No-Bake Paleo Brownies

Easy to throw together and totally delicious, your kids don't need to know that these no-bake paleo brownies are good for them! They are a quick solution for any snack time.

By contributing writer Tessa

Easy to throw together and totally delicious, your kids don’t need to know that these no-bake paleo brownies are good for them! They are a quick solution for any snack time, and we sometimes double the frosting for an extra treat.

Easy to throw together and totally delicious, your kids don't need to know that these no-bake paleo brownies are good for them! They are a quick solution for any snack time.

Paleo No Bake Brownies

Yield 12

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 3 cups toasted pecans (or almonds or walnuts or a mix of any of those 3)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces soft Medjool dates, pitted

Frosting

  • This makes a thin amount, double for more frosting goodness!
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons any milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, optional

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the nuts, cocoa powder, and sea salt until they are flour-like. Not too long, or it will turn into nut butter!
  2. Add in pitted dates and vanilla and process until dates are fully incorporated and no large pieces remain.
  3. Press into an 8 x 8 inch pan lined with waxed paper for easy removal.
  4. Prepare the frosting by gently melting all ingredients together. I usually use a microwave, about 60-90 seconds, then stir until everything fully melts. Only add time if it needs it! Heat chocolate too hot, and it will 'seize' and turn stiff. Warming gently on the stove also works.

Notes

I prefer toasted pecans, but almonds and walnuts are also good options.

Easy to throw together and totally delicious, your kids don't need to know that these no-bake paleo brownies are good for them! They are a quick solution for any snack time.

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Comments

  1. Yummy! They look so gooey and chocolatey. Dates are a great option for sweetening -love that there’s no added sugar. Pinning!

  2. Very nice Tessa, since I am allergic to gluten and corn these brownies are part of the very limited foods I can eat and really appreciate how great they are!

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