These no-bake brownies are rich, dense, and satisfying yet take just 15 minutes to prepare and can be served alone or topped with a creamy avocado chocolate frosting! Plus, this recipe is naturally grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan!
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. If your dates are a little dry then add the dates to a bowl with hot water to soak for 15 minutes, to soften them and help them to blend.Test the consistency of the brownies by pressing it between two fingers. If you're able to press it without it crumbling/ falling apart, then it's ready. If not - you can either add 1-2 teaspoons of warm water and blend again for a few seconds, or add an extra date.
Prepare a baking tray/dish with parchment paper then spread the raw brownie mix into the container, in an even layer.Depending on what size tray you use, the bars will be thinner or thicker. If you only have a large tray then simply spread over half, pressing it into one side of the tray with a spatula or other flat tool.
Sprinkle with some cacao powder and add a few more walnuts, if preferred. Alternatively, you can make the avocado frosting by blending all of the ingredients together and then spreading over the brownies and allowing it to chill.
Finally, cut into squares and enjoy!
How To Store
You can keep these brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to ten days. Alternatively, these raw brownies can also be frozen for up to three months. Simply allow thawing before serving.If you add the avocado frosting, then the shelf life will decrease to 5 days in the fridge.
You can easily adapt this recipe into raw brownie balls by simply dividing the mixture into 1-2 tablespoon sized pieces and rolling into balls then topping with your coating of choice.
Note that any additional ingredients or toppings can affect the shelf life- so be aware.