These No-Bake Brownies are the perfect treat that are vegan, paleo, and gluten-free. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less.

no bake brownie slice on a plate with fresh flowers

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to share these delicious no-bake brownies that you can make in 30 minutes or less. The ingredients are super wholesome, too, with dates and chocolate chips as the main sweeteners.


To make this recipe, all you need are 7 easy-to-find ingredients, including:

  • slivered almonds
  • dates
  • chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • and coconut oil

See the recipe card at the end of this post for the complete ingredients with measurements.

no bake brownie ingredients

Recipe Steps

Making this recipe is so easy! You do need a food processor (Cuisinart makes a great entry-level model), but that’s the only special equipment you need.

Step One

The first step is to gather up all of your ingredients and then throw them all into the food processor (except for the chocolate chips).

Step Two

After you’ve blended everything up, add the chocolate chips and process them until they mix with the other ingredients.

Step Three

Lastly, press the mixture into a glass pan and chill until you’re ready to serve the date brownies. 

process shots brownies

I think you will agree that these no-bake vegan brownies are the perfect easy treat for Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion. This recipe is also great for potlucks and parties.

two plates of brownies with flowers

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No-Bake Vegan Brownies (Gluten-Free)


These No-Bake Brownies are the perfect treat that are vegan, paleo, and gluten-free. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less.



  • 1 1/4 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Place the almonds, dates, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and sea salt in the base of a food processor.
  2. Process on high for about a minute, or until the mixture starts to get crumbly.
  3. Stop the food processor and add the chocolate chips. Process an additional 30 seconds or until the chocolate chips break up a little bit.
  4. Remove the lid from the food processor and transfer the mixture to an 8-inch by 8-inch glass baking dish. Use your hands to press the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  5. Refrigerate the brownies for at least 15 minutes so the mixture can start to firm up.
  6. When you’re ready to serve the brownies, use a knife to carefully cut the brownies into 12 pieces. Serve cold or at room temperature.


  1. These brownies will keep in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze any leftovers for up to 2 months.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: no-bake brownies, vegan brownies, raw brownies

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