No Bake Brownies

No Bake Brownies

If you have a batch of my gluten-free Thin & Crispy Chocolate Wafer Cookies, you’re just a hop, step and a jump away from no-bake brownies.

It’s like that.

Not that I’m asking you to shed a tear for me, but summertime can be rough on a gluten-free food blogger like me who shies away from recipes for naturally gluten-free foods. And, not for nothing, but I have already tried my hand at plen-ty of no-bake recipe attempts this summer that have gone totally bust.

Much as it pains me, there are even experiments gone awry that have wound up in the trash! I simply could not salvage them.

So far, though, I’ve had the most success starting a recipe with crispity crunchity gluten-free cookies.

Like these chocolate cookie crumbs. They may be small, but they’re mighty.

And perhaps best of all, these no-bake brownies?

They travel really well. Pack them up to bring to your friend’s BBQ, or for a picnic at the beach. They won’t mind. Neither will you, when you see how easy they are to put together:

No Bake Gluten-Free Brownies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Nicole @ Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.com
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 15
No-bake super simple gluten-free brownies
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups (420g) finely ground [url href=”https://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/thin-crispy-chocolate-wafer-cookies/”]Gluten-free Thin & Crispy Chocolate Wafer Cookie[/url] crumbs
  • 1 cup (120g) raw pecans, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  1. Line a quarter sheet pan sized (9-inches x 13-inches) rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, with parchment paper overhanging the sides of the baking sheet. Set the prepared sheet pan aside.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a small, microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 45 seconds at 70% power. Remove from the microwave, and stir well. Microwave the chocolate for another 45 seconds at 70% power. Stir well until all of the chocolate is melted. If necessary, microwave again at 70% power for about 25 seconds. Set the melted chocolate aside to cool briefly.
  3. In a large bowl, place the finely ground cookie crumbs, chopped pecans and salt, and mix to combine. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate into the large bowl of crumbs, and mix to combine. The mixture will be very thick, more like dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet and, with very wet hands, press it into an even layer. It may require a bit of muscle.
  5. Place in the refrigerator until set (about 40 minutes). Remove from the pan and slice into 15 squares.

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P.S. Thank you so much for buying My Cookbook! You even bought a copy for a friend. I wish I could be your friend. You’re a good egg. Thank you.

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  • June 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    I would like to feature you on my blog Welcome To My Kitchen with a gluten free recipe and photos. would you be interested? You contact me on my blog. Love your recipes.

  • June 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Nicole – This recipe looks great and I shared it on my Facebook page. Sorry you’re getting so many crazy Facebook comments – it’s totally undeserved! Keep doing what you do and you have my permission to delete the comments you don’t like ;)

    • June 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      Thank you, Gina, on both counts! No good deed goes unpunished. No one understands that better than a fellow food blogger, right? :)
      xoxo Nicole

  • June 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    This looks great and the wafer cookies look awesome as well, I will be trying this soon!!

  • Emmer
    June 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Would I be able to swap out the “Sweetened Condensed Milk” for a non-dairy without sweetener milk? Such as Almond Milk?

    • Pam G
      June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Maybe cream of coconut (milk)? I imagine it would need a thicker consistancy, not unlike sweetened condensed milk….may change the flavor, though…

    • June 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      I’m sorry, Emmer, you can’t. I have a recipe for nondairy sweetened condensed milk, with step by step photos and instructions in this post for Gluten-free Dairy-Free White Chocolate Fudge.

      • Emmer
        June 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM

        Thank you Nicole I will have to experiment, I can’t do coconut or sugar. But all your recipes look so yummy I share your blog and recipes with all my GF Friends!

  • June 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    That is interesting. I’ve never heard of a no-bake brownie, gluten free or otherwise. I may have to try it. I’m in the mood for something lemony though. :-)

  • JoAnn C
    June 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Oh my, two chocolate treats in one week. Makes me weak. Or, maybe it’s just the heat. These would be lovely with vanilla ice cream.

    • June 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      I know, right, JoAnn? These really are right up your alley. :)
      xoxo Nicole

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