Nature’s Bakery Brownies Go Back to Basics with Family Recipe


You might recall Nature’s Bakery Brownie Bars of days past. They were a bit like Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars with a soft whole wheat cookie wrapped around a filling in the center. But unlike the Fig Bars, they were chocolaty throughout, with a denser filling, and they used dates instead of figs. They also came in four flavors. Well, as of 2019, those are all gone. Nature’s Bakery Brownies are still whole grain, made with dates, and chocolaty throughout, but now they’re all soft cookie (no filling) and come in just one simplified variety.

Nature's Bakery Brownies Reviews and Info - Vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free - replacing their previous line of brownie bars

Nature’s Bakery Brownies Go Back to Basics with Family Recipe

These soft-based bars aren’t purely date-sweetened, and lean toward dessert, but they are still far more wholesome than your average brownie. Each brownie is made purely with whole grains, is spiked with flaxseed, and contains rich dairy-free chocolate.

Double Chocolate

Nature's Bakery Brownies Reviews and Info - Vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free - replacing their previous line of brownie barsIngredients: whole wheat flour, cane sugar syrup, date paste, canola oil, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), cane sugar, chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter), natural flavors, sea salt, flaxseed, baking soda. contains wheat.

Nutrition (per 2-ounce package): 200 calories, 6g fat, 37g carbs, 4g fiber, 20g sugars (includes 17g added sugars), 4g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

According to the company, they run a peanut and tree nut facility, and the only top allergen they process in their facility is wheat. Which is why they’re on our Dedicated Dairy-Free Facility company list.

Nature's Bakery Brownies Reviews and Info - Vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free - replacing their previous line of brownie bars

More Facts on Nature’s Bakery Brownies

Price: $.99 per 2 brownie pack (2 ounces total)

Availability: Nature’s Bakery Brownies are sold at various grocers across the U.S. and Canada. Look for them as single bars and in 6-packs from stores like Target and Walmart. You can also order them online from Amazon.

Certifications: Nature’s Bakery Brownies are Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nature’s Bakery Brownies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Nature’s Bakery website at

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Changed Ingredients

Rated 1 out of 5
March 10, 2020

I contacted the company that makes these after noticing a taste in difference. They tasted stale and chemically enhanced. I was told the alcohol ingredient had been removed. I purchased a new batch today and also noticed strange play-doh like texture. More shocking than the taste, the calories have gone up to a whopping 200 and the sugar has doubled! Disappointing…

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Response from Go Dairy Free

As a heads up, the calorie count hasn’t changed. They just used to list a serving as 1 cookie, but now they list it as 1 package (2 cookies). That’s why the calorie count is now 200 instead of 100 – the serving size doubled.

Fig bars meet brownies

Rated 4 out of 5
November 8, 2019

Think fig bars meet brownies and you have these new chocolate-throughout baked treats. The outer layer is like a tender whole wheat chocolate cookie while the filling is dense and fudgy – yet the two seem to merge into one cohesive flavor and textural experience. I enjoyed the original Chocolate, which just barely quelled my dessert cravings while leaving me a bit energized rather than over-sugared. The Blueberry was similar, but the taste wasn’t quite as seamless, with chocolate and fruit battling for center stage.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I also got the play-doh taste right off the bat and it didn’t get any better! so disappointing as I really like that these are allergy-friendly.

  2. I swear these things smell and taste like they have play-doh in them…. My 6yr old twins liked them, but they were just happy they were getting chocolate. My 14 yr old also agreed that they taste and smell like play-doh with mint and chocolate mixed in. Husband just said they tasted like dirt. Too bad, I was excited about these when I bought them. ?

    • Now that is bizarre. You are the second person to say this, and honestly, they were far from “play-doh” when we reviewed them. They must have changed the formula, or maybe there’s been a storage issue? I know many people love these bars, so I’ll have to look into this. Thanks Sara!

  3. As a child I played with Play-Doh (clay), making cookies to spaghetti, and of course as a child I tasted my clay cookies. Maybe I didn’t mix the right colors to make a delicious cookie because they all tasted unpleasant (like clay). Well, to me, that is what nature’s bakery Double Chocolate Brownies remind me of from the first bite to trying them on different days. I even tried them warmed up (better, but…). The long after-taste is also lingering clay.

  4. Brownies, fig bars, and raspberry fig bars are favorites of mine. One of the few soy free treats available in WalMart—–maybe the only ones. I am so glad I tried them.