NOW, LET’S TALK NO BAKE CAKES..
…These are ridiculously yummy.
Honestly these are awesome on your treat days.. what day is that?
I bet you can't wait for that day now x
No bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies…
…Or as I like to call them ‘Instant Eat cake'
And what’s better?
- Refined sugar-free
Yeah can I get any more health related BUZZ in this recipe? Hahahah…
Storage, guess what? No need to refrigerate.
And they also freeze well, so you can have chocolate on hand whenever a craving strikes.
Which may or may not be a good thing…
SO LETS GET MAKING..
What do you need?
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- just over 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups loosely packed pitted dates
- 1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw nuts of choice
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tsp water
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips, optional
- 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (or pb2) OR allergy-friendly alternative
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey OR stevia to taste
- 2 tbsp milk of choice (plus extra if using stevia)
HOW TO MAKE?
*Notes: If you have a small or medium food processor, it may be a good idea to process in two batches so as not to overwork your machine. Using a blender might yield an overly sticky result, so try that at your own risk.
In a high-quality food processor, combine all but the final three ingredients (but including the chocolate chips, if using) until sticky crumbles form. If it’s still too crumbly to stick together, process longer.
Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, then transfer the crumbles to the pan and use a second sheet of parchment to press down evenly into the pan.
In a small dish, stir together the final three ingredients to make a frosting – it will look liquidy at first, but just keep stirring. Spread the frosting over top, then set in the fridge until ready to cut and serve. You can also drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired.
Sit them in the fridge for a few hours, makes it easier to slice, then place the brownies in a sealed container and try not to scoff.
Store leftovers unrefrigerated for a few days, or refrigerated a few weeks, or frozen for up to 2 months.
Now go and enjoy.. Just don't eat to many!