No Bake Vegan Turtle Brownies

These no bake vegan turtle brownies have an incredibly rich flavor: with a raw (and gluten-free!) base of almond flour, dates, cocoa, chocolate, and pecans, and a salted caramel filling, they are finished off with a chocolate ganache for the ultimate vegan brownie experience!


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No Bake Vegan Turtle Brownies

No Bake Vegan Turtle Brownies



Base – Raw Brownie

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • ⅓ cup almond flour 
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup roasted pecans
  • 2 squares, 70% dark chocolate

Filling – Salted Chocolate Caramel

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates 
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream 
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup roasted pecans

Topping – Chocolate Ganache

  • 6 squares, 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut cream


  1. Line a 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Make your raw brownie base – in a food processor, blend together dates until they form into a ball. Next, add in your almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract until combined. Add in your roasted pecans and blend together – the mixture should stick together easily when you press between your fingers. Finish by pulsing in the x2 squares of chocolate.
  3. Move raw brownie base to the parchment-lined loaf pan and flatten to a single layer.
  4. Make your salted chocolate caramel – in the same food processor, blend together dates until a ball forms. Add your coconut cream, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt until you have a smooth consistency. Finish by pulsing in your roasted pecans until only small pieces remain.
  5. Add the salted chocolate caramel layer on top of the brownie layer, using a spatula to spread in a single even layer.
  6. Make the chocolate topping – in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 6 squares of dark chocolate with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Once chocolate is melted, stir in your coconut cream.
  7. Pour chocolate coating over the salted caramel layer in the loaf pan, again, using a spatula to spread in a single even layer.
  8. Move pan to the freezer and let set for 1-2 hours.


Find more of Casey’s recipes at The Mindful Hapa.

No Bake Vegan Turtle Brownies

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