Dairy-Free Brownie Bars with Dense Double Chocolate Deliciousness


This rich, fudgy, dairy-free brownie bars recipe was shared with us by my friend Janelle when she blogged at Talk of Tomatoes. Like classic brownies, they’re made with oil, not butter. It results in a richer chocolate flavor and dense, moist crumb.

Janelle serves these dairy-free brownie bars with a generous scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream, but we think dairy-free chocolate chip ice cream is also delicious.

Dairy-Free Brownie Bars Recipe with Chocolate Chips and Nuts (optional)

Special Diet Notes: Brownie Bars

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For gluten-free brownie bars, you can substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour. But let the brownies cool completely before cutting. They might be a little more crumbly.

Dairy-Free Brownie Bars
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For me, brownie bliss involves a dense, chocolaty, nut-studded, just-out-of-the-oven companion to dairy-free ice cream. And this recipe truly delivers.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9 servings
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts (can sub other nuts or omit for nut-free)
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
  4. Evenly spread the batter into your prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Cut and serve immediately with dairy-free ice cream.
Storage: A pan of these brownie bars rarely lasts more than 24 hours in my house. But leftovers can be stored like most home-baked brownies - covered at room temperature for up to 2 days or so. For longer keeping, individually wrap the brownies and freeze them. Let them defrost at room temperature, or you can use the microwave for a warm, melty brownie.

More Dairy-Free Browne Recipes

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Ultra-Rich Chocolate Fudge Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Glaze

Sweetheart Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

American Girl Chocolate Chip Brownies of the Year

American Girl Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe - adapted from Blaire Cooks Up a Plan. The recipe happens to be egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, and vegan too!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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. before I try these can thy be frozen? I am making a birthday tea party at the weekend and it is Monday, but I will be working all week so I need to have everything done in advance and I need my baking to be dairy free because of dairy allergies

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