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Black Forest No-Bake Date Brownie Sundaes

No-Bake Date Brownies


Rich, decadent brownies that are no-bake, no refined sugar, gluten free and vegan!




  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 2 1/2 cups pitted dates, loosely packed
  • 6 tablespoons raw cacao powder (aff link)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • !Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder (aff link)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup, or agave)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped cherries
  • Whipped cream, optional



  1. In a food processor, pulse walnuts until chopped very small.
  2. Add dates, cacao, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon and process until smooth, scraping down as needed.
  3. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and press dough into pan. Make sure dough is evenly distributed.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cacao, honey/maple syrup/agave, coconut oil and vanilla.
  2. Whisk until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour over brownie dough and smooth with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  4. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours to set.
  5. Cut into 9 or 16 bars. Keep refrigerated until serving, top with your favorite whipped cream and chopped cherries then enjoy!


To make Black Forest Sundaes (4 servings):

  • Make a small batch of Mascarpone Whipped Cream (or your favorite whipped cream).
  • Slice or chop 16 cherries (get rid of those pits!).
  • Top each brownie with cherries and whipped cream. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no bake date brownies, no bake brownies, date brownies, black forest sundaes

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