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Healthy No Bake Brownies Recipe with black beans, applesauce, dates, cacao powder, coconut oil and cacao nibs. No one would guess what these applesauce brownies are made of.  | ifoodreal.com

Don’t let anyone know these no bake brownies are made with black beans and applesauce, let them try first. I have heard it many times from my readers and friends, they say none of their family or friends can taste black beans and brownies are usually gone in no time.

Healthy No Bake Brownies Recipe with black beans, applesauce, dates, cacao powder, coconut oil and cacao nibs. No one would guess what these applesauce brownies are made of.  | ifoodreal.com

I made a baked black bean brownies version last year and as temperatures kept rising, I thought what if I make no bake brownies version. Oh my, these applesauce brownies are sensational!!! I took them on a hike with a friend and she loved them (despite the fact they got defrosted and too soft). I sent her recipe the same day, she made them and her whole family loved them. Nobody tasted the beans, so try it!

Healthy No Bake Brownies Recipe with black beans, applesauce, dates, cacao powder, coconut oil and cacao nibs. No one would guess what these applesauce brownies are made of.  | ifoodreal.com

What I love about these brownies the most is the fact they are so guilt free. Made with black beans, dates, applesauce, coconut oil and cacao powder. Really that’s it. And come together in 10 minutes. You store them in a freezer and can enjoy pretty much immediately, no need to thaw long.

Super, super, super good no bake brownies for a hot summer day! Enjoy!

No Bake Black Bean Brownies

No Bake Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a powerful blender or food processor, process all ingredients (except cacao nibs and drizzle) until very smooth. Add cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips and pulse a few times. Pour into lined with parchment paper 8" x 8" square dish. Level with spatula, drizzle with chocolate (optional) and freeze for at least 3 hours. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy.
  2. Storage Instructions: Store in a freezer in a glass airtight container for up to 3 - 4 months.

Notes

*Might need less for canned beans as I used cooked ones without salt. **Melt a few tbsp of chocolate chips with coconut oil in a microwave.

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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount Per Serving = 1 brownie:
Calories: 117.5
Total Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 56.3 mg
Total Carbs: 20.5 g
Sugars: 12 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
Protein: 2.3 g
WW Points+: 3

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21 Comments

  1. Katy | Her Cup of Joy

    I love brownies and have never tried no-bake brownies. These look so delicious that I might just need to make some! Is there a reason you use black beans instead of kidney or chickpeas?

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    • Olena

      No. Brownies wouldn’t be tasty. Olive oil has a very specific strong taste. You don’t buy coconut oil? It is everywhere and so good for you.

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  2. Anneli

    These were amazing and they were gobbled up in no time when I made them! I have to make some more! I have the crappiest little food processor and they still turned out. I’m shopping for a new more powerful one and can’t wait to see how they turn out with it.

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  3. Olga G

    I have a request…I have so many sour cherries (vesni) and want a healthier version of cherry pie. Do you happen to have any yummy recipes for this?

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    • Olena

      I don’t. I have never seen sour cherries in my area. However, I will look for them this summer since I found an organic cherry grower and am going to farmer’s market right now. Have you looked online?! I will be testing and posting pies this summer and fall.

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  4. Christy @ Feasting Not Fasting

    These look incredibly tasty! I haven’t tried black bean brownies yet but they’re so popular, the black bean and chocolate combo must be a winner. I finally tried avocado and chocolate last year and was blown away by how delicious it was. Hmm.. that has me thinking maybe the three together would be fabulous too. As always, thanks for the foodie inspiration!

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  5. Laura

    Yummm!!! I love black bean brownies. But I have never tried a raw version . . . these look delicoius:)

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  6. Lauren

    These look delicious Olena! I’m such a fan of beans in desserts, so I will definitely give these a shot!

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    • Olena

      I have never heard of noir dates. Generally, you could use smaller dates but you would need more of them and soak in hot water for a bit. Hope this helps.

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  7. Lia

    I will have to find a way to trick my husband to make him try this. He is soooooooo picky!

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