mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownie recipe {grain-free, egg-free}

by purelytwins

Recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies.

Recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies. This recipe for protein fudge brownies is super easy to make! topped with a rich and creamy  avocado frosting!

So many of you on Facebook guessed pretty darn close to today’s recipe! Guess you guys really know us, hehe.

Chocolate and mint are always a good first guess.

mint fudge egg free brownies

Mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownie bars recipe that is gluten-free and grain-free.

Easy dessert recipes are the best recipes. And this protein fudge brownie is super easy to make! Oh yay! 

Recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies. This recipe for protein fudge brownies is super easy to make! topped with a rich and creamy  avocado frosting!

Recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies. This recipe for protein fudge brownies is super easy to make! topped with a rich and creamy  avocado frosting!

We thought of doing our banana coconut fudge on top of the protein brownie bars. So we started whipping up the fudge as the brownies were cooling. Then we realized that the fudge probably won’t be enough to really cover the brownies. We wanted a thick, rich frosting for these ultimate mint brownie bars.  

Oh.. what… do we do now? —> we thought.

We came up with adding in an avocado and some coconut oil. Unsure of exactly how it would turn out, but we had a STRONG feeling it would be a-m-a-z-i-n-g!


And it was!

Perfectly rich, smooth and velvety.  And the avocados also helped with adding in some more natural green color. Brilliant!

These brownies need to be shared, as they are far too dangerous to be left alone with. We are totally obsessed and think you will too!

Mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies with avocado frosting.

Recipe for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownies. This recipe for protein fudge brownies is super easy to make! topped with a rich and creamy  avocado frosting!

If you love chocolate and mint this recipe is for YOU!

We could eat like a hundred and still not get sick of them (ok…probably get a little sick).  Basically you need to make them. Why? Because they are awesome!

They are very visually appealing too, with the pale green contrasting with the brown of the chocolate. Love it!

vegan mint hemp browniebars

Gather your ingredients and come make mint chocolate protein brownies with us!


mint chocolate chip protein fudge brownie recipe {grain-free, egg-free}

Mint chocolate chip protein brownie recipe. These brownies are topped with a rich creamy dairy-free avocado banana coconut butter frosting. These mint brownies are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and low sugar!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: makes 12 - 16 brownies 1x



Mint fudge frosting

  • 1 large avocado (5 oz)
  • 1 1/2 bananas (about 5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (4 1/2 oz)
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil (3 oz)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/21 tsp peppermint
  • handful of spinach (or could do 1/4-1/2 tsp spirulina powder)
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Make gluten-free brownies
  2. As it bakes, gather your frosting ingredients. Place fudge frosting ingredients into blender (we used our vita-mix blender) and blend till smooth and creamy.
  3. Once brownies have cooled spread mint fudge frosting on top. Top with chocolate chips if desired!
  4. Place mint fudge brownies in fridge to let the frosting set before slicing.
  5. Enjoy!


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Carey March 15, 2013 - 2:33 pm

If you didn’t want to use the applesauce in the brownie recipe could you use one more egg? Any suggestions?

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:19 pm

yes you can do another egg, and you might need a little bit of water 1/4- 1/3 cup. 🙂

Harry Sandford August 18, 2014 - 6:59 am

Can you please provide me with the calorie/macronutrient breakdown for the Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge Brownies?

Thanks a lot.

purelytwins August 18, 2014 - 9:05 am

Sorry we do not have that information.

Lindsay March 15, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Great recipe! I love that you included a ton of other recipes in this post too 😀 Thanks for the festive, green ideas.

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:19 pm

oh ya!

Lindsay's List March 15, 2013 - 2:50 pm

you guys are just food smarties!!

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:19 pm


Kierston @candyfit March 15, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Please stop. Stop making drool so much!

Wowza…can I come over after my competition and have a taste of EVERYTHING! 🙂

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:19 pm


Lisa March 15, 2013 - 5:35 pm

These look incredible! I’m already planning on making that green fudge, but this is next on my list for sure!

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:20 pm

thanks Lisa 🙂

GiGi Eats Celebrities March 15, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Have you two opened a bakery yet? 😉

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 6:20 pm


Laura March 15, 2013 - 8:06 pm

For the peppermint, should it be fresh peppermint or peppermint extract?

purelytwins March 15, 2013 - 8:39 pm

we used peppermint extract 🙂

sara March 15, 2013 - 9:50 pm

What hemp protein do you use? I have tried a few that are so grainy and awful to do anything with. Any good brand recommendations?

purelytwins March 16, 2013 - 8:36 am

We find them all to have the grainy texture, we have yet to find one that is really smooth. We use Nutiva Hemp protein and Manitoba Harvest organic hemp protein powders.

Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) March 16, 2013 - 7:56 am

Perfect St. Patrick’s Day (or for any day 😀 ) treat!

purelytwins March 16, 2013 - 8:36 am

yep 🙂

Mary @ Fit and Fed March 16, 2013 - 11:33 am

Another winner, I’ve just shared this one. You are so creative, what a great way to get an attractive, natural green tint!

Carolyn March 16, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Any substitutions for the fruits?

purelytwins March 17, 2013 - 10:18 am

to replace the bananas – you could had in about 5oz of cashews and add in maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener of choice to taste.

Carolyn March 17, 2013 - 10:20 am

What if you don’t do cashews (or any nuts) or sweetners (except stevia)?

purelytwins March 17, 2013 - 1:23 pm

can use coconut meat or use more avocado, it might just have a more ‘avocado’ taste, you could try doing just stevia for the sweetness, you might have to add in some water to replace the liquid sweetener

Carolyn March 17, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Thank you, ladies 🙂 Have a great day!

Kaye March 17, 2013 - 5:55 pm

We have been snacking on these Mint Chocolate Chip Protein brownies all weekend!!!!, thank you for this AWESOME recipe!!!! Major keeper!!

purelytwins March 17, 2013 - 8:08 pm

awesome Kaye!! glad you have been enjoying them as much as we have 😉

raechel March 21, 2013 - 11:21 am

Amazing recipe! Question: How long can these be stored? Does the frosting turn brown like an overripe avocado? I want to bring these to two different parties (one Friday, one Saturday), and would like to make them today (Thursday), but am wondering if they will still be good by Saturday?

purelytwins March 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Freezing helps with the browning, we had our store in the freezer for about 4-5 days and were fine. They turned slightly brown but not that bad 🙂

raechel March 21, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Great, thanks! : )

Marlo March 24, 2013 - 11:15 pm

Thanks for this post! I made these tonight, following the recipe exactly and they are so delicious! I’ve been indulging all weekend in food that makes me feel guilty while I’m eating so it’s nice to have a nutrient-dense treat in hand heading into the new week! I have one question for you…do you think it’s possible to sub another protein powder for the hemp? My husband uses Raw Meal from Garden of Life so we always have that in the house…thanks again!

purelytwins March 25, 2013 - 8:51 am

yes another protein powder should work, it just might change the taste and texture a little, also we would suggest adding in the wet slowly as each protein powder can be different in how much water it absorbs.

Lizzy June 27, 2013 - 9:34 am

So delicious I am going to have to give them a go this weekend. I made some super healthy gluten free brownies and they turned out really tasty. Here is the link to the recipe

Suzanne June 3, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Update on my review:
These are delicious!!! The four year old ate it and loved it. He was also full of “Yum, this is good!” The husband said they were just alright. But, his opinion doesn’t matter as he eats everything not good for him. 🙂

5 star brownie recipe! 🙂

purelytwins June 4, 2014 - 5:54 am

so happy to hear this Suzanne!! xoxo

Kathy August 6, 2014 - 2:33 pm

How come the recipe calls for 1 cup Hemp powder and then says (4 oz)? One cup equals 8 oz. ???

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 4:22 pm

8 oz is for liquid, not for flour.

Beth June 29, 2015 - 12:12 am

What would you recommend as a replacement for coconut butter? I’m in New Zealand: it’s incredibly expensive in stores here, and I don’t have any time to whip up my own in the near future!

Also for the actual bars, do you think that the arrowroot could be omitted? Or would it need cornstarch or spelt flour or something similar in place?

You guys are amazing! thanks!

purelytwins June 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm

Any nut butter can be used for the coconut butter. You can use cornstarch for the arrowroot. Thank you 😉 Enjoy the brownies.

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