Best Recipe for Chocolate No-Bake Brownies (Raw, Vegan, Super Healthy)
Need a super quick and easy recipe for no-bake brownies that are loaded with chocolate flavor?
Say hello to the best homemade brownies in the world!
Truly, you’ll need only 15 minutes to whip up these raw, vegan healthy treats. They are perfect as a delicious chocolate dessert or a good post-workout snack.
They have a gooey, fudgy, crunchy, and rich texture and are packed with whole foods that are sooo good for you.
No cooking, no baking, no flour needed.
In addition, these luscious energy bites are completely egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, and flourless. Completely stress-free and seriously addicting. Yum!
If you love these simple eggless beauties, don’t miss my irresistible no-bake tahini cookies, too.
No-Bake Brownies with Dates and Walnuts
Love to pair dates and walnuts? Me too 🙂
Are you a big fan of easy no-bake dessert recipes?
You need to take a break from the oven and make these mouthwatering walnut-chocolate brownies. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with these unbaked chocolaty squares (all naturally sweetened with dates). They literally melt in your mouth… And are completely guilt-free… You can eat them for breakfast as a healthy pick-me-up snack alongside your creamy smoothie or a cup of coffee. Sounds like the most perfect start of the day, agree with me?
Oh, I forgot to mention that they are an amazing make-ahead dessert idea because they taste even better the next day. You can enjoy it all throughout the week. So delightful!
Ready for a super-fast chocolate date brownies? Let’s make them together!
No-Bake Brownies Ingredients
You need only a few minimal ingredients for these yummy homemade brownies. They are all pantry staples I’m sure you already have in your kitchen. We’ll make them without eggs, butter, or flour. Here they are:
- Cacao powder
- Peanut butter (I used my own creamy peanut butter)
- Pure vanilla extract
- Agave or maple syrup (optional, for the chocolate ganache)
- Melted coconut oil (optional, for the chocolate ganache)
As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.
Time needed: 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How to Make No-Bake Brownies with dates and walnuts?
- Process walnuts
First, put 1 cup of walnuts in a food processor or blender and pulse a few times until finely ground. Finely chop up the rest of 1/2 cup. You’ll love that satisfying crunch chopped walnuts will add to our fudgy brownies.
- Blend dates
Next, blend the dates until smooth and creamy. Add 1-2 tsp water, if needed. That will depend on the dryness of your dates.
- Make the dough
Then, in a medium-sized bowl, combine walnuts, dates, cacao powder, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix everything together until well incorporated.
After that, line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the pan and press with your hands until the mixture is evenly distributed in it. Add more walnuts at the top if you like or make a simple chocolate ganache. This step is optional but highly recommended.
As for the ganache, just melt coconut oil and stir in agave syrup, cacao powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until you get a sticky chocolate paste. Spread it evenly on the brownie dough. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, to set.
- Serve and enjoy
Finally, cut your brownies into squares and serve topped with more finely chopped walnuts. I topped mine with candied pomelo peel. It adds such a delicate citrusy flavor that wonderfully blends with our chocolate brownies.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to a week. Also, you can freeze these sugarless brownies in a freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months.
Yes, it’s best to keep your melty homemade brownies refrigerated. Their complex chocolatey-nutty flavor is more prominent while chilled.
Absolutely, brownies taste better the next day. The date moisture and sweetness become evenly distributed and mingled with peanut butter and cacao powder. The flavors blend beautifully together and the chocolate taste is more pronounced. You should try it yourself!
One thing I really love about these shiny wholesome brownies? They are not only tasty but so nutritious, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and disease-fighting antioxidants. In fact, they are highly beneficial for your digestive health, and greatly improve your blood flow and brain function. Full of vitamin E, Omega 3s, and flavonoids, they successfully reduce inflammation and support your immune system. Ideal sweets that fit in your healthy lifestyle and clean eating menu.
Why you’ll love this recipe for no-bake brownies: It’s:
- Perfectly sweet (naturally sweetened)
- Brain boosting
- Made without oven
- Date infused
- So satisfying
- Utterly irresistable!
Craving More Healthy Vegan Desserts? You should try these:
- Decadent Almond Milk Pulp Cake Without Baking
- The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Creamy Homemade Nutella (No Sugar, No Dairy)
- 6 Ingredient Apple Breakfast Cookies (No Oil, No Flour)
- Super Moist and Fluffy Apple Cake with Walnuts
- 5 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Date Ballas
- Soft Apricot Cake (So Flavorful)
- Hearty Carrot Pineapple Muffins
- Fluffy Blueberry Muffins
- Energy-Boosting Peanut Butter Balls
- Sweet Homemade Chocolate Hearts
- Perfect Baklava Recipe (Delicious Make-Ahead Dessert)
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