|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Whether the kids are bugging you to bake something chocolatey and you don't have the time, or you just remembered you volunteered to donate to the bake sale, this no-bake brownie recipe is the perfect solution. This brownie recipe is quick, easy, and uses ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry. It is also ideal during the heat of summer because you don't have to turn on the oven.
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 ounces chocolate (unsweetened)
- 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Gather the ingredients.
Spray a 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat the sweetened condensed milk and unsweetened chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the graham cracker crumbs and half of the chopped walnuts.
Spread in the prepared pan. Top with the remaining walnuts.
Chill until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
Serve and enjoy.
The easiest way to make graham cracker crumbs is to put the crackers into a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb. You could also crumble them with your hands, or put them in a zip-lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. (Of course, buying a box of graham cracker crumbs is the simplest method.)
Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk for this recipe and not evaporated milk. Both have over half of their water content removed, but the condensed milk contains added sugar while the evaporated is unsweetened.
If you like, you can turn this mixture into brownie balls instead of squares. Simply use a tablespoon or cookie dough scoop to portion out and then roll the batter into a ball. Place remaining chopped nuts on a plate and roll the balls in the walnuts to coat. Chill for 3 to 4 hours until firm.
You can easily alter the taste of these sweet no-bake treats by swapping out one or two ingredients. Instead of walnuts, try chopped hazelnuts; fans of Nutella will be clamoring for more. Pecans can add a nice Southern twist, and including almonds would make the brownies reminiscent of a favorite candy bar. Also, feel free to use a combination.
If you substitute white chocolate for the unsweetened chocolate, this brownie will turn into a decadent confection. Consider using pistachios for the crunch; the green tint will make for an attractive dessert.
Other No-Bake Desserts
If your kids love to cook but you don't love the idea of them using the oven, no-bake desserts are the ideal solution. From a chocolate pudding pie to an ice cream sandwich cake, or butterscotch haystack cookies to a peanut-butter bar, there are a plethora of sweet and tasty choices.