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Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies {flourless, gluten free, vegan}

These incredible flourless brownies are made with peanut butter and packed with chocolate chips. They're vegan and gluten free, and you won't believe how decadent and fudgy they are!

Course Bars, Brownies, Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegan
Keyword flourless brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 139 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (agave or maple syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, if desired
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top (I use the Enjoy Life brand to make them vegan)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl of electric mixer or food processor, cream together peanut butter, honey, vanilla and applesauce until smooth.

  3. Add cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; mix again until smooth.

  4. Gently fold 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into batter.

  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth top. I usually spray my spatula with cooking spray to help spread it out evenly. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips over the top.

  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until top is just set. It's okay if they look a little underdone; we want these to be fudgy! Plus they are vegan so you don't need to worry about them cooking all the way through. Cool on wire rack as long as you can. Cut into 12 delicious squares!

Recipe Notes

These are awesome cold or frozen, too!

If you want to make these a little more decadent, drizzle warm peanut butter over the top and sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies {flourless, gluten free, vegan}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.3g13%
Carbohydrates 15.4g5%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 10.5g12%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.