The Healthy Truth: The must-make no-bake healthy dessert recipe for Thanksgiving

healthy-truth-dessert-recipeDear Friends,

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, so if you’re scrambling for a dessert to serve or bring over, you’re in luck because what I have for you is an incredibly healthy, gluten-free, vegan dessert that is so chocolatey and delicious that everyone will just fall in love with it! The best part is, this is a no-bake cake, so you don’t even need to open the oven. All you need is a food processor, the ingredients, and a cake pan to let it sit in.


So if you’re looking for a dessert that won’t break the diet and is actually good for you, the recipe below is just what the doctor ordered.

Peanut butter chocolate no-bake cake


  • 300 grams of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, whatever you prefer)
  • 150 grams of hazelnuts
  • 300 grams of medjool dates (fresh and pitted ones work best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (or organic maple syrup)
  • 6 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix them together. Your mixture shouldn’t be completely smooth, so chunky bits are okay.

Scrape the mixture into a cake tin and ensure you really press it down.

Leave the cake in the freezer for an hour, then keep in the refrigerator prior to serving.

When serving, top it with some fresh raspberries and add some coconut yogurt on the side, or just have it plain.

If you want to amp up the protein content, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder (I would recommend a chocolate-flavored one) to your ingredients before you mix them.

And there you have it! A super healthy peanut butter and chocolate dessert! Your guests won’t even realize that what they are enjoying is actually healthy. Plus, you don’t have to feel guilty about ruining your diet this Thanksgiving (well, at least for dessert).

With such an easy recipe, this may become your go-to dessert for all your parties. Better yet, you can eat this cake for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as it is packed with nutrients and healthy fats.


I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

Until next week,

Emily Lunardo

Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.


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