No-bake brownies

Based on 11 ratings

Julia Stephan

Editor at Kitchen Stories

“Most of the no-bake brownies I've eaten before were either too sticky because of too many dates or too dry because of too much cocoa powder. The ratio of nuts, cocoa powder, and dried fruit in this recipe results in a wonderfully soft, yet firm brownie. Salt enhances the flavors of each ingredient, popped amaranth adds a light crunch, and the melted chocolate turns the glaze into a silken brownie blanket!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
100 g pecans
125 g almonds
9 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
350 g pitted dates
3 tbsp popped amaranth
2 tbsp cocoa nibs
60 ml maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
25 g bittersweet chocolate (melted)
sliced almonds (for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • food processor
  • 2 bowls
  • rubber spatula
  • baking pan (9x9 in.)
  • whisk
  • cutting board
  • knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
313
Protein
8 g
Fat
18 g
Carb
29 g
  • Step 1/4

    Grind pecans, almonds, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor. Add dates and mix until the ingredients come together into a thick paste.
    • 100 g pecans
    • 125 g almonds
    • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 350 g pitted dates
    • food processor

    Grind pecans, almonds, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor. Add dates and mix until the ingredients come together into a thick paste.

  • Step 2/4

    Pour the mixture into a bowl, add puffed amaranth and cocoa nibs and stir well to combine. Put the mass in a 9x9-in baking dish and press firmly.
    • 3 tbsp popped amaranth
    • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
    • bowl
    • rubber spatula
    • baking pan (9x9 in.)

    Pour the mixture into a bowl, add puffed amaranth and cocoa nibs and stir well to combine. Put the mass in a 9x9-in baking dish and press firmly.

  • Step 3/4

    Mix the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and melted dark chocolate in a bowl. Add the remaining cocoa powder and salt and stir with a whisk until combined.
    • 60 ml maple syrup
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
    • 25 g bittersweet chocolate (melted)
    • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • bowl
    • whisk

    Mix the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and melted dark chocolate in a bowl. Add the remaining cocoa powder and salt and stir with a whisk until combined.

  • Step 4/4

    Spread the glaze on the brownies and sprinkle with almond slices. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for approx. 1 hr., then cut into pieces. Enjoy!
    • sliced almonds (for garnish)
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Spread the glaze on the brownies and sprinkle with almond slices. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for approx. 1 hr., then cut into pieces. Enjoy!