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Black Forest No-Bake Date Brownie Sundaes

No-Bake Date Brownies

5 from 1 vote
Rich, decadent brownies that are no-bake, no refined sugar, gluten free and vegan!
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 9 to 16 brownies



  • 1 ½ cups walnuts
  • 2 ½ cups pitted dates, loosely packed
  • 6 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup honey, or maple syrup, or agave
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped cherries
  • Whipped cream, optional



  • In a food processor, pulse walnuts until chopped very small.
  • Add dates, cacao, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon and process until smooth, scraping down as needed.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and press dough into pan. Make sure dough is evenly distributed.


  • In a medium bowl, combine cacao, honey/maple syrup/agave, coconut oil and vanilla.
  • Whisk until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour over brownie dough and smooth with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  • Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours to set.
  • 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!


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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