One of my favourite ingredients to use in the warmer months (okay, and cold months too) is coconut. Biting into something with that creamy coconut flavour instantly transports me somewhere with the sun shining on my face and the sound of ocean waves are crashing in the background. No bake recipe for healthy chocolate coconut brownies which are paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free! Perfect for a grab and go snack, dessert or fuss-free treat to bring to potlucks or events- Check out the notes for a completely sugar free and high protein option!
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Brownies Recipe
For the brownie base
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 cup nut or seed butter of choice almond, sunflower seed etc
- 1 1/2 cups sticky sweetener of choice maple syrup, monk fruit sweetened maple syrup, etc
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed can use banana or pumpkin
- 1-2 tbsp Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
For the coconut layer
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
Line a large cake tin or 9 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add your brownie base ingredients and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add more milk of choice until a thick batter remains. Pour the batter into the lined baking pan and press firmly into it. Refrigerate. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your coconut oil. Add your shredded coconut and pure maple syrup and mix until fully incorporated. Pour the coconut mixture onto the brownie mixture and refrigerate. Once chocolate coconut brownies have firmed up, cut into pieces.