Fudge-y "Caramel" Brownies

Updated: May 30

If you want something decadent but also want it to be nourishing and energizing (i.e. does not deplete your energy!) then look no further than these brownies. They are oh-so-decadent and yummy! And, they're also packed with fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids and lots of vitamins and minerals. A decadent treat that is good for the body? Yes, please! Enjoy them as an after-dinner treat or mid-afternoon snack.

Also, they're ooey-gooey. Have fun and don't be afraid to get a little messy. The "caramel" topping is totally optional. Personally, I love it but my husband likes them better without the topping.

Two things to know before you proceed:

  1. The "caramel" topping won't freeze, but it's best to keep it cold. The topping is meant to be a little ooey-gooey.

  2. Dates transform into a caramel-like flavor. In my humble opinion, they're pretty magical in their natural sweetness. But, just to set the expectation (talking to you, caramel lovers :D), it's not going to be like the liquid sauce you squeeze out of the bottle. It's delicious AND good for you, so enjoy!

Serves: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: none


  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1/3 cup date paste (see notes below)

  • 1/4 cup plant-based milk, unsweetened

  • 1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder, Fair Trade