No-Bake Fudgy Vegan Brownies

These brownies are rich and moist, achieving the perfect balance of nutty and chocolate notes. They are a great party treat, being both vegan and gluten-free—no one will be left out! The recipe was developed especially for us by superfood chef Julie Morris—so while sinfully sweet, these fudgy brownies still pack the nutritional goodness of almonds, cacao, dates and coconut oil.

No-Bake Fudgy Vegan Brownies
Makes 24

½ cup raw hazelnuts
½ cup raw almonds
24 large medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon Dr. Bronner’s Organic Coconut Oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Place the hazelnuts in a small sauté pan, and warm over medium heat. Stirring every few minutes, dry-roast the nuts until they are fragrant and browned, with their skins beginning to crack (about 8-10 minutes). Let the nuts cool.

Hazelnuts in a pan

Place the hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and gather the edges of the towel to form a sack. Shake the sack vigorously to remove as much of the bitter skins as possible, which should fall off easily.

Hazelnuts with their skin removed

Transfer the hazelnuts to a food processor and add the almonds.

Almonds in a food processor

Process the nuts into a coarse flour.

Almond flour

Add the dates, and process into a very sticky “dough.” Add the cacao powder, Dr Bronner’s Coconut Oil, and salt, and process until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Several ingredients in a food processor

Transfer the dough onto a large sheet of plastic wrap on a cutting board.

Shaping brownie dough

Press the dough into a compact square, then wrap it in the plastic, compacting it even more, and flattening it into a ½-inch thick layer.

Brownie dough wrapped in plastic wrap

Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour to allow the brownie dough to set, then cut it into 24 squares. Brownies will soften at room temperature – keep them refrigerated for the best texture.

Dividing the brownies up with a knife

No-Bake Fudgy Vegan Brownies







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Rafi Loiederman

Rafi Loiederman is Content Editor at Dr. Bronner's, and has been using the company's products for over 20 years. He enjoys recording and performing music, is an avid hiker and naturalist, and an erstwhile linguist.

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