:  Be a productive little bee.  I’m working on it!

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  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 20, 2011, 9:27 am

    Oh no! I would’ve shed a tear and promptly walked out the door for a coffee shop ;)

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  • Athena @ fitnessandfeta September 20, 2011, 9:31 am

    These brownie balls look amazing!

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  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 20, 2011, 9:32 am

    Sunday night I was craving cake.

    So I baked a cake.

    It was German chocolate so it had a great coconut frosting on top.

    By the time I was done baking/assembling it, it was my bed time. But it was worth it.

    I’m more likely to bake a dessert when I’m craving it than to go out and buy it. I guess I’m just too lazy to get out of my pj’s and leave the house!

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  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 20, 2011, 9:39 am

    Droooool! Those balls sound SO good. Yum!

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  • Nathalie September 20, 2011, 9:42 am

    I have broken 4 of those cafetieres in 3 years… I am actually considering writing to them (Bodum in my case), because I feel they brake too easily- I never knocked them hard or anything. We broke one just recently- the BF only caught it with his watch (ok, he’s got a pretty solid watch…but really!?) and the glass broke… not good enough me thinks (and I am really not the complaining type).
    Have a great productive day :-)

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  • Kath September 20, 2011, 9:47 am

    Sure hope you didn’t crush your french press with you hand!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 20, 2011, 9:50 am

    Oh wow, I am not really a desserts/sweets kind of person either, but seeing the first photo pop up in my reader made my mouth water within seconds!

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  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 20, 2011, 9:52 am

    Similar to cake pops – which are made with cream cheese – but these would be a perfect chocolate/pb craving! You can get french presses pretty cheap at TJ Maxx or Marshalls if you want to replace it!

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  • Kayla September 20, 2011, 9:53 am

    Seriously, those brownie balls look amazing. I love the bite sized treat idea. I feel like I would be SO satisfied by that! Sorry for your loss… Coffee is my morning must have.

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  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life September 20, 2011, 9:54 am

    Wow those look great and they seem like the cake and brownie pops that I have made before and LOVED!! I have never tried a gluten free brownie before but you have me very interested…

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  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness September 20, 2011, 10:00 am

    Oh nooooo! :-O R.I.P coffee maker…R.I.P. So sorry for your loss, Caitlin. ;-) Guess it’s green tea all the way, eh? Or a trip to the coffee shop :-P
    I’m exactly the same – rarely cook desserts or sweet things, and prefer to have some yummy dark chocolate, frozen banana or fresh fruit for dessert. But those brownie balls DO look very very tasty! And there’s nothing wrong with a so-called “unoriginal” breakfast – it’s all good food and healthy fuel!
    Have a lovely productive day! <3 xyx

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  • Kim @ Wonderings September 20, 2011, 10:04 am

    Poor French Press! With no coffee this morning, you might be able to treat yourself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte later!

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  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 20, 2011, 10:15 am

    Oh that IS a good idea to cover ‘em in a nutbutter. Sounds delish, and I don’t even love brownies!

    Sorry about your French press!

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  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food September 20, 2011, 10:25 am

    ahhhck – that would make me cry too!

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  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 20, 2011, 10:27 am

    I broke our French press recently…..it’s so depressing.

    Drip coffee it is! haha

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  • Allie Q (Fit Geek) September 20, 2011, 10:29 am

    I never thought my mouth would water from looking at balls.

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  • Danielle C. September 20, 2011, 10:32 am

    NOOOOOOOOO! Not the French Press, RIP.

    Definitely going to make those brownie balls sometime soon, I’m all about easy treats.

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  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) September 20, 2011, 10:36 am

    I love it when you post about balls.

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  • Khushboo September 20, 2011, 10:41 am

    Those look delicious but I won’t lie, your description of the ben & jerrys has me drooling!!

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  • Mariel September 20, 2011, 10:46 am

    Those brownie balls look so good. And there are so many potential TWSS comments to make!

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  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 20, 2011, 10:52 am

    I love cake balls but I love brownies more than cake so I definitely want to make these!

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  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun September 20, 2011, 10:54 am

    Why have I never thought of this? Truffles like this are my “specialty”. Oreo truffles. Peanut butter graham truffles. Why have I not done brownie ones before? Must make these!

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  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 20, 2011, 10:55 am

    Oh those brownie balls look soooo good.

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  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs September 20, 2011, 11:11 am

    I would seriously cry if that happened to me… Sorry about the headache, I hope that you feel better soon!

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  • deva @ deva by definition September 20, 2011, 11:13 am

    Those look AMAZING. So yummy! I am sorry about your French Press, that’s no fun! If I were in your position, I’d probably be walking to the coffee shop within minutes, haha.

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  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 20, 2011, 11:20 am

    No coffe would probably kill me! I woke up with a headache too, but I think the pressure outside has something to do with that. The brownie balls sound sinful! I hope your head feels better soon!

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  • Chelsea September 20, 2011, 11:33 am

    Mmm I’m going to HAVE to make those brownie balls soon!

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  • Moni'sMeals September 20, 2011, 11:43 am

    NICE! Kinda of like cake pops, only….way BETTER!! :)

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 20, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Sorry about the french press.. Bet the choc covered brownie balls would heal you :)

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  • Liz @ Southern Charm September 20, 2011, 12:20 pm

    I want these balls now! They look and sound SO AMAZING!!

    Sorry about your french press. Hope your amazing brownie balls will cheer you up?

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  • Lauren September 20, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Holy goodness! I need to make these today!

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  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' FitnessDiaries September 20, 2011, 1:00 pm

    Chocolate covered brownie balls?! YES PLEASE! Thanks for sharing!

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  • CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com September 20, 2011, 1:00 pm

    oohhh my husband is going to love you for this recipe!!! thanks for another good one :-)

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  • Sara September 20, 2011, 1:03 pm

    1. Those brownie balls look AMAZING.

    2. I’ve had more french presses break on me than I care to admit. I even tried a “shatter-proof” model and THAT broke! (Though, it was the plunger that broke, instead of the beaker that time.) I finally paid a little more for one of the fun colorful bodums (in bright green!) and it’s still going strong!

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  • Allison September 20, 2011, 1:06 pm

    The chocolate covered brownie balls look delicious! I had an incredible ice cream sandwich at a restaurant I reviewed this past week. In my opinion, simple desserts are the best.

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  • Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 20, 2011, 1:07 pm

    I’m with you on the not keeping sweets in the house. Otherwise, its like a whole box of cookies is calling my name.

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  • Amber K September 20, 2011, 1:09 pm

    Definitely telling you something… Although sorry about the caffeine-withdrawal headache!

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  • Cindy September 20, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Your breakfasts always look so good! I love the simplicity of the Greek yogurt, cereal choice, nut/nut butter, and fruit! The one you made today looks AWESOME! I really want it! :)

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  • katie @ KatieDid September 20, 2011, 1:22 pm

    awww sadness. I would have been out the door in 2 seconds flat to get a cup of joe from somewhere else if that happened to me in the morning. Need my coffee.
    I’ve had a box of GF brownie mix lying around, and I don’t like to bak much either because I usually just end up eating way to much of whatever I make… but a friend’s birthday is coming up, and that looks like an awesome way to use up the mix I have already!

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  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life September 20, 2011, 1:25 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I hate when the french press breaks!!! Worst.feeling.ever. Obviously that was a sign that you needed to go OUT for coffee! Duh! :) Hope you’re being productive.. this rain down here sure isn’t helping me be productive!

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  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count September 20, 2011, 1:29 pm

    Those look SO amazing!! I am putting these on my “to make” list immediately!

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  • Heather September 20, 2011, 1:40 pm

    I thought for a second that you put chickpeas in your yogurt bowl!

    The brownie balls look so yummy, can’t wait to make them.

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  • Brittany @a healthy slice September 20, 2011, 1:46 pm

    I totally thought those were chickpeas on your breakfast!

    Ps- those brownie balls are calling my name. Must. Get. To. The. Store.

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  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 20, 2011, 1:55 pm

    good luck caitlin :)

    the brownie balls look fab! i’m not as much of a chocolate person but may try subbing in a different kind of cake mix…

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  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing September 20, 2011, 2:14 pm

    These could not look more amazing! Chocolate + underbaked goodies + nut butter is the most dreamy of combinations for sure :).

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  • Hillary September 20, 2011, 2:24 pm

    I need these, like, now.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 20, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Oh no! Haha it probably is a sign! And those brownie balls look AMAZING. sooo gooey and chocolatey!

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  • Julia @ Do more, feel Good September 20, 2011, 5:58 pm

    Oooo! I’m g-free as well and I’m going to try these out for my girls’ night tomorrow! Dare I say that g-free brownies are better than the regular kind?

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  • The Teenage Taste September 20, 2011, 7:28 pm

    BROWNIE BALLS?! Holy Yum! Why didn’t I think of these? ;-)

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  • Sarah September 20, 2011, 8:17 pm

    Mmm… brownies with protein! YUM!

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  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 20, 2011, 8:53 pm

    Holy cow these look amazing. I think I will try making them this weekend for my annual get together with my college BF’s. Love me some chocolate and girl time!

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  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wanna Be September 21, 2011, 12:26 pm

    O.M.F.G. those look amazing. yummmmmm

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  • Sarah C September 22, 2011, 9:34 am

    My french press broke yesterday too! I was super bummed that I had to wait until i got to work to have my morning coffee :-/

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  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine September 22, 2011, 4:29 pm

    Oh dear, I thought those panda puffs were chickpeas at first! Now, that, would have been adventurous ;)

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  • Malia @ Life is Good Girl October 2, 2011, 7:01 pm

    I thought those panda puffs were chickpeas too! I was thinking wtf? Anyways, those brownie balls look mouth-watering good! I’ll take one please!

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  • Charity November 7, 2011, 4:32 pm

    omg this is not something one should look at while on a diet!!!

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  • Sandra December 14, 2011, 11:51 am

    Ohmygoodness I made these this weekend and they were SO GOOD. Seriously, the bf could not keep his hands out of the tupperware :) I added some green and red sprinkles to keep them Christmas-y and they were the cutest! I also made them way small so I ended up with like 24 which was nice, because it was a perfect little bite to satisfy my chocolate craving :) Thanks for the great recipe!

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