no-bake Fudgy Brownies Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free
These brownies are soft, sweet, chocolatey, chewy and healthy. They are super easy to make, and don’t require any cooking. They are also oil-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. If you want to make them vegan, just use maple syrup in place of the honey. You can also skip the honey and the maple syrup completely by adding more dates and more strawberries.
- 3/4 cup dry-toasted almonds (raw almonds work too)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes (no sugar added)
Place the almonds and the cacao in a large food processor until it resembles flour. Add dates and honey until incorporated, but not solid. Add maple syrup, strawberries and walnuts just before it turns into a dough ball. Put 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes on the bottom and inside a glass bread baking dish; this becomes the base and prevents the dough from sticking.
Break apart pieces of the dough, and distribute evenly over the coconut flakes. Use the tines of a fork to compact the dough, and to spread the dough out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining coconut flakes evenly over the top. Cover with aluminum foil, making sure not to touch the food with the foil. Put in the freezer. It should be ready to cut into squares and eat in 6 hours. Keep frozen.
P.S. Don’t eat too many. These are very delicious but also very dense.