Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become small and crumbly.
  • 2. Add dates to the raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.
  • 3. Add the remaining ingredients to this raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture turns a lovely dark chocolatey brown. Stop processing before it gets too buttery. (There should still be air between the small bits so that you will be able to press them down into your brownie pan.)
  • 4. Dump the mixture into a brownie dish or small cake pan and press down firmly using your clean hands.
  • 5. Refrigerate this raw brownie recipe for a couple of hours. You do not have to refrigerate it, but it is much easier to slice when chilled. By the way, this is actually a raw brownie recipe that keeps its shape! So it can be good for serving to non-raw fooders because the presentation of this raw brownie recipe is good when chilled.
  • 6. Store this raw brownie recipe in the refrigerator if it lasts that long!
  • PS: For an even more delightful brownie, serve it with this easy, instant raw chocolate icing.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw brownie recipe -- finally, a raw brownie recipe that tastes like REAL BROWNIES!

I am quite surprised and amazed at how the texture of this raw brownie recipe resembles real brownies--especially after this raw brownie recipe is refrigerated for about an hour or even longer.

My husband thinks this raw brownie recipe needs chocolate icing, but I disagree. I think it's perfect on its own! (But it is true, everything is better with raw chocolate icing on it.)

You can also use this raw brownie recipe as a pie crust or as very chocolately raw truffles.

Good luck trying to keep this raw brownie recipe around for longer than 24 hours. This vegan recipe would be good for about eight small servings. Feel free to double the recipe if you want more or if you want to make it last longer. (I usually double it.)

Advanced optional tip: Throw 1 tablespoon cacao nibs into the mixture after processing and before squishing into pan for fun crunchy texture!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 82 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 43 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 187 8 %
Protein 2.5 g 5 %
Fat 12 g 16 %
Carbohydrates 21 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 13 %
Sugars 16 g
Calcium 26 mg 3 %
Iron 1.1 mg 8 %
Sodium 75 mg 3 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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I've got a question, and I'm sorry if you've covered this somewhere else but I'm looking for advice. I do not have a food processor and I'm wanting to get one for some of these recipes (I have a Ninja 6-blade blender so I'm thinking that wouldn't work for things like brownies or other drier blend-ups). What size processor should I be looking at? I think 2 cups is obviously too small, but I wonder if the 10-cup ones are too big for making recipes like yours.

So, what's an ideal starter size for a food processor?

Thanks! Love, love, love your website. I saw a girl buying almond milk at the store and wound up giving her your website after telling her it's cheaper to make it (especially if you use things like almond flour or want some fun recipes for the raw pulp). She immediately took out her phone and went to your website to check it out. :-)

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Amazing!! I think I like these even more than actual brownies :-) I'm super happy about these

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I absolutely LOVE these brownies! I make them on a regular basis and can hardly keep them in the fridge they are SOOOOOO good!

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I"m going to use this recipe as a crust for a raw cheesecake recipe! OMG!

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OMG, indeed! Let me know how it turns out!!! :)

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Beth's Review

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It was amazing. I left out the sweetener since the cheescake filling was sweet enough. Delicious combo!

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Glad you enjoyed, Beth! :)

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Could you use peanuts instead of pecans?

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Hi Gerd! I do not recommend raw peanuts, but you could try with roasted (if you eat them).

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It's a hit!!! So super easy to make. My family loves it!!!

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Hi Loretta! I find it hard to keep these on hand, everyone always wants to eat them!

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Anthony's Review

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I loved this recipe!! But i was wondering for the dates. Should I use pitted dates or regular dates for best results?

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You can use either, but pitted dates make things easier! (measure pitted amount)

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Kare's Review

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I never thought I could get healthy and still enjoy eating sweets on occasion. I love, love chocolate and never liked the idea of giving that up. I heard about raw brownies at my local health food store and tried looking up recipes online. I came across this one and voila! In heaven! I make these for get-togethers, family and friends. They are amazing with raw whipped cream on them too! Someone always asks me for the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this life changing recipe. It's helped me get through getting rid of processed sugar in my diet.

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Hi Kare, I'm so happy to be part of your new healthy regime. The brownies really do hit that sweet spot - I can't live without them!

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Kelley's Review

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AMAZING!! These did not last long where I live! Simply perfect with the raw chocolate icing.

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These brownies don't last long in my house, either, Kelley! :)

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is there a recipe for the raw chocolate icing (for the suggested topping)? I didn't see it listed?

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Here is the recipe for you!
1 cup dates
1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup water (or a tiny bit more if needed – try to keep at 3/4 cup or so though)
blend until smooth!

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So pleased to see the metric convertor on your page! Makes cooking in the UK so much easier! Can I use cashew instead?

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Yes, Helen, you may sub cashew. Let me know how you like it!

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How long should I process the dates for? I didn't want to over process but my mixture did not come together, staying crumbly. My dates (bought yesterday) were on the dry side., I wonder if that is the issue.

Still tasty but more biscuit like when refrigerated.

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Hi Maria!

Length of time to process the dates? Maybe 1 full minute? The mixture should really stick together after processing the dates.

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The only problem with these brownies is that they are so seriously delicious that I found it hard to not eat half the pan!!! SO GOOD!

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I understand. It is a big problem.

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Can I make this recipe in my blender

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No, sorry Barbara. Blender won't work because the nuts'll get all caught up in the blades, and it won't blend properly because this recipe is very dry.

(wet = blender. dry = food processor)

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Kim's Review

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Mm mm mm-mm mmmm!

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