If you are a coffee-lover, this recipe is very likely to be a hit with you! These no-bake chocolate espresso brownies are a personal favorite of mine and are so easy to make.

The brownies are made from wholesome ingredients, have no added sugars, are gluten-free and are vegan friendly. They also make for an amazing pre-workout snack.

If you prefer a sweeter brownie, you can use just a tablespoonful of the espresso and add a tablespoonful of maple syrup.

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Brownies

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Brownies


  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • ½ cup drippy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp espresso
  • 1 ¼ cup pitted packed soft, fresh dates
  • 1 ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt
No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Brownies

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Brownies


  1. Place the almonds in a high-powered blender and blend until broken down into a grainy flour.
  2. Add the dates and continue to blend
  3. Add the almond butter, cocoa, espresso, vanilla and sea salt and process until it forms a thick dough.
  4. Then press the dough into a lined loaf pan for thick bars, a square baking pan for a thinner bar, or roll the dough into balls for brownie bites.
  5. Place in the freezer for at least 3 hours to set.
  6. Lift out of the pan and and cut into 8 bars.
  7. Serve and enjoy. (You can store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.)