These brownies are super sweet, gooey, chocolatey and ever so delicious. Plus they’re really easy to make, you just need seven ingredients: dates, hazelnuts, cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, almond milk and a pinch of sea salt, which you just whizz up for a few minutes.

For the brownies

  • 3 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 220g blanched hazelnuts
  • 5-6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt

For the frosting

  • 16 medjool dates, pitted
  • 60g cacao powder
  • 7 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 250ml almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180c, fan setting.
  2. Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden, take out and leave to cool.
  3. Once cool, simply blend the roasted hazelnuts in a food processor until they form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Add the dates and blend again before adding the cacao and maple syrup.
  5. Place the mixture into a baking tray (we use 27cm x 20cm) and refrigerate.
  6. While the brownies are in the fridge, place all of the frosting ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
  7. Spoon a smooth layer of the frosting over the top of the brownies.
  8. Place back in the fridge for 3-4 hours to allow the brownies to set.