These Vegan No-Bake Brownies are the perfect treat that are also paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and grain-free. This easy clean eating dessert recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less.

vegan brownies on a plate

When you’re craving a treat but don’t have time to bake anything, try these no-bake brownies made with almonds, dates, and cocoa powder. Dates are naturally sweet and make the perfect addition to desserts made with clean ingredients.

These brownies made with healthy ingredients are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • These delicious no-bake brownies can be made in 30 minutes or less. The ingredients are super wholesome, too, with dates and chocolate chips as the main sweeteners.
  • You can freeze them in a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. This makes it easy to choose these vegan no-bake brownies instead of an unhealthy dessert full of processed sugar.
  • They taste delicious! I mean, do we even need another reason?

Key Ingredients

ingredients for vegan brownies

Almonds pair really well with chocolate and gives these brownies some nice texture.

Medjool dates are dried which makes the natural sugar more concentrated and makes them perfect for clean desserts. Most raw vegan brownie recipes uses maple syrup to sweeten, but I like using dates in this version. The dates help add structure and natural sweetness to the brownies.

Coconut oil works a little bit like edible glue and holds the brownies together without the addition of butter.

Cocoa powder adds chocolate flavor along with minerals and antioxidants.

Vanilla extract enhances the recipe and all of its ingredients. It gives dessert that something extra.

Sea salt brings out the flavors of the chocolate and the almonds. A little bit goes along way with salt in desserts.

Chocolate chips are the perfect addition to these indulgent no-bake brownies. These double chocolate brownies are delish!

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).

how to make vegan no-bake brownies

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. Serve them chilled or at room temperature.

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

no bake brownies in a pan

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • 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.
  • Do you prefer a more traditional brownie recipe? Try my Vegan Zucchini Brownies.

FAQs

Are chocolate chips vegan?

Most chocolate chips are not vegan because they contain milk products. Be sure to look for chocolate chips that are labeled vegan or dairy-free. I like the Enjoy Life brand.

Can I use other nuts besides almonds?

Yes, you can use walnuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.

Can I use almond flour instead of almonds?

Yes, but the texture of your raw brownies might be different. I have not tested this recipe with almond flour, but I’m sure it can be done.

brownie served on a plate

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Vegan No-Bake Brownies


Description

These Vegan No-Bake Brownies are the perfect treat that are also paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and grain-free. This easy clean eating dessert recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  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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