Vegan Chocolate Lovers Brownies

These Chocolate Lovers Brownies are amazing!  I am not a huge chocolate person and I couldn’t stop eating them.  These healthier brownies are vegan, gluten free, paleo and no bake.  There is even a nut free option with these chocolate lovers brownies.

I whipped these up in no time at all.  They are so rich.  Almost like fudge.  A little bite will satisfy you.  If you love brownies, you may also like my super moist flourless brownies or my no bake peppermint brownies.


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I let my brownies chill overnight in the fridge.  They set up great.  I bet you could speed up the process by putting them in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.

I used macadamia nuts in this, but any nut will do.  I bet sunflower seeds would work well too.

Chocolate Lovers Brownies

Chocolate Lover’s Brownies

Prep Time 5 min Serves 18 small squares     adjust servings

Super rich chocolatey flavor perfect for chocolate lovers!



  1. In a food processor , combine all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure you leave room sticking out the sides.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish. The batter will be VERY thick. You may need to wet the spatula a little to help spread it.
  4. Place in the fridge to set. This can take several hours. If you want to speed up the process, you can place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.


Recipe Notes

These should last at least a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

Chocolate Lover's Brownies

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60 thoughts to “Vegan Chocolate Lovers Brownies”

  1. They sound amazing. This is probably a dumb question, but can I just use a raw nut butter (cashew or almond) instead of the whole nuts. 1 for 1? or maybe 3/4 c nut butter for 1 c whole nuts? What do you think..? Thanks!!
  2. These look wonderful but I am wondering, you have avocado pictured but not in the ingredients list. Is the avocado just for show?
  3. Is there anything that can take the place of medjool dates? maybe regular dates? i can't find them in the markets around here. thanks
  4. Hi Melissa! You are my 'food hero!' Question for you: any thoughts on substitution raw cacao powder for cocoa powder? Thank you so very much!
  5. I just tried these. I used 1/2 cup raw walnut & 1/2 cup cashew pieces. 64% dark chocolate chips. 12 Medjool dates soaked for 3hrs. Cocoa. 1 organic ripe but not mushy avocado. It was so thick that my food processor couldn't blend. I had to add in the date water, plus 1/4 cup coconut oil and a tsp of vanilla plus 5 drops of stevia. I stopped blending and just went with the consistency when the processor started to overheat...ooops. Next time: Soak the dates longer plus soak the nuts. 2/3cup of chips but soften the chocolate chips prior. Add in a bit less (TBSP) of the cocoa and still add the 1/4 cup of coconut oil and tsp of vanilla and maybe the drops of stevia. These are more like fudge or truffles like than brownies. Giving them to the kids (12 & 16yrs) later on tonight without saying what they are or what is in them. Just going to tell them they're homemade chocolate truffle fudge things. LOL. We'll see what the verdict is.
    1. Wish I've read your comment before making it because my mixture was very very hard to process, I had to add quite a good amount of almond milk. I didn't use macadamia nuts so I agree with you, pretty much everything but avocado and cocoa needs to be soaked. Tastes really good though.
      1. What did you use for a machine? I'm sorry it was hard to process for you. It was fine to blend in my Cuisinart.
  6. I'm wsnting to make these. I have never used medjool dates before. I see in the recipe it says to pit them and soak. I'm guessing i need to remove the center of them and soak them in water? Is this correct. Thanks for any help you can give.
  7. I'm wanting to make these. I have never used medjool dates before. I see in the recipe it says to pit them and soak. I'm guessing i need to remove the center seed and soak them in water? Is this correct. Thanks for any help you can give.
    1. Yes. That is exactly what you do. Just slice it open and remove the pit. Them throw them in some water. I keep the bowl right on the counter. :)
  8. These are so unique and healthy! My family LOVES brownies and no one will be the wiser for what's in them!
  9. I tried this recipe... For me best brownies ever! First I wasn´t sure about the dates and the avocado but it´s perfect! Thanks Greatings from Germany
  10. Hello! This recipe looks wonderful... but I am allergic to avocado. Any thoughts on omitting it, or perhaps a substitution? Thanks so much!
  11. I also had a really tough time getting the batter to mix. I also had to add about 1/2 cup of the date water. I let the dates soak about an hour but I'd really recommend overnight and melting the chocolate. The kids loved licking the spoons though. Now to wait until they set to enjoy!
  12. Do these hold up well after you take them out of the fridge? Or do you have to consume them shortly after? I'm thinking the avocado would make it funky after being left out @ room temp for a couple hours?

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