Question: Have you ever met a brownie that you didn’t like?
Correct Answer: Nope
Seriously, though — what’s not to love about a fudgy and rich chocolate square of heaven?
I have this “thing” where it’s hard for me to make simple recipes. I always want to add in a dash of this, a splash of that, and a sprinkle of something in order to make the recipe more “sophisticated” or flavorful.
So when I tried to make some no bake brownies, they suddenly became no-bake Rocky Road Brownies. Whoops?
Apparently the flavor of “Rocky Road” varies on what area of the world you are from, but it usually involves chocolate, marshmallows, and some form of nut. This recipe has 3 different nuts, so I think we are all covered on that front!
And in case I haven’t convinced you to make this recipe yet, guess what? These brownies are actually (relatively) healthy. Most brownie recipes are loaded with oil and animal products, which we know are not good for us. These brownies are sweetened naturally with dates and made fudgy and creamy with peanut butter — if you left out the marshmallows, I would have no reservations about eating a couple of these as a healthy breakfast.
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- 1 cup soaked dates
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons plant milk
- 1/4 cup vegan vegan marshmallows, divided
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain, but save the water.
2. In a food processor, blend the soaked dates, peanut butter, and vanilla extract until a paste forms.
3. Add in the almond milk, cacao powder, and buckwheat flour, blending to form a dough. If the dough is too thick, add in more almond milk in 1 tbsp increments until it reaches your desired consistency, but keep in mind the mix should be thick
4. Pulse in 2 tablespoons of vegan marshmallows
5. Press the batter into a parchment paper-lined pan and top with the walnuts, almonds and remaining marshmallows, pressing them into the brownie batter. Note: It helps to have your hands wet for this step!
6. Store in the fridge for 30 min before slicing into 8 equal pieces
7. If there are any leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Cacao powder can be substituted for cocoa or carob powder // Dandies makes some great vegan marshmallows, but if you can't find those Trader Joe's sells some as well!