These peanut butter brownies come out soft, chewy and full of peanut butter flavor. They are just 2 ingredients and don’t require any cooking or baking. They also don’t contain any flour, eggs, refined sugar or oil.
These brownies are an easy dessert or snack. Unlike classic brownies, these actually don’t contain any cocoa. It’s just peanut butter flavored. They are very sweet and chewy. They also store well too.
- Peanut Butter
Dates: This recipe uses Medjool dates. The dates are used as a natural sweetener for this recipe. They are also the key to the chewy texture because the date paste will make the brownies have a chewy feel.
Peanut Butter: Make sure to use natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salts in the ingredient list). Regular peanut butter processed with oils will not work.
No Bake Brownie Texture
These brownies have a chewy texture, like brownies usually do. They will not have the same crumb texture as a baked brownie since they are not baked.
These brownies are also pure peanut butter brownies and don’t have any chocolate. If you prefer chocolate and peanut butter brownies, you can try my 3 ingredient no bake chocolate peanut butter brownies recipe.
How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies
The dates are blended until a paste forms. The peanut butter is then mixed in until it is fully incorporated. The dough is then pressed into a baking pan and placed into the fridge to set. Then slice and enjoy!
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2 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 packed cup (165 g) pitted Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup (128 g) unsweetened natural peanut butter
- Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add dates to food processor. Pulse until a smooth date paste forms. You may need to use spatula and scrape the sides a few times to help the food processor mix the dates. If your dates are old and no longer soft and moist, you will need to rehydrate them first before using. See notes for more details.
- Add in peanut butter. Pulse until peanut butter is completely incorporated into the dates. Your mixture should look crumbly but when you pinch it together, it should stick.
- Press mixture into your prepared pan. Use palm of hands to really compress your dough so that it will stick together. You do not need to spread the dough across the entire loaf pan if you want your brownies to be thicker. I left about 1/2 inch of space. You can spread the dough out as much as you want until you reach your desired thickness.
- Place brownies into fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will let the dough firm up, making it easier to slice. Slice and enjoy.
- Make sure to remove the pits from the dates before weighing them or putting them in measuring cup
- If your dates are dry, soak them in warm water for about 15 minutes to rehydrate them. Then lightly pat dry with paper towel before using them.
- These brownies are very rich, so I sliced them into small squares.
- You can double the recipe and use an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
- Placing the brownes in the fridge will help them firm up, making them easier to slice and eat.
- If you want to bake these, you can bake for 10 minutes at 350F. This will make the bars much firmer and be more like cookie bars rather than brownies.
- Even though these brownies are naturally sweetened, they are not a low sugar recipe because they use a lot of dates and dates contain a lot of natural sugar.
- My favorite Medjool dates to use are Double Date Organic Medjool Dates.*
- *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
hi, can i use home blended peanuts (without oil and sugar) and eggs to make the brownie and shove in the oven for a few min
pls let me know if this is possible…..
Homemade peanut butter should work – as far as baking, we included this step in the recipe card notes. They can be baked, but the texture will be more like cookies.
Made them as per recipe and they were so yummy.. as my hubby loves Walnuts and Peanuts I also added chopped “Roasted Walnuts” (Toasted at home under grill) + Roasted Peanuts (from a Health Food Store)
I also added some pea & veg Protein Powder (flavourless) so had to also add some moisture to it all, and for that I used some Coconut & Almond Milk (“Nutty Bruce” brand)
It was a bit firmer in texture but that worked to hold the toasted Walnuts & Peanuts and what with the taste of ‘Almond & Coconut Milk’ to help it to bind better, the flavour was soooooo yummy we keep sneaking Barack to the fridge to have more ??
Thank you for your original recipe .. I do hope you don’t mind my having a ‘bit of an adventure’ with it ?
We’re glad you’re having fun with the recipe!
These brownies are ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS!!
Exceeded my expectation!
Thank you for sharing.
We’re so happy you loved them!
My husband really loved these! Super easy to make and delicious! Thanks!
I must be doing something wrong. It broke my food processor and gummed up the Blender so badly I can’t get anything to move. These look delicious and I was really looking forward to them but alas this did not work for me. Any suggestions?
Were your dates soft? If they were firmer it would help to soak them first as described in the recipe.
I’m going to use date paste from Walmart
I haven’t tried these yet but can’t wait!!!
We hope you try them soon!
you realize that peanut butter is a processed sugar AND an oil
This recipe uses unsweetened natural peanut butter. Unsweetened natural peanut butter does not contain sugar or added oil. It’s been around for quite a few years and is readily available at most major supermarkets.
Why are you getting heated over peanut butter bro
May I use crunchy natural (Adams) peanut butter. or does it have to be smooth? Thank you. I haven’t made the recipe for two ingredient peanut butter brownies, so I can’t rate it.
yes that should work
Scrumptious Found the dates in a European supermarket .Peanut butter in the grocery stores of Aldi and WalMart
So glad you enjoyed them!
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If anyone has a recipe for these p/b brownies that would not be so sweet using whatever filler I wound appreciate it greatly.
When I want less sweetness in a recipe that calls for dates, I use prunes….be careful how many you eat in one sitting ?
Will this work with almond butter?
yes it should, as long as you use natural almond butter
Delicious! Just what I needed to satisfy my very sweet tooth in a healthy way!
I’m so glad you enjoyed!
I will try this recipe. I am gluten free diet for the rest of my life can not have wheat flour. I always look for good flour free recipes thank you
We hope you love them!
I would love to have a header health recipe book for easy not a lot of ingredients.please
Can’t find measurements in article
All of the measurements are included in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Wonder if adding Protien powder would work.
We haven’t tried. Please let us know if you do!
I’ve added a chocolate protein powder 1 scoop and takes amazing
Can I use prunes instead of dates?
I have not tested the recipe with prunes
When a recipe, like this one, calls for dates, I use prunes because dates are too sweet for my taste. I haven’t tried this recipe, yet, but it is similar to others I have made substituting prunes for dates.
When you list the nutritional values, what is the size of the brownie? What is the yield. Thanks.
This information is in the recipe card – if you use the pan recommended, the recipe yields 8 brownies and one brownie is a serving.
1st you say no sugar then ya add those medjool dates that have like 14g sugar which isn’t good. R contradicting yourself there girly lol.
Am on low carb keto diet & would like to make this but keto vers obvsly.
So my question is What can I use in place of medjool dates?
The post doesn’t say there is no sugar. It says there is no refined sugar. Dates provide natural sugar for these brownies. The recipe notes even state that this is not a low sugar recipe because dates contain a lot of natural sugar. I don’t have a keto version of this recipe at this time, but I do have a no bake keto brownie recipe you can try: https://kirbiecravings.com/no-bake-keto-brownies/
I dislike the taste of dates so can I substitute them for sultanas or raisins?
we have not tried with sultanas or raisins
I can’t wait to try the peanut butter no bake brownies. They sound so easy and more nutritious and with all the other brownies that have sugar and all the other things that’s not good for you.
I hope you enjoy!
Omg I’m on this recipe right now thanks a bunch God bless you aloha
I hope you liked it!
How long will these brownies last? Also how best to store the leftovers?
they are best stored in the fridge. They can last up to a week
If made properly, not long!
Yum! Thank you!
For someone who pays close attention to gluten, and other commonly used ingredients, finding a quick and hardy snack with protein can be a real treat. With the dates adherence, even adding chocolate chips or additional nuts are options for even more improvement. Yum!
We’re glad you love them!
What to do if you haven’t a processor.
Without a food processor it will be hard to turn the dates into a paste. Doing it by hand with a knife will work, but you really need to chop them up finely until they form a paste.