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Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie – Quick, Easy and Healthy Treat

22 September 2012 22 Comments

no-bake fruit & nut chocolate brownie

So much chocolate. So little time‘! Yes, that’s what my children say whenever there is a chocolate dessert on their menu. Wish they said the same for studies also. I often take advantage of their chocolate love by sneaking in healthy foods which in its normal form are non acceptable. Oats, peanuts, almonds, dates, prunes and the list is endless. Most of the recipes on Lite Bite revolve around my endeavor to find out ways to make the food kids friendly, more healthy and also taste scrumptious at the same time.

This No-bake Prunes chocolate brownie is one such experiments during the weekends. All the three of us except my daughter love to munch upon dried prunes, this recipe is to cajole my daughter to say yes to Prunes. And I did succeed in my mission :)

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Ingredients;

  • 1/2 cup chopped Prunes and apricots
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 50 gms chocolate bar

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Method; Line a flat baking tray with aluminum foil. Chop almonds and prunes roughly. Heat a pan and dry roast the almonds for 5 minutes on low flames. Add cooking oats and fry for another 2 minutes. Take care that almonds and oats don’t burn.

Grind roasted almonds and oats for a few seconds in a blender. Add prunes and pulse it again.

Heat honey on low flame and add peanut butter, chocolate bar, cocoa powder and cook for 2 minutes till all the ingredients mix well and make a creamy chocolate sauce.

Add the ground almonds, oats and prunes to the wet chocolate sauce and mix well.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Pour the brownie batter (which is of semi solid consistency) in the lined baking tray and flatten the top with the back of a spoon or with your hand.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Refrigerate the baking tray for 2-3 hours.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Take out and slice the Prune brownies.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Keep the sliced Prune brownies in an air tight container and separate each brownie with a small butter paper to avoid sticking.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Refrigerate the box, as it will keep the brownies stay fresh for a month or long.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Wrap individual Prune brownie in an aluminium foil and pack it as snack box treat for kids or as a healthy gift option during festivals.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

Dust the Prune brownies with drinking chocolate or just plain white sugar powder before serving.

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie
A few no-bake chocolaty treats on Lite Bite;

No-bake chocolate biscuit cake

Healthy Chocolate truffles

Date & Prune truffles

Baking | No- Bake Fruit & Nuts Chocolate Brownie

These chocolate brownies are a perfect way to add that extra nutrition to your family with the goodness of dried fruits, oats, nuts and the like. Did I tell you that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed these chocolaty treat and asked me to make it often minus the oats in it :)

This recipe finds its way to the on-line contest by Del Monte products on Indiblogger.

Notes;

  1. Add nuts of your choice in the recipe. I added dried Apricots also in the recipe.
  2. Grind Prunes and almonds before adding if you dislike chunks in your brownie.
  3. Use good quality cocoa powder for best results.
  4. You can replace prunes with dates and make these no-bake Brownies.

 

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22 Comments »

  • Sayantani said:

    I could not have believed these are no bake brownies. looks fantastic.

  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    These look lovely! I am sure it tasted delicious :)
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  • Charul @ Tadka Masala said:

    These look so yummm! I have become a fan of your photography too. :)
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  • Vimitha said:

    Incredibly delicious n inviting
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  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    No bake and chocolatey, that my kind of dessert!
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  • Love2cook Malaysia said:

    Marvellous recipe dear…outstanding! :)
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  • Lubna Karim said:

    Wow…love the way you presented it… brownies look delectable..
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  • Terra said:

    I love how decadent the brownies look, they look delicious! I enjoy making sweet treats with prunes, they are so sweet and wonderful! How exciting that your daughter ended up liking your beautiful brownies:-) Yum, Hugs, Terra

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    No bake brownies? That means I won’t fail baking? I’m in!! :D Looks rich and delicious, and “healthy” part is most attractive… :)
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  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb said:

    I am usually buying those turkish prunes here. Do u know which one I mean? Hadnt tried the delmonte prunes yet.

    I wish u had posted that brownie recipe before I got my oven. lol I ll feel guilty now to make brownies without my oven. ;)

  • kankana said:

    That’s my kinda dessert . No fuss to bake and easy!
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    oh my lordy, this brownies looks so moist & fudgy goodness!
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  • Priti said:

    It looks so tempting! Would love to have these on my table everyday. :)

  • Kasia said:

    love the recipe! I will surely make it anytime soon!

  • sammy said:

    Congrats your the winner in the Del monte Contest. :)
    Nice post :)

  • Arch said:

    These look brilliant ! Cant believe it isn’t baked. Congrats Sanjeeta, you really deserved to win

  • Vijitha said:

    Congrats Sanjeeta! I make prune-dates balls as my post workout snack. Looks gooey good. Yum!
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  • Mary said:

    These could make some great energy bars to snack on when I’m out and about on my daily rounds– pinning this one, too, thanks again!
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  • rama said:

    I always liked the way you display your creations, I specially like the wooden surface on which you display them, it looks so rustic and good. please tell me what is it, is it a table, or just some wooden slab you use for display.
    Also I would like to know whether the tapioca powder would be available in places like Food World, Niligiris. We live in Bangalore, and these super markets are there, and there is also hypercity, and godrej foods.
    Recently I introduced my daughter to your site, and i must say she has done well in trying out your Banana and nut bread, your pizza and your lava cup cakes. She was never into much cooking but after having bought a good oven, she was asking me for suggestions, when i gave her the link to your website, and each day she churning out lots of healthy items from your site. You are a real inspiration.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Rama, Glad to know that your daughter is enjoying baking and churning out delicious goodies! I got the Tapioca powder in Nilgiri. The background I use in my pictures are all wooden broads, some are natural while most are hand crafted and painted by me. Warm hugs.

  • shruti said:

    Made these for a friend and she & her mom loved it. Such an innovative way to use prunes, they are underrated. I love that prunes are low in sugar :-)
    the eggless oats banana bread is a favorite too, mild and moist ! Will add raisins & grated coconut next time ;-)

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Shruti, Pleasure..do let me know how did your bread with raisins and coconut come out.

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