Too-Good-To-Be-True: No-Bake Brownies

Full of delightful ingredients that are kind to your blood sugar levels, these no-bake brownies are what you should be reaching for at 3pm (or any hour for that matter!)

Full of healthy fats and protein, these delicious morsels come together perfectly without the using the oven, flour, sugar, or butter. One small piece satisfies afternoon chocolate cravings and they make the perfect indulgent after-dinner treat as well.

Our no-bake brownies are too good to be true, and good for you too!

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(p.s It may look like a lot of ingredients, but this is super-easy… trust us!)

Brownies:

1 cup pecans, almonds or cashews (or a combination of each)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 heaped cup soft dates, pitted
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave or honey)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (or cacao butter)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate ganache:

1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/8 cup coconut oil, melted
1/8 cup maple syrup (or agave syrup)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cacao nibs for garnish (optional)

Method:

1. Line a slice tin with baking paper.
2. Place nuts into a food processor.
3. Process until broken up roughly.
4. Add cacao powder and shredded coconut (if using).
5. Process again for a few seconds until combined.
6. Add dates and process until combined.
7. Add coconut butter, maple syrup and vanilla and process until combined (the texture should be sticky enough when squeezed together).
8. Press into tray.

Refrigerate for 2 hours to set (or keep in the freezer)

Ganache Method:

Whisk cacao powder, coconut oil, syrup and vanilla until smooth.
Spread over firm brownie mixture.
Sprinkle over cacao nibs
Refrigerate for an hour, until set.
Slice into small pieces using a hot knife.

 

About the author: Angelique is a lawyer by day (and sometimes night) and an aspiring food blogger. Angelique is always looking for creative and time-saving ways to maximize the hours in the day whilst maintaining an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle. Cooking is her way of unwinding after a long day and continuing on her exciting food journey.

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13 Comments

  • Em
    Reply Em Thursday 4th June, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Will try these with the kids – have been looking for a recipe like this!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Thursday 4th June, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      They are delicious Em, well worth a weekend activity 🙂

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 19th May, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Yummo!!!!

  • chuu_sxy18
    Reply chuu_sxy18 Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I need to try this ASAP! I love brownies and natural ingredients, so this is heaven!

  • Reply Zerotolove Saturday 21st March, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Yummmmmm! Can’t wait ti try these!

  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 12th March, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    The ganache by itself even looks amazing. Might try that on it’s own!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:12 am

      You can probably use the ganache on other baked items – maybe even a biscuit?!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Thursday 12th March, 2015 at 12:12 am

    These look and sound so yummy!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:12 am

      They certainly do judi1…

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 11th March, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    These sound great.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Maybe your kids will like these BellaB?

  • Reply stels Wednesday 11th March, 2015 at 11:59 am

    omg yum!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Yes, precisely stels 🙂 xx

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