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Frozen Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 9

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These Frozen Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bars are the perfect summer treat for chocolate lovers! They are rich and creamy and you’d never know they are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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slice of frozen chocolate truffle brownie bars with fresh strawberries and blueberries on top

Hi friends! How is your summer treating you so far?!

I feel like this is the first summer I have really enjoyed in a long time. I know that probably sounds strange, but for the last couple years I’ve been blogging and working full time with one or two children.

As a teacher, I had about 9 weeks off in the summer and I often used it to stockpile blog posts and recipes so that I wouldn’t have quite so much to do when I went back to work.

overhead image of two plates with frozen chocolate truffle bars and the pan on the side

However, this summer is my first summer as a full time blogger (Web Site Publisher if I’m trying to convince people I’m actually still a professional to some degree), and I’ve been able to set my own pace and relax a little.

And let me tell you, the pace I’ve been setting is ssllloooowwwww. But I ain’t mad about it.

We have had absolutely glorious weather here since the beginning of Spring and I feel like I’m getting an extra long, extra relaxing summer this year. I hope you are feeling the same way!

So, what better way to celebrate an awesome summer than a frozen, chocolatey treat?!

Although we don’t have any food allergies in our household, we do have food allergies in our extended family, so I am always on the lookout for easy gluten free and dairy free desserts. This vegan brownie base is adapted from my Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake — it is my favorite gluten free chocolate cake and I use it (minus the cinnamon and spice) as a base for so many gluten free desserts!

This Gluten Free Coconut Cake is another fabulous option if you’re not into chocolate.

vegan chocolate truffle bars on white plate with fork taking a bite

I wasn’t sure how it would work to make it a vegan brownie recipe, but I was so pleasantly surprised with the results on my first attempt! The dairy milk to almond milk is an easy swap, and we love almond milk in smoothies so I usually keep some on hand anyway. I was a little nervous about swapping out all of the eggs with flax eggs, but it worked perfectly!

I topped with some Chocolate Truffle cashewmilk Frozen Dessert from So Delicious — it’s made with cashewmilk but is so rich and creamy, you won’t miss any dairy! I love finding easy treats that those with allergies and without can enjoy just the same!

*This post is sponsored by So Delicious — thank you for supporting brands that help me bring you more tasty (chocolatey!) recipes! All opinions are always my own.

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Frozen Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

These Frozen Chocolate Truffle Brownie Bars are the perfect summer treat for chocolate lovers! They are rich and creamy and you’d never know they are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 9
Calories 189cal

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 3 tablespoons ground flax
  • 7.5 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1//4 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 1 litre Chocolate Truffle Frozen Dessert from So Delicious softened
  • Fresh berries if desired

Instructions

  • BrowniesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8×8″ pan with tin foil and grease lightly with canola oil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ground flax and boiling water until smooth. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add oats to a blender (or food processor) and process until ground into a powder (this will take just a couple minutes.) Pour into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • To the blender, add canola oil, almond milk, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla and flax mixture. Blend until smooth.
  • Add ground oats, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides once in between. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 24-26 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs and center looks set. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Topping:Spread softened Chocolate Truffle Frozen Dessert evenly over top of cooled brownies (you’ll likely want to let it sit at room temperature for 20-40 minutes beforehand, depending on how cold your freezer is). Place in the freezer until firm, at least 2-4 hours. Garnish with fresh berries if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 189cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Gustavo says

    I love your recipes. Yesterday, i did the best brownie ever. Everybody loved it. I’m speaking from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I always come here to get some delicious things, as well as to see you as you’re so cute. Hope to know you personally some day.

  2. Rachel @ Bakerita says

    Mmm I adore So Delicious treats, and these bars are the most FABULOUS way to use that chocolate dessert. So much deliciousness! I love the berries on top too, for a little added freshness 🙂

  3. Medha says

    Congrats on transitioning to blogging full time and it must be challenging and also rewarding to set your own pace 🙂 I love the dark chocolate truffle ice cream and that fudgy gf/vegan cake base!

  4. Julie Evink says

    Don’t mind me over here jealous of your slow summer! I can’t complain as I’ve taken it pretty slow this summer too… due to be sick on the couch 😉 This looks like a terrific summertime treat!

  5. Kelly says

    You work so hard and I’m so glad to hear that you took it slow this summer and got to relax a bit more. These truffle brownie bars look incredibly pretty and delicious! I love that they are vegan and dairy free too!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I’m so glad you are able to enjoy this summer and relax more, Ashley! You definitely deserve it, and I’m sure your kiddos love it, too. These truffle bars look absolutely AMAZING! I love the brownie base combined with the ice cream. Sounds SO good!

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