No Bake Black Bean Brownies

Healthy No Bake Black Bean 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.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 14 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 13 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt*
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate drizzle on top (optional)**


  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.

Store: Store in a freezer in a glass airtight container for up to 3 – 4 months.


*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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