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Fudgy No-Bake Brownies

A quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth while
keeping it healthy.
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Daily Dozen Food(s): Nuts and Seeds, Other Fruits
Servings: 16 2-inch brownies
Author: Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook


  • Food processor


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/3 cups dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans


  • Grind the walnuts and dates in a food processor until finely ground. Add the almond butter and process until well mixed. Add the cocoa powder and pulse to mix well.
  • Transfer the brownie mixture to an 8-inch square baking pan. (If you line the pan with parchment paper, it will make it easier to remove the brownies.) Use your fingers to press the mixture evenly into the pan. (You can place a piece of parchment paper on top of the mixture as you press it into the pan to prevent it from sticking to your hands.) Once the brownies are firmly pressed into the pan, sprinkle the top evenly with the crushed pecans, pressing them into the top of the brownies.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.

9 responses to “Fudgy No-Bake Brownies

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  1. can’t wait to try making these!!
    thank you.

    it sounds similar to my vegan fudge frosting. peanut butter, cocoa powder, honey, soy yogurt, OJ

        1. We all understand that there is a different between eating something that has naturally occurring sugar (like dates, which also contain antioxidants and phytonutrients) and sugar (devoid of nutrients), right? Goodness.

  2. Made these today- they are incredible. I didn’t have any walnuts so substituted hazelnut flour. I jazzed them up with some spicy pecans :)

    1. I don’t have A food processor so I used my vita mix. It was difficult and took a lot of manual scraping and stirring. I definitely see why a FP is recommended. I will say it was worth the work. My family loved them! We heated just few seconds in the microwave and it was like a warm fudge brownie! OMG they are very rich and very addictive!

      My hubby’s favorite new dessert.

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