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Easy No Bake Vegan Brownies

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Written by Abby

Naturally vegan, paleo, and gluten-free and only take about 30 minutes to whip up! Since these are no bake, they are the perfect treat for those hot summer days when you want some chocolate indulgence without having to turn on the oven!
Remember those cosmic brownies you used to enjoy as a kid? The ones where you would pick off the colorful sprinkles and eat first? Well we've created a good-for-you "cosmic brownie" made with wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened with Joolies dates and date syrup๐ŸŒดOne bite of these fudgy No Bake Vegan Brownies will take you right back to your childhood๐Ÿค— Even better, you can store them in the fridge for up to two weeks or the freezer for up to a month. 
 
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Ingredients you'll need:

    1. Joolies Dates
      • The only natural sweetener needed in our brownies! Don't forget to soak in warm water first! Why soak them? Well while they are juicy beforehand, this step allows them to become extra-hydrated to create the perfect texture.
    2. Raw Walnuts
      • We recommend using raw walnuts to avoid any added oils or salt! It also supports a healthy gut, Omega-3 levels, and help control blood sugar levels thanks to its slow-digesting properties ๐Ÿ‘
    3. Cocoa Powder
      • This is where we get our yummy chocolate flavor from, of course! You can substitute for raw cacao powder if needed, but it is a little bitter. Regardless, you'll get an awesome pump of antioxidants!
    4. Joolies Date Syrup 
      • The only natural sweetener for our glaze topping. Plus, you still maintain all the nutrient and health benefits of a medjool date in the syrup form.
    5. Coconut Oil
      • You want this to be fully melted, so pop it into the microwave for 20ish seconds before adding to the glaze mixture. It will melt quite quickly, so take it out of the microwave and stir for a bit if it isn't fully melted yet!

Optional add-ins:

    1. Shredded or Flaked Coconut
      • Coconut adds some great texture to these moist AF brownies. Any type of coconut will do, and you can add these into the batter or sprinkle on top!
    2. Berries
      • This is more of add-on...for a little sweet kick! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...heck! Even some bananas or peaches would be delicious, too ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘
    1. Ice Cream
      • Just a little reminder that brownies and ice cream are the original superhero duo! Whether you're non-dairy or not, add this on some good ol' fashioned vanilla for a childhood flashback ๐Ÿ˜‰We also love this vegan, avocado-based ice cream from Cado!
If you make this decadent dessert, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
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Easy No Bake Vegan Brownies

Vegan, Paleo, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 25 minutes
  • cook (aka chill) time: 15 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9
 
INGREDIENTS:
Brownies: 
  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2.5 cups pitted Joolies dates
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs

Glaze: 

  • 1/3 cup Joolies date syrup 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Soak dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. 

  2. In a food processor, add walnuts, soaked dates, cocoa powder, and sea salt. Process until a sticky dough forms, then stir in the chocolate chips.

  3. Press the mixture evenly into the lined baking pan and sprinkle cacao nibs on top, gently pressing them into the brownies. Pop in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

  4. Next prepare the chocolate glaze. In a small bowl combine the melted coconut oil, date syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. 
  5. Pour the glaze over the brownies and return to fridge for an additional 15 minutes. 
  6. Cut into squares and sprinkle with sea salt flakes and enjoy! 

Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.