No Bake Choco-nut Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

No Bake Choco-nut Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

If you want to eat healthy and delicious no-bake brownies, look no further! These brownies are packed with fiber, minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and of course, flavour. This recipe for Vegan and gluten-free chocolate brownies is adapted from Yovana’s recipe!


The main ingredients for these brownies are dates and cashews. This is a quick, simple and easy recipe to follow. Learn how to make these below:



– 15 to 20 pitted dates (pre-soak for 15 minutes)

– 1 cup of ground cashews

– 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

– ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

– a pinch of salt

– 1 tablespoon of raw cocoa nibs (optional)

Note: If you add too much cocoa powder or cocoa nibs, add one or two tablespoons of maple syrup for balance!


1. In a food processor, grind a cup of cashews until it looks like this:


2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until combined. The mixture should clump like this:


3. Grease a pan with a little coconut oil or any oil you prefer. Press the mixture down like so:


4. Freeze the brownies for an hour. If you leave them in too long, let them thaw on the counter for 15 minutes before cutting into it.

Note: After freezing, keep brownies stored in fridge.

5. Enjoy! Add a ganache to your brownies, eat with fruit, peanut butter, yogurt or enjoy plain 🙂


But how much did it cost?

I bought the ingredients I didn’t have at Bulk Barn:

– 2 cups of split raw cashews for $5.07

– 1 ½ cup of dates for $0.88

– 1 cup of raw cocoa nibs for $2.71


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