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No Bake Fudge Brownies, Recipe of the Vagabond Cookbook

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I have a big sweet tooth. Baking has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was about 4 years old. But ovens are hard to come by in many countries. Luckily, I have learned a few good stovetop dessert recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Along with no bake cookies, no bake brownies are one of these. These brownies are rich, delicious, and are fairly simple to make, so they are a great family recipe. My daughter Petra especially enjoyes smashing the wafer cookies.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. of bitter or semi sweet chocolate (bittersweet is best, but can be hard to find. We used semi-sweet and then added a little less sugar)
  • 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt

Supplies

  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Spoon
  • 9 inch baking dish (we just used the disposable aluminum kind) note: the brownies may get a little stuck so line with wax paper if you can find it.

How to Make

  1. Slowly heat milk and chocolate on medium heat until chocolate is fully melted and creamy. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Set aside 1/3 cup.
  2. Mix cookies, coconut, peanuts, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add chocolate and stir.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in baking dish. Add the 1/3 cup of chocolate on top. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and shredded coconut on top. Refrigerate until set, at least a couple hours.

Conclusion

These sweet chocolatey brownies are made with ingredients that are fairly easy to find in most countries.  They are a great end to a special dinner and an easy way to impress new friends at the hostel.

This recipe is part of the Vagabond Cookbook.

Photo credit: OneGreenPlanet.org

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About the Author:

After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

Chaya Shepard is currently in: Xiamen, China