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.
3/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup hazelnuts
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
How to Make It
Line an 8x8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
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.
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.
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.