No-Bake Pistachio Brownies Recipe

These no-bake pistachio brownies are a delightful treat for anyone looking for a healthier and gluten-free option that doesn’t compromise on taste. With a rich cocoa base, a creamy pistachio center, and a generous amount of pistachios for crunch, they’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here’s how to whip up these decadent treats.


For the Base:

  • 100g (3.5 oz) oat flour: You can make this by blending plain oats into a fine flour. Use gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder: For that rich chocolate flavor.
  • Pinch of salt: Enhances the flavors.
  • 4 tbsp pistachio butter: Provides a unique, nutty taste and creamy texture.
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted: Helps solidify the base when chilled.
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup: Natural sweetener that binds the ingredients together.

For the Pistachio Centre:

  • 100g (3.5 oz) pistachio butter: Acts as the main flavor component of the center layer.
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted: Gives the layer a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup: Adds sweetness and helps blend the mixture.
  • A pinch of salt: Balances the sweetness.
  • 80g (2.8 oz) unsalted pistachios: Adds crunch and intensifies the pistachio flavor.


  1. Prepare the Base:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt.
    • Stir in the pistachio butter, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup until the mixture is well combined and sticks together when pressed.
    • Press this mixture firmly into the bottom of a lined 8-inch square baking pan, creating an even layer. Place in the freezer to set while you prepare the pistachio center.
  2. Make the Pistachio Centre:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the pistachio butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
    • Chop the unsalted pistachios roughly and stir them into the pistachio mixture.
    • Remove the base from the freezer and spread the pistachio center mixture over the base, smoothing out the top. Return to the freezer for about 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Slice and Serve:
    • Once set, remove the brownie from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. Then, using a sharp knife, cut into 8 squares.
    • Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


  • Pistachio Butter: If you can’t find pistachio butter in stores, you can make your own by blending roasted pistachios in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  • Serving Suggestion: These brownies are rich and decadent, so they pair well with a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Storage: Keep the brownies refrigerated if you prefer a firmer texture or in the freezer if you like them a bit more solid. Allow to thaw slightly before enjoying if frozen.

Enjoy your delicious no-bake pistachio brownies, a perfect treat for any time you’re craving something sweet, nutty, and chocolaty without the hassle of turning on the oven!

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