Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 brownie)

Finally, a brownie with benefits that you can feel good about eating. Our no-bake treats taste ultra decadent, yet are free of added sugar thanks to naturally sweet dates. Each vegan, gluten free brownie also boasts 6g fiber (about 25% of your daily recommended goal) and 6g of plant-powered protein. Enjoy them for dessert or as pre- or post-workout snack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line an 8x8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2

Place walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts in food processor. Process until finely ground. Add dates; process until almost paste-like. Add cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of the peanut butter, and salt. Process until well combined.

Step 3

Turn mixture out into prepared baking pan. Use your fingers or the back of a measuring cup to firmly press into pan, working into all edges until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 4

Place remaining peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds, until softened. Spread peanut butter evenly over brownies and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Refrigerate again for 10 minutes. Slice brownies into 12 squares.