3-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies

These no-bake brownies are vegan and gluten free and made with just 3-ingredients. The best part is- they only take 5 minutes to make! 

3-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies #glutenfree #vegan

No-bake recipes are actually the best thing ever. Especially ones that are date based! Fun fact: I think dates are gross plain, but adore them mixed with other ingredients. It’s like tomatoes and ketchup. I used to HATE tomatoes, but love ketchup. #theworldmayneverknow

I was really excited with I got Blue Diamond’s latest flavors in the mail: Honey Roasted Chipotle and Honey Roasted Vanilla. I struggled using them in a recipe because I actually almost ate both cans before I even started in the kitchen. #oops #toogoodtoputdown

Random side-note- I remember when I first met Blake almost 3 years ago…he didn’t know what a hashtag was :D Today, I find myself talking in hashtags more and more. Best part is…Blake does it too now!

3-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies #glutenfree #vegan


Made with only three ingredients, too!

You could add additional flavors too like….vanilla, sea salt, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, seeds, etc!

3-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies #glutenfree #vegan

3-Ingredient Brownies

These no-bake brownies are vegan and gluten free and made with just 3-ingredients. The best part is- they only take 5 minutes to make! 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 8 servings 1x



  1. First, place almonds in a small food processor and coarsely chop. Remove and set aside.
  2. Next, put medjool dates in food processor, and coarsely chop. Add in 1 tablespoon of water and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Process until combined like cookie dough.
  3. Add in almond and pulse until relatively combined.
  4. Transfer into a large bowl, and finish combining, by kneading dough into a bowl.
  5. Lay a piece of parchment paper on your counter top and roll dough into about 1/3 of an inch thick slab. Cut into square. This recipe should make 8-10 brownies.


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 249
  • Sugar: 45
  • Sodium: 21
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 53
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 3

You could totally try subbing the cocoa powder for chocolate protein powder to boost the protein content in this recipe…or even do half and half!

Storage tip: I like to keep these in a tupperware in my freezer. I put them on a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper, freeze them, and then transfer them to the tupperware. They will last longer if you do this, plus I think they taste better frozen…but that’s just my opinion!

3-Ingredient Guilt-Free Brownies #glutenfree #vegan

Like I said before, this recipe would be delicious with any of Blue Diamond’s almond variations (especially the mocha or honey roasted!). You can find them here.

Cheers to healthy, no-bake desserts!

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

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