No-Bake Rocky Road Brownies

5 from 1 reviews

You’ll never guess these No-Bake Rocky Road Brownies are dairy and gluten-free! This healthy dessert will totally satisfy your chocolate cravings, and is great for parties too. 


  • 1 cup Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Plant Milk
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Marshmallows, divided
  • 2 tbsp Walnut Pieces
  • 2 tbsp Slivered Almonds


  1. Soak the pitted Dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Drain, but save the water.
  2. Add the drained Dates, Peanut Butter, Plant Milk, and Vanilla Extract to a food processor or high-speed blender, processing until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Next, add in the Cacao Powder and Buckwheat Flour. Blend until a dough forms; if the dough is too thick, add in the liquid from the soaked Dates in 1 tbsp increments until it reaches your desired consistency, but keep in mind the mix should be thick and not too sticky. 
  4. Finally, pulse in 2 tablespoons of Vegan Marshmallows. 
  5. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, and press the batter into it evenly. Note: It helps to have your hands wet for this step!
  6. Sprinkle the Walnut Pieces, Slivered Almonds, and Remaining Marshmallows on top of the Brownie mixture, then gently press the pieces into the batter. 
  7. Store in the fridge for 30 min before slicing into 8 equal pieces. If there are any leftovers, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.


“Dandies” makes a great Vegan Marshmallow, and Trader Joes sells some as well! 

I have not tested this recipe with any other flours, and thus do not recommend substitutions for the Buckwheat Flour.