These vegan no-bake, chocolate-covered Heart-Shaped Brownie popsicles are super easy to make using healthy almonds and dates. They are the perfect thoughtful gifts to give on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or anytime you need a sweet snack or charming homemade giveaway idea!
The Perfect Homemade Gift
It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift to give to someone on their special day. You can look around for ages and find nothing that can sincerely express your love and gratitude for a person. It can get so exhausting – not to mention expensive!
For me, nothing screams love more than a box of goodies made using your own hands. The effort and care you put into it surpasses anything that can be bought off the shelves, right? Things money cannot buy!
This brownie hearts recipe is easy and fun to make. It does not require baking at all so even kids can make them. Dunked in chocolate and decorated with colorful sprinkles, they look absolutely adorable. Plus, using almonds and dates makes these sweet treats healthier and even more delicious! They are easy to design to match any occasion and are ideal to use as cake or cupcake toppers too.
Ingredients Needed to Make Brownie Hearts
You need only 6 ingredients to make them, 7 if you include the optional but fun sprinkles! Here’s the list of ingredients with possible substitutions.
- Almond flour: this low-carb, gluten-free flour is brimming with nutrients that are good for you! If you cannot find it, you can use whole almonds and grind them finely using your food processor. You can also use other nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, macadamia or pecan nuts.
- Cocoa powder: the source of all that chocolatey goodness!
- Soft dates: these will naturally sweeten the brownies while also binding the ingredients together. If you don’t have soft medjool dates, you can use regular ones and soak them in hot water for 15 minutes. Then drain and pat dry.
- Vanilla extract: for added flavor and aroma.
- Salt: a pinch to enhance the chocolate flavor.
- Vegan chocolate: melted to coat the chilled vegan heart-shaped brownies. You can use any variety you like. Melt white chocolate and add red vegan food color to make them pink or red.
- Sprinkles: or other embellishments like edible glitters, glazes, and crushed candies.
How to make heart-shaped vegan no-bake brownies
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions and the recipe video first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make the brownie dough
Put almond flour, cocoa powder, dates, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a food processor and mix until a slightly sticky mixture is formed. Press the mixture together and roll out to any thickness you prefer.
Tip: To prevent the dough from sticking, you can roll it out between 2 layers of wax or parchment paper or cling film.
Step 2: Cut out brownie hearts
Now cut out hearts or other designs using cookie cutters. Insert a lollipop stick into the brownie hearts and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then chill for a few minutes to solidify.
Tip: you can also serve these no-bake brownies as classic squares or bars or bliss balls.
Step 3: Cover with chocolate and decorate
Once chilled, cover your brownie hearts with melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set, then drizzle with remaining chocolate and garnish with sprinkles or any other toppings you desire!
Tips When making Make Heart-Shaped Brownies
- If the brownie dough is too sticky, you can chill it in the fridge for a few minutes to firm it up a little. Otherwise, you can also roll it out between 2 pieces of wax or parchment paper or cling film to prevent it from sticking to your work surface or rolling pin.
- You can also use other cookie cutter shapes as you like to cut out not only hearts, but also stars, flowers or other designs.
- If you prefer to give homemade pralines or truffles as a gift, you can also roll the no-bake brownie dough into delicious bliss balls. And if there’s no special occasion, you can just cut it into classic brownie squares or bars.
- If the chocolate glaze is too thick for coating, you can stir in a bit of coconut oil to make it thinner.
The heart-shaped brownies can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for even longer. To make sure they do not stick together, place a piece of wax or parchment paper between them. You can also wrap them in plastic instead and give them out to kids, friends or family members individually packed.
These Vegan Heart-Shaped Brownies are:
- Quick and easy to make
- Refined sugar-free
- Require no baking
- Healthier than traditional brownies recipes and conventional candies and sweets
- So adorable and delicious!
- Perfect as a dessert, sweet energy snack or homemade gift idea!
More vegan brownie recipes to try
- Best Vegan Chocolate Brownies
- Zucchini Brownies
- Hazelnut Brownies
- Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
- Brownie Cheesecake
- Chocolate Chip Blondies
If you try this easy vegan No-Bake Brownie Hearts recipe, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a photo of your dessert and share it on Instagram, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I’d love to see it! Enjoy! 😊
Heart-Shaped Brownies (Vegan, No-Bake)Author:
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- 1 cup (120 g) almond flour or whole almonds or sub other nuts, *see notes
- 4.5 tbsp (35 g) cocoa powder
- 1 cup (160 g) soft dates pitted, e. g. medjool dates, *see notes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- 6 oz (170 g) vegan chocolate variety of choice
- sprinkles optional to garnish
*Note: Check out the recipe video + step-by-step photos above!
- Put almond flour, cocoa powder, dates, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a food processor and mix until a slightly sticky mixture is formed.
- Press the mixture together and roll out on a piece of wax or parchment paper to any thickness you prefer (to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin, you can place a piece of cling film between the dough and rolling pin).
- Then cut out hearts with heart cookie cutters (or other designs or just squares / bars or form into bliss balls). Pick up the remaining dough, roll it out again and cut out more hearts until the dough is used up.
- Insert lollipop sticks into the brownie hearts. Then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 10 minutes (or refrigerate for 20-30 minutes) to solidify.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate slowly over a water bath.
- Cover the chilled brownie hearts with the melted chocolate, place back on the baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set.
- Garnish with remaining chocolate and sprinkles, if desired. Allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy alone or share with friends or give as a gift!
- Nuts: You can also use whole nuts and grind them in your food processor into flour before adding the rest.
- Dates: If you don't have soft dates, you can use regular dried dates and soak them in hot water for 15 minutes. Then drain and pat dry.
- Chocolate: If the chocolate is too thick, you can stir in a little coconut oil to make it thinner.
- Storing: The brownie hearts can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for even longer.
- More helpful tips and information on the recipe are mentioned in the blog post above!
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