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3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies (No Flour, Butter, Oil, Eggs or Refined Sugar)

These peanut butter brownies are so easy to make. They don’t require any baking or cooking. They are just 3 ingredients and don’t contain any flour, butter, oil, eggs or added sugar. The brownies are chewy and fudgy and taste like peanut butter and chocolate.
a stack of five frosted brownies.

These brownies make the perfect snack. It only takes about 15 minutes to make them and they store well too.


  • Medjool Dates
  • Peanut Butter
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Dates: These brownies are naturally sweetened with dates. But the dates are more than just a sweetener. When dates are ground up, they become a thick paste which creates a chewy texture for the brownies. If you are not a fan of dates, you don’t really taste the dates in this recipe. The cocoa powder and peanut butter flavors overpower the date flavor and the dates are just there to provide natural sweetness and texture. I highly recommend using Medjool dates. They have a lot more soft flesh, which is what you need to make the paste. I don’t have a substitute for the dates in this recipe.

Peanut Butter: I used unsweetened creamy natural peanut butter. If you don’t like peanut butter, it will also work with almond butter. For a nut-free version you can also use sunflower seed butter.
a stack of unfrosted brownies.

Can these brownies be baked?

Yes you can bake them, but it isn’t necessary or recommended. Baking the brownies will dry them out and firm them up more.

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies

The ingredients are all blended together in a food processor or high powered blender. Then the brownie batter is pressed into a loaf pan. You can add frosting, but it’s completely optional. Then they are ready to cut and eat.  I don’t recommend trying to blend the ingredients by hand because you need to be able to blend the dates until they form a thick paste.

More No Bake Desserts

3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies

Servings: 8 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
These no bake peanut butter brownies come out chewy, chocolatey and peanut buttery. They are very easy to make and don't contain any flour, butter, oil, eggs or added sugar.
4.95 from 17 votes


  • 1/2 packed cup (96 g) pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup (128 g) unsweetened natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp (14 g) unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Line the interior of an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Soak pitted dates in warm water for about 10 minutes or until soft. If you are using a fresh package of dates that are still very soft, you can skip the soaking. Drain softened dates from water and lightly pat dry (they do not need to be fully dry).
  • Add dates to food processor and blend until they become a thick paste. Add in peanut butter and cocoa powder and blend until they are completely incorporated. Batter may appear crumbly but if you pinch it together, it should stay together. If it appears too dry you can add 1-2 tbsp of water and mix again. (I didn't need to add water for the soaked dates but if you skipped the soaking you may need to do this depending on how soft and moist your dates are).
  • Press brownie batter into prepared loaf pan, making sure to apply enough pressure for the batter to all stick together. If desired, you can also add peanut butter spread or frosting on top. Cut and serve.


  • These brownies are sweet but not super sweet. If you wish for sweeter (or chewier) brownies you can add a few more dates.
  • If you can't find pitted dates, you can remove the pits yourself. Just make sure to remove the pits before weighing or measuring them in the measuring cup.
  • 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.
  • If you have questions regarding substitutions, please see the Ingredients section of the post above.
  • These brownies are very rich so I made it into 8 squares.
  • For the peanut butter frosting you can use just peanut butter or peanut butter sweetened with a little powdered sweetener. 
  • Uneaten brownies should be stored in an airtight container.


Serving: 1brownie, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, NET CARBS: 10

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.

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77 comments on “3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Brownies (No Flour, Butter, Oil, Eggs or Refined Sugar)”

  1. Will help when you in a hurry don’t need to make breakfast just grab a cookie and run

  2. I was a bit sceptical, but it came out so dark fudgey delicious that’s its gonna be a favourite treat! And it’s super easy. ?

  3. What do I do with it once it’s in the pan ? Chill it? Bake it ? This recipe doesn’t say what to do 

    • These are no-bake brownies so you just press the mixture into the pan and then the brownies are ready to slice. This step is the last one listed in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  4. I made these brownies yesterday. I was surprised how the texture was so similar to traditional brownies and savory too! What brand of peanut butter do you use? The oil from the peanut butter separated in my brownies quite a bit. I also plan to try sunflower seed butter to see how it tastes.

    • We use Kirkland organic peanut butter. It may be that the brand you used is more runny/oily or maybe it wasn’t stirred enough. Hope that helps!

  5. These brownies are the ?. Super easy to make and enjoy. I was eating them before I formed them in the pan

  6. Took more time than expected. The my blender didn’t mix as well as I had expected. Maybe will try the hand mixer next time, as someone else suggested.
    I suggest that soaking the dates regardless will improve the texture. My dates were fresh but feel soaking them would have mixed all ingredients better.
    Consistency was not like a brownie. 
    BUT, flavour was great!
    I will try again.

  7. Can I substitute Cooked Prunes for the dates?

    • How are you cooking them? We have only tested it with dates and the texture is really important for making the brownies. The dates form a paste that holds the brownies together – depending on how you cook the prunes they will probably have too much moisture to work properly in the recipe.

  8. I am a Certified Working Chef by trade and whipped up every one of the no bake recipes at work my staff and myself enjoyed them immensely with their exceptionally intense flavor, already added to my repertoire. My two full time pastry Chefs were first inline to get copies of all the recipes, thank you they will be used often. Bill.

  9. I will cook thank you so much I love cooking  I will cook it for my 21 birthday  after cooking I do a YouTube video 

  10. I used Carob powder instead of Cocoa. They were delicious! Definitely making this again this week.

  11. Please send me the recipe thank you

  12. Impressed! “Wow!” when we first tasted these. I used my homemade peanut butter, which I deshell myself so as to avoid GMO oils, and to get the full nutritional value, I include the red skins. Pure organic peanut butter made with nothing but peanuts and a touch of sea salt. Organic cocoa powder and dates. I skipped the soak, and I just dumped all 3 ingredients in my food processor. It was done in two seconds. This recipe is fantastic. I’ve added it to my repertoire. It’s such a great feeling to discover something new.

  13. So yummy and easy to make!! I added an extra teaspoon of cocoa powder for a bit more chocolate flavor. I’m 37 weeks pregnant and need to eat 3 dates a day so these are the perfect vehicle for that!!

  14. I cooked it twice. It was so delicious. The second time i did was better than the first. Less oily. This might be I took less time blending all ingredients by using hand mixer. I thought this snack is the best one I’ve ever tasted during my diet. Thank you so much for coming up with such a good recipes.

  15. Can’t wait to try it 

  16. Wow! Thank you so much, these recipes are awesome and just in time for the holidays!
    Can’t wait to share with my new in laws…many of us are type 2 diabetics & can’t have sugar. God Bless.

  17. I love dates. My family likes it too. Thank you for sharing such delicious, easy to use ingredients, surely I will try making them. Totally grade your recipe to 5stars.

  18. thank you……I’ll try this for the kids.

  19. I love this recipe, but I used regular peanut butter and the result is very oily. I’m in the process of kneading the batter between paper towels to absorb the excess moisture. Any other suggestions are welcome. I’ll make this again in the future using a more natural peanut butter. Thanks for the wonderful, creative work your doing.

    • I have only tested this recipe with natural peanut butter. I am guessing that since regular peanut butter is processed with hydrogenated oils, it is causing the brownies to be oily. I’m sorry to hear that and I hope you try it again with natural peanut butter (look at the ingredients in the label and make sure there is no added oil listed; only peanuts and salt)

  20. Loved and enjoyed the recipe it’s amazing healthy and tasty ????

  21. Is there a way I can make the 3 ingredient no bake peanut butter brownies without a food processor?

    • You can use a high-powered blender, too. We don’t recommend trying to blend the ingredients by hand because you need to be able to blend the dates until they form a thick paste.

  22. I like it……will try at home….

  23. the ingredients are perfect! these sound & look amazing! i cannot wait to make them over & over again!!!! ? 

  24. The choc.cake in the cup teast great .thankyou for such menu and the zucchini skinny bang bang taste to thankyou again from diane

  25. No bake brownies legalize peanut butter sound delightfully tastie.thankyou for such treat here at the shelter home it’s a great idea to feed the ladies . After supper meal .thankyou again

  26. Hi! I made the 3 ingredient no bake peanut butter brownies and they are absolutely delicious. Knowing they have no processed sugar in them makes them even more enjoyable! Thank you for blessing us with this recipe???

  27. Hi! I made the 3 ingredient peanut butter brownies and they are absolutely delicious. Knowing they have no processed sugar in them makes them even more enjoyable! Thank you for blessing us with this recipe???

  28. I can’t wait to make these!

    Perfect Weight Watchers dessert!


  29. I would like the receipt for apple cloud cake please!

  30. Thank you so much for making our lives easy ang enjoyable..our families will enjoy this mouth watering food.

  31. As usual, another excellent recipe Kirb. Thank you and stay safe.

  32. Thank you for The no bake peanut butter brownies recipe. It sounds delicious!!

  33. Looks Yummy


  35. It’s so easy and very yummy?

  36. If I already have date paste, how much should I use to equal the dates in this recipe?

  37. Can it be any brand of dates?

  38. Can you use pre-chopped dates, if so would it be the same amount as whole dates