No Bake Brownies with Cranberries, Flaked Coconut and Almonds

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When I think holiday desserts I instantly go to cookies. All the cookies. Cookies on the brain 24/7 throughout the month of December. I am addicted to cookie pinterest pages….cookie hashtags…. I think I am truly becoming the cookie monster.

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But why? Why not switch it up for a non-cookie holiday dessert?

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Why not make a show stopper treat that’s easy to make and… you don’t even have to bake?

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No that is not a typo. These are no-bake brownies.

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Turns out when you mush up some graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate you get a fudgy brownie consistency that is insane. Throw in some coconut flakes, almonds and cranberries and you have a gorgeous and festive holiday dessert beauty.

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You’ll need:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 0.5 cup chopped almonds, plus more for garnish
  • 0.5 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 0.5 cup dried cranberries, plus more for garnish
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 cup cocoa powder
  • 0.75 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate melted*
  • Dark chocolate, for drizzling*
  • White chocolate, for drizzling*

*I chopped up my dark chocolate and melted in a bowl over a pot of barely simmering water. For the white chocolate I put a handful of white chocolate chips in a coffee cup and threw in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.

To Make:

  1. Grease a spring-form pan with baking spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, almonds, coconut, cranberries and salt.       Add cocoa powder and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in condensed milk and melted chocolate and stir to combine (dough will be very stiff).
  4. Scrape mixture into prepared pan. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and use your hands or the bottom of a measuring cup to even out the dough. Refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Before serving, remove from the pan, drizzle with chocolates and sprinkle with reserved toppings. Leftover brownies will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Inspired by CamilleStyles

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