Overview

This raw brownie recipe is one of my most popular recipes, probably because it is so easy and turns out so well. Walnuts, dates, coconut, cacao and salt combine in a food processor to create a surprisingly delicious traditional-style brownie. Top with chocolate icing for even more chocolate goodness!
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    1 hour 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Yield

    1 dish brownies
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

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!

Nutrition Overview

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  • 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.

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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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This has been my favorite dessert of yours I've made so far (although the chocolate mousse is also very delectable). It's true what you say about looking like a full blown sugar dessert/brownie. I made this for a wedding shower and it was a huge hit among all the guests!

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That's awesome, Jessica. Don't you just love impressing them with raw? :)

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can I freeze these brownies?

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Definitely, Vanessa! :)

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And then take it out and leave it at room temperature the night before?or put it in the fridge to defrost?Thank you!!!this brownie is so good.

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Hi, you can eat it frozen (if you can't wait!) or defrost it in the fridge (where is should be kept anyway if you're not freezing it). :)

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Great brownie recipe! Tastes delicious and super quick to make. I also love the chocolate icing suggested with this recipe, but honestly, it's not needed because the brownies are so amazing!!

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Hi Aray! The brownies are divine on their own, I agree! :)

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these are the best brownies EVER!

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I'm with you on that one, CeCe! :)

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jo's Review

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Yummy!!! I eliminated the honey/maple syrup as find the dates make it sweet enough for my tastebuds.

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Perfect, Jo. I'm glad you like my brownies! :)

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on the app your brownie mentions a silkie raw chocolate icing recipe, but the "here" is not a link. How can I find the recipe? Also your fruit plate looks beautiful, and the dip looks amazing, but I don't see the recipe for it, either. I thought it would be with the fruit plate recipe--since you don't really need a recipe to chop up a plate of fruit!

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Hi Carol, thanks for pointing that out. If you haven't looked them up already, here are the links:
Raw chocolate icing (https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolate-icing)
Dip (https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-fruit-dip)

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Hi I love your website. Looks like yummy raw recipes. Hey I want to print your raw brownie but there is nothing I can easily print with. Do you have print buttons on your website?
Thanks!

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Hi, Lorraine. There is a red Print button on the recipe just below The Rawtarian's Thoughts. It actually says Download Recipe as PDF, and that's where you'll be able to print it up!

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This is the first "raw" recipe that I've attempted, and was really satisfied with it! I am now intrigued with this new culinary discovery. For some time I have been becoming more and more disgusted with the processed and inhumane foods, and with websites and recipes like yours and others I am optimistic and excited for the next meal!

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Hi Joshua, I'm sure the more you delve into raw, the more you will like it! :)

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Absolutely perfect. It satisfied my sweet tooth very well. I shared it with non raw/non vegans friends and it was a HIT!

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Hi Tova! I'm glad you ALL loved the brownies! :)

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Oh and I added shredded coconut as a topping which made it even more savoury.

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Mmm, it would! :)

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Great recipe! I really enjoyed this brownie and also used the icing recipe. I found it too be a little to sweet for my liking, so will try omitting the honey next time. Thanks for this!

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You will find the ideal sweetness with a little tweaking, Hope!

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Also, I did freeze them and they were not rock hard at all. In fact, they were ready to eat!

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Hi Hope, nothing better than a frozen stash of brownies! :)

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I have made these a few times now they are delicious. Can I please check if they are classed as gluten free? Trying to find a sweet recipe for my brother :)

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Hi Jo! You are a nice sister :)

All of the raw base ingredients are gluten free, but check each package cuz sometimes they do weird things with each ingredient, like dust packaged dates with flour or package pecans in a facility with gluten etc.

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Hi there, i would love to try your recipe, however i'm allergic to all kinds of nuts. What could i use as a substitute?

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Hi Mirjam, You can use sunflower seeds instead of pecans in this recipe. It won't be quite as good, but it will still work :)

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Hi there, it says try this instant icing recipe but doesn't seem to have a link to that recipe anywhere?

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Hi Lauren! You can do a search for "chocolate icing" in the app - but in short, here's the gist:

1 cup dates
1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup water

BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH!!

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Is the coconut necessary? I don't have any on hand but was thinking about trying it without.

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Hi Susie!

No- you can omit it. Or substitute with hempseed hearts instead if you have them

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Absolutely yummmy! First recipe that actually tastes like cooked brownies :)

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Thanks, Leanne! I'm glad you like! :)

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What size brownie pan would you recommend to make this recipe? Thank you.

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Hi Erica!

8 inch x 8 inch pan could work well :)

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This recipe is super yummy :)

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Thanks, Jasmine! :)

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Just a quick question: how long can you keep the cake in the fridge? Is it also possible to freeze it? I don't want to tpoil it..it's just way to nice!

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Hi Beatrice,

This brownie recipe keeps super well in the fridge for about 5 days. You can freeze it, but it will get rock hard, so defrost in fridge before eating again.

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I'd like to reduce the sweetness, could I omit the honey? Or is it needed as a binder? Tks W

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Hi Wendy! The honey is definitely not needed. I omit it sometimes myself to reduce the sweetness. It will bind perfectly without it.

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Delicious! Second batch in 48 hours, huge success! Love your recipes! I'm not vegan, veggie or raw but starting to switch over when I find such wonderful recipes. Keep them coming :)

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Glad you like, Lau. I'm partial to them myself! :)

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i'd like to use carob.
any adjustments?

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Hi Cheryl!

Carob is usually like this: "1 part cacao powder = 1.5 parts carob."

In other words, you need 1.5 times more carob because the flavor of carob is weaker than the flavor of cacao.

It should turn out fine if you do this. Hope this helps!

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just made this as a little midnight snack! i made too much, so the rest is breakfast!

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Hey Kel! It definitely works for both, that's for sure :)

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Awesome recipe!! Super simple, healthy and delicious.

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Glad you like, Vanessa! :)

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Just made these and they are amazing! Best thing is that they are so filling you have no desire to binge compared with processed treats. What a great find! This should keep my diet on track for sure.

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Gotta have healthy sweet go-to, Sinead! :)

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Thank you for this recipe! I couldn't believe how simple it was and how delicious the brownies are! I omitted the coconut and they turned out beautifully :)

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I'm happy you like the brownies, Claire! :)

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Thanks, Tressa! :)

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Love, love, love. I made it with the icing. So delicious and simple to make. I made it for some friends who were coming over for dinner - they loved it. I fed the leftovers to my coworker's - they loved it. Then made a new batch for a family gathering - obviously they loved it too.

Highly recommend!

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lol, I love hearing about the Brownie Love!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Just came across your website, as I was looking for a raw brownie recipe. These are delicious, I could eat them over regular brownies any day!!

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Wonderful, Madeline! I'm glad the brownies hit the spot! :)

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Thank you! It's delicious with just some fresh berries!

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So glad you enjoyed, Zettie!

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Delicious! My 4 year old made them and we all enjoyed them. Thanks!

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Perfect! I'm so happy you all enjoyed! :)

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Where is the raw chocolate icing recipe? Thanks

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Love this recipe, super-delish! One question - how long are the brownies good for? I just rediscovered a few from the last batch I made about 3 weeks ago. Since there are no animal products or by-products, I wondered - can I still eat it?

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Hi Adrienne, yes, I think they'd still be good

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Hello, do you think I could substitute the pecans with walnuts?

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Hi Vanessa,

Definitely! Both pecans and walnuts are great in this recipe. I use both interchangeably.

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Just made these raw brownies. Wow! Excellent recipe. My husband loved them too. Will be making them again for sure. Thanks.

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Awesome Janeto!

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Good! Success in my blender, though I might have over-mixed a tad because it took the blender some time to get this bits in the corner mixed in right. I feel like coco powder can be fairly different in intensity and maybe 5Tbs. was too much! I'd have gone with 3 just to keep a bit more date/pecan flavor. Also next time i'm going to try it with something spicy- maybe a tsp. garam masala. Or maybe some orange zest!!

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Hi Yasha. Sometimes it takes a little experimenting to get it just right. Orange zest sounds yummy!

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So very good, I did let them go too long in my food processor once and they tasted like tootsie rolls :) !!!!
And just to go along with the other comments, I do soak/dehydrate my nuts....but they are fully dry when I use them in any recipe so it would be same as using raw.

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Tootsie rolls, lol. That's not a bad thing! :)

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This recipe turned out a bit dry for me, because I erroneously substituted grams for millilitres (assuming that in 'metric' the ingredients would be listed by weight since they had already been listed by volume in 'customary'). Turns out 60 grams of coconut ... is quite a lot of coconut, and 235 grams of pecans is closer to two cups than one. Lucky I'm a fan of both coconut and pecans :)

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Oops! Good thing you still liked the results! :)

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I can't seem to see the icing recipe....

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Hi Victoria,

It's easy! Just blend until smooth:
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)

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LOVE this recipe. It's moist, tasty + healthy! This is the 2nd week in a row that I'm making it for my guests. It's particularly perfect for shabbat (Jewish Friday Night) supper as there is no dairy. What more could I ask for? Thanks!

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Perfect Elena!

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Ah-mazing. The first time I made these brownies I couldn't even wait to get them into the fridge! I ate them straight from the blender! I've told all my friends about them and they are crazy for them too. So simple and oh so satisfying. Even better with the icing, if you can manage to wait the extra 5 minutes to make it ;)

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Hi Stephanie,

So glad you enjoyed :) And don't worry, you're not the only one to eat straight from the kitchen equipment haha

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I love this recipe. I topped this brownie with the chocolate icing. I can't believe how similar this is to traditional brownies! This is my first time making a raw dessert, and I'm converted now! Thanks!

I do have one question. Is it alright to use moist soaked nuts? I know it's good to soak nuts to remove enzyme inhibitors, and I wasn't sure if I should dry them before using.

Thanks again!

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Hi Joshua,

Glad you found success on your first recipe :) You chose wisely haha

In general re: soaked nuts, it depends on the recipe. Usually, if soaking, you should pat dry with a clean tea towel just to make sure you aren't inadvertently adding excess water to a recipe.

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If anyone would like to know. I used pecans that I soaked in brine water for about 5 hours, then drained and rinsed with water. The absorbed moisture was not a problem, and the recipe turned out great. Hope this helps. :)

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Glad it worked out for you Joshua! Soaking is not required, but I'm glad it worked for you.

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I made this recipe several times (with my Vitamix) and my chocoholic husband loved them! I always have some in the freezer lol
I combine the shortbread recipe with that one. I put less coconut.

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Hi Loora, I'm glad your husband loves them, too!

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Hi, This brownie looks very good. may I know what is the diameter of the round cake tin that you used for this cake? I would like to try making this soon :)

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Hi!

probably diameter of pan in this pic is about 4 inches (it's a small pan)

But I usually recommend doubling this recipe!

I normally double it and make it in an 8x8 pan when I am not taking photos of it :)

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I don't know why I haven't rated this yet. While going through the 19 day challenge, the brownies is all I talked about for the first few days. It was one of my first successful raw food recipes . In my opinion this gets 10 stars out of 5!
I'm the only one on this diet in my household. And I usually make a whole batch of brownies, and eat them myself in 24-48 hours. After which, I go to bed SHAMELESS ;-D

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Brownies DO have a way of disappearing fast! :)

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So delicious! I made a half batch, and was sorry I didn't make the whole thing (my husband seconds this!!!) Your recipes are so so good! Thank you!

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You may have to make the brownies and hide them in the freezer, Suezie!

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Thanks so much for these amazing recipes! These brownies are awesome, and the icing is also a great dip for strawberries and apples. I have a question - do you think this recipe would work if the coconut was omitted? I know that some people don't like coconut, so I'm wondering how I could alter the recipe to adjust for this... Thanks!

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Hi Candace,

Thanks for your review!

Yes, the recipe works fine without the coconut. You can also use hempseed hearts instead of the coconut, but generally it's fine if you leave it out completely and don't replace

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We have coconut allergies - what can we substitute?

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Hi Robin, you can omit the coconut entirely in this recipe, or use hempseed hearts instead

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This is another all-time favorite in our house! It's easily made, easily kept, easily eaten/enjoyed by all. A nice healthy treat for my daughter's school lunches and easy to make extra to share with others. Everyone we have shared this with (many!) have loved it!

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So good to hear, Rebecca! :) Brownies are a def. favourite.

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I had my first raw cookie this winter at the organic farmer's market in Vienna. The "Raw bakery" changed my mind about non baked sweets.
Found your site, liked it a lot and treated myself this great app. How great it is that once you buy the app you get all the updates for free!
You're amazing!

The next treat was for my family: this delicious brownie!

Greetings from Vienna Austria

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Love it Alma! Can't wait to find out what you think of the brownies :) Do come back and let me know what you think :)

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So I'm back and guilty, GUILTY for hiding in the kitchen while eating the half of this heaven.
I cut it into bars as it is rich so you can't eat much.
Well that's what I'd "lied" :) to myself before I ate the half on my own.
I really love your app but it's too bad I couldn't reply to your comment directly in the app.

Off to check if I have all the ingredients for the carrot cake :)

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Hi Alma! Don't worry, we've all done it ;)

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I can't keep my non-raw roommates away from these brownies! I cut them into smaller brownies so that I would be good and only eat a little bit at a time, but not only do I keep eating 3 or 4 of them, each time I come back tot he fridge, my roommates have taken one! Delicious recipe, as are all of the other ones of yours that I've made. Thanks so much!

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Tell those roommates to make their own brownies lol Casey

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I have never made a raw brownie, or any other raw recipe for that matter, before. I had the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a try. I am actually blown away at how delicious this tastes. I made the frosting too, right now it is setting up in the fridge, but I taste tested along the way and it's so good. Even my kids (2 &4) loved it, they taste tested too:), and they keep asking me to check on the brownies to see if they are done! This is a wonderful introduction to raw food for me, Thank you!

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Hi Nicole,

Welcome to the raw world :-)

The big question is, what will you make next? I've got some handy no-equipment-required sweet recipes that your four-year-old may want to help you make!

https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolate-haystacks
https://www.therawtarian.com/rawtarians-chewy-raw-sesame-seed-bars

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This was my first try at a raw vegan dessert and I'm amazed at how simple and tasty it was - and VERY forgiving. I don't have a food processor but managed with a blender, also didn't have pecans so substituted with walnuts but then i didn't have quite enough of those either so threw in some cashews. I'm sure with a food processor it would have been smoother but it worked really well like this! Bookmarked your site and will definitely come back for more :)

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So glad that you had a make it work moment Charlotte :-)

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awesome brownies! everyone at work is going crazy for them! thanks!

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Love it Nadia! Way to spread the love :)

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My daughter LOVES these brownies. Can't get enough!

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Music to my ears, Tami!

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Love this. Recipe !!

My family has been vegan for one year now and I think working towards raw is the next step, you are making it so easy with these great recipes. I am excited to try out more.

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So glad your family is finding success where you're at and you're moving more towards adding raw food into your life. Way to go, Sandra!

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Should I use the soft style Medjool dates? Or dried dates?

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When you say dates, do,you mean dried dates, or the fresh Medjool dates? I imagine the two alternatives would have very different results.

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Hi Karen, either are fine, but medjool is best if you have them! But they are more expensive, so choose whatever will work for you

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Hi Karen Lee,

Fresh medjool dates are best, but dried up baking dates work fine too - this recipe is VERY forgiving, so either will work fine, just make sure you pack the cup full and are using 1 full cup of dates

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Could I use carob instead of cacao?

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Hi Ashley,

Yes, but maybe add a bit more carob than cacao since carob has a weaker flavor

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Can these be made without the shredded coconut? I don't want a coconut flavor in mine...

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Hi Rena, yes, you can omit the coconut (or you can use hempseed hearts instead)

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Hi Laura Jane :)
I L-O-V-E these brownies!!! I am vegan and do eat raw quite often, and your site/ app are my go-to's when looking for a yummy raw anything! Big hugs from cold and snowy Hamilton Ontario, :)

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Love it Micayla! Big hugs back to you from cold, snowy Prince Edward Island! xox

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I made this last night for dessert after a meal of cucumber mint gazpacho and raw lasagna. While my guest raved about the lasagna, I wasn't prepared for the reaction I got after eating the brownie. It's that look that all cooks dream about. That pause after the bite, the gentle closing of the eyes, and the smile that bursts forth. I was even told by my non raw guest that he is ruined from "real" brownies and doesn't understand why restaurants wouldn't serve this version. This will be a staple going forward!

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Man, your dinner sounds delicious Steve. Nice work with your dessert!! Love that look, you described it well lol

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Can't wait to make this! I was wondering if it would still work to do a half half mix of Pecans and almonds?

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Hi Albertine, yes, that would probably be fine with 1/2 almond and 1/2 pecan or walnuts. (But don't use ALL almonds because almonds aren't as oily - and the mixture won't stick together properly if you do all almonds)

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If THIS (!) can be made with raw, organic, no chemically-altered (to screw with my taste-buds-brain-connections)wholesome ingredients, there IS GOD...

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lol Yulia

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It was rawsome! Not exactly like brownies but still a really good replacement:)

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Glad you enjoyed Cindy!

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These are divine! I really love them. They take 5 mins to make and are so fudgey and delicious when kept in the fridge. Another great recipe, thanks!x

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So glad you enjoyed them Lilly! Glad to have you here :)

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Just made this in my new thermomix, setting in fridge at the moment but what I tried out of the blender was delicious!

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So glad you enjoyed, Claire!

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Wow! I just love these super quick easy recipes! This one was delicious! It was hard not to eat the brownies right out of the blender. ;)

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Who said you shouldn't eat them right out of the blender?? (not me lol)

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Made this and am slowly eating the entire batch (is that bad?). Super good... it tastes like an overly undercooked brownie (my favorite).
Is this easily transportable (i.e., if I were to make it could I get away bringing it on to a 2-3 hour flight for a holiday party... a total of 5-6 hours out of the fridge)?

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You are amazing wanting to bring your brownies on a flight. You must be super organized lol.

Yes, I think it would travel fine, much better than many of my recipes actually. Just put it back in fridge when you get there

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Wonderful recipe!!!! My family loved them! I used walnuts, and they were still pretty good. Also, I made a raw chocolate icing to go on top, which was a big hit!!

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Well done Sylvea! When the family loves it I call that a hit :)

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Oh how much do I love these sticky, gooey, chocolatey slices of heaven? Amazingly I managed to make my first batch last by restricting myself and my lovely man to just one piece each per day (it took some willpower I can tell you!!),Was that too mean??? I'm just going to have to make some more right now. They really satisfy my chocolate cravings, and along with chocolate haystacks, these are my favourite things to make with raw cacao powder. Thanks so much for this recipe xxx BTW while I'm thinking about chocolate, what's happened to the "best raw chocolate cookies" recipe that you make in the dehydrator? I made these a couple of times and really enjoyed them but I can't find the recipe now. So sad.....

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Wow, you have good willpower. May I have some?

lol Nicky

Also! Re: best cookies, I took them away for a while, but now they're back due to popular demand :)

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I'm very new to raw brownies and have made a couple of batches with walnuts but I think I prefer the pecan version. These are so easy to make with a great texture and chocolatey flavor. I'd love to try them with a peanut butter icing, as Joanne mentioned. Just have to watch how many of these you eat; dates have a lot of fiber! I'm taking some to the office for a coworker who is trying to cut back on processed sugar but who loves treats. Thank you for the recipe! :)

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Your coworkers are going to love ya!

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Just made these & they are delicious. Thank you!

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I'm so glad you liked them, Paula :) Have you made the icing yet too?

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No I haven't tried the icing yet, but I did try the raw cheesecake recipe which was delicious - I just swapped the frozen strawberries for rasberries and maple syrup instead agave. Thank you! I'm pretty sure it will become a staple from now on. :)

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Awesome Paula!

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Lauren's Review

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Thank you! I FINALLY made these! I had been planning on making them for weeks and I made a double batch and am loving them! I hope my kids will enjoy them. I know my husband will. A friend of mine has a dessert party every December and last year I made vegan chile chocolate cake. This year I am bringing a raw dessert - these brownies! Next I am trying the vanilla drop cookies. I already have all the ingredients.
Love your podcast!!!

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Woohoo! Sounds like a success Lauren.

PS: Thanks for the podcast love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's nice to know someone is listening :) :) xox

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Amy's Review

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YUMMY!

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'Nuff said! xox

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Tia's Review

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I made this, this evening. Topped it with the chocolate frosting. I also added a few pinches of cinnamon and a dash of chipotle to give it a Mexican chocolate flare. Also topped it with a few pomegranate seeds. Heavenly!!!!!

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Mmm love the Mexican flare ideas, Tia! Love your pic too. Lookin' good! Nice touch with the pomegranate!

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Giselle's Review

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I had been postponing this recipe for so long (since the first time I entered to this site).
So today I decided it and I did it.
I can't believe how delicious these brownies are! Thank you so much I modified raisins instead of dates and ran out of coconut shredded, and still it was amazing!
My family is not quite supportive with me trying raw or vegan or different things, but they completely loved it!
So thank you so so much n.n

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Way to tackle it, Giselle! So glad your fam loved it too. What's next on the agenda?? xoxox

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Well, I love desserts so I think I'm going to keep trying the Raw Lemon Bars or the Raw Chocolate Mousse or the Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding. I'm not quite sure which one will be the first, but I'm excited to give 'em a try ;)
Also thinking about making some Raw taco meat or Raw tuna salad.
And by the way, the Raw chocolate truffles recipe sounds delicious. I'll, eventually, give them a try n.n

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Love it Giselle! All nice picks :) Can't wait to hear how you make out with them!

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just made the brownie for my wifes b-day..it was of the chain. Thank you

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My pleasure Andy, glad to have you here. Hope your wife had a lovely Birthday!

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I love these brownies and have made them many times. Good variants include adding cacao nibs or a peanut butter icing. Thanks!

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Yummy Joanne!

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I want to try this and use Halloween cookie cutters to make them into shapes. Would this work? Can't wait to try it!
Thanks!

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Hi Celeste, yes, it will work, but here's what you should do:

*make the brownies as outlined, except press them into a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet, quite thinly (but not too thinly, maybe 1 inch).
*refrigerate for at least 1 hour, ideally 2-3 hours (they will firm up a bit)
*then cut them out with cookie cutters
*then refrigerate your "cookies"

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Esther's Review

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I just featured this recipe on my teeny tiny blog 365delights.blogspot.com. Thanks for this recipe! I love it!

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Purrrrrty Esther!!

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Smurfs15's Review

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I couldn't wait to try this recipe. I really enjoyed it and tried the chocolate icing recipe.

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So glad it worked out well for you, Karen! They are a great combo. Chocolatey goodness!

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stephanie's Review

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Oh my these are amazing! I used brazil nuts... Turned out fab! Plus love the icing

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So glad you liked, Stephanie :)

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Riquelle's Review

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I got my first food processor yesterday and the first thing I did with it was make these brownies, and your white chocolate. SO GOOD. I'm vegan and slowly incorporating more and more raw foods into my diet, and your website has been my most valuable aid. Thank you!

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Nice choices for your first food processor recipe, Riquelle! What's up next?

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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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I don't have food processor too so I put pecan in plastic bag and hit it and I use honey instead of date. hope you like it.

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So long as it worked for you! :)

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Ive got a 10 cup blender and a lot of recipes I've found like these I've had trouble getting blended up. I would stick things in the blender for now :). if you can find a happy median between the 10 cup and the 2 cup, that would be my recommendation.

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I have a 7 cup and an 8 cup :)

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Hi Tray, I'd get at least a 6 cup.

Not sure what your budget is, but if you're cheap like me here's what I recommend!

Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

PS: Way to spread the word in the almond milk aisle! xox

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Amy's Review

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Not a raw food eater, but did want to find something that certainly is whole food worthy. This was perfect for my chocolate craving at the end of the day. Easy, cheap and quick!

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Hi Amy, so glad you enjoyed the brownies. Easy, cheap and quick - some of my favourite words when describing recipes!! Glad to have you here :)

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PaulaGus's Review

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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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Sounds like success, Paula! xox

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Lindi's Review

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Excellent!

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I'm so glad they turned out well for you, Lindi :)

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Natalie's Review

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I love these, they are so addictive! I don't add any extra sweetener as I find the dates make it sweet enough, and I use half the amount of cocoa (still deliciously chocolatey). Sometimes I add almonds at the end and pulse briefly for added crunch and texture too. So yummy! They are great for satisfying those chocolate cravings. Thank you so much for sharing these quick, easy recipes, this is definitely a favourite :-)

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Hi Natalie, Great idea about adding some almonds at the end for crunch! Also, if you make almond milk you might like my almond pulp brownies, they are similar to these but... chewier. Or something.

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You were so right, I absolutely love your almond pulp brownies!!! Just made them today, they are so yummy :-)

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I knew ya would! xox

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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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Awesome Brigitteelise! :)

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do you soak the nuts?

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Hi Hannah, no, soaking is not required.

Here on my website you do not need to soak unless it is explicitly stated.

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I can't stand pecans, coconut, or dates. I am slowly starting to like dates and coconut, but I pretend to be allergic to pecans at restaurants just because thinking of it is bad enough. I was going to use almonds (only nuts I have), but I thought - trust the internet lady...

I had a really good meal at a raw restaurant a few days ago, and have been hooked on finding raw recipes since :) I am also super lazy, so I don't like using the oven/stove

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Hi Carol, I hear you about laziness. :) I am the same way.

But, I think you need to open up your mind a little bit. Said with love!

What I mean is that the idea is that with a recipe like this you can't actually taste any of the specific ingredients. It's kind of like saying that you hate eggs when a cake recipe calls for eggs. In a cake you can't taste the eggs, and in this brownie recipe you don't taste the nuts or the dates. you might be able to taste the coconut a little bit, so you could omit that if you like (or use hempseed hearts instead)

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All I taste is chocolate :). I do feel the texture of the coconut, but the taste isn't there. I am still in shock that the brownie is mostly ingredients I refuse to touch and tastes so delish! Even my "I don't eat anything raw" husband liked it.

I did notice it got crumbly after a few days when I cut it, so I think it would go nicely as a cookie crumble topping to a thicker drink, like a milkshake/smoothie or latte.

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Hi Carol, I am SO glad you tried it and liked the results!!! I feel like a proud mamma :)

Thanks for coming back and letting me know. You made my day.

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Aen's Review

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I love these brownies. I actually made only half the recipe, cause I did not want to eat that much in one sitting. But then when I do go to eat them, I am able to eat a small square only, savoring each bite and then I am able to stop; so I get to eat a brownie a day (1-1.5 inch square) and have some for the next 3 days. Amazing!

I actually misread the directions once and by mistake use coconut oil instead of shredded coconut, and it was so good. So now when I make them I use half shredded coconut and half coconut oil. I then store them in the freezer. It is definitely good to lick the bowl (food processor) and spatula. Yum !!

Thank you so much Laura Jane for these delicious brownies - several of my non RAW friends are loving them too and got the recipe out of me :)

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Hi Aen, Lovely to see your name pop up here :)

I love your tweaks, they sound like a nice twist on the basic recipe. I'll have to try it because I love frozen treats that use coconut oil! I bet they are kind of chewy that way?

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Joana's Review

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Made this recipe this morning and half has already gone...I used carob powder instead of cacao and it was really tasty. It's amazyng how carob powder made it taste like cacao! Mine resulted a little too dry and difficult to keep in beautiful slices. I didn't have pecans so I used 3/4 cup of walnuts and 1/4 hazelnuts. I put only 3 tablespons of carob powder and 2 of coconut because it was looking too dry. Anyway, after 1 hour in the fridge it became more moist. Thank you so much for youe wonderful recipes!

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Awesome Joana! Sounds like you are on a roll. What will you make next?

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Would this raw brownie freeze well?

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Hi Hazel, They will freeze well, but you'll want to pop them in the fridge again before eating to defrost a bit (because when they're frozen they get REALLY hard, hard as a rock!)

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I used soaked cashews, cacao powder, agave and coconut oil - amazing ontop on these brownies. Theyre really great as you only have a small portion and feel satisfied (I have mega choc cravings haha) anyway, thank you!

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Hi Ash,

So glad that they turned out well for you and that they satisfied your choco cravings :)

So glad to have you here.

xox
Laura-Jane

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Jo's Review

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Delicious! They were devoured by my dinner guests and no one could believe they were raw!

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When they are devoured that is the best compliment we could get, no? Love it Jo! Well done :)

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Your recipes look very good so far (as does the site), but your SEO is just WAY over the top. I can't stand it anymore and I'm going to have to stop reading. How many times can a person write "raw brownie recipe" on one page? It isn't natural at all, and it comes off as needy and unprofessional. I've read several of your recipes now, and they are all exactly the same in this regard. I have to tell you, it is both transparent and extremely off-putting.

Real food bloggers don't need this sort of silliness. Take a step back from trying to hoodwink Google and let your recipes and site construction speak for itself. Judging fro the rest of what you have here, I think it will be a success.

Good luck.

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Hi Sam,

Thanks very much for your feedback. I hear what you are saying, but at the same time would you have arrived here at all had I not put some effort into trying to get Google to recognize my website's existence?

I am not sure.

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I came across this brownie recipe on Joy Houston's website and couldn't believe how much like a regular brownie it tasted! Your app is fantastic and I can't wait to try more of your recipes :)

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Thanks Raine :) So glad to have you here. Say hi to Joy for me!

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I have just come across your website today, and I am super excited to try your recipes. Thank you so much!!! I'll report back with some feedback! I can't wait to make the carrot cake and the chocolate mousse. Everything looks amazing. I'm so excited to go out and buy all the ingredients! xxx

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Welcome Fi! Looking forward to receiving more comments from you once you have a chance to try a recipe! If you're not sure where to begin, I suggest making my raw brownies if you have a food processor

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This is so delicious!!! I made this as a base for my raw cacao cheesecake, I took it to work and even sceptic's couldn't believe it was good for you! Thanks xx

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Hi Ash. Yummers! What'd u use as filling for your cacao cheesecake?

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LaNita's Review

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Really yummy. Brownie like flavor but good none the less. Never last long enough

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So true LaNita!

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Jeanine's Review

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I'm making these for my yoga classmate's birthday! I don't have a food processor yet. Will a 4 cup food processor work? Thanks for all your recipes!!!! <3

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Hi Jeanine - it's best to get at least an 8 cup food processor if possible.

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Made these and truly not sure if I can share, 50:50 prune/date and pecan/walnut combo skipped the agave syrup and still rich moist gooey gastronomic excellence!
Thanks so much for my waist ... It's coming back again!

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Sharing is highly over-rated Gym Mum! lol

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Brownies are amazing. Please note, these will not last long because you will devour them quickly. Yum.
Thank you.

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So true Jenn!

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I loved this ratio of ingredients, the brownies are excellent. I've been trying to use up some dark agave that I don't like, so I'm looking forward to making it again when I can use a lighter agave or honey. Even with the heavy agave taste these were fabulous. Easy too!

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Sounds like you know your stuff, Marcy! Glad you enjoyed.

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Where can I find the raw chocolate icing? Today is my first day on the challenge and I plan to make the brownies tonight but it will be great to have the icing , I just don't see where the steps for making is located.

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Hi Nikki - just do a search in the app for "chocolate icing"  = the ingredients are

1 cup dates

1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder

1/4 cup cold-pressed coconut oil (also known as coconut butter)

3/4 cup water (or a tiny bit more if needed - try to keep at 3/4 cup or so though)

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Yumm! My family who currently doesn't eat completely raw yet and who are also huge brownie fans just loved this recipe! I loved that I had an alternative that was spades more nutrient-dense to offer than the standard brownie! Thanks!

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My pleasure Rebecca :) Thanks for reviewing

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The brownies are divine. The second time I made them used half dates and half prunes, because I did not have dates enough, the result was fantastic. I love your recipes. Thanks.

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Hi Blanca, love dried prunes! They work well as substitutes for dates in many recipes because they are both sweet and both sticky and have a similar texture, as you discovered

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These brownies were so simple to create, and they tasted wonderful!
The moist, slightly crunchy texture was awesome. My husband had four, and is still talking about them hours later.
I love your website and recipes...thank you!
And - as I was in line at the grocery store today, someone asked me about some of my purchases, and the convo ended with my writing down your website for her. Then, we find out I was her son's English teacher last year. So, your food makes people come together!

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Love your story Shelly! xox

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Didi's Review

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This recipe is so simple yet amazing! It was the first thing I prepared when I went raw and I still make those very often.
I also press some raw cacao nibs on top for a chocolate chip cookie feel, so good (running to make some)...

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Run Didi run!!! lol

:) nibs are a great idea, I look forward to trying the nibs in this one too

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Ingrid, (my wife) and I are hooked on your website. We use cacao nibs in our morning smoothies as well as our almond and cashew butter.
Whilst making the brownie recipe for the umpteenth time today, she suggested we use 4 tbsp of cacao powder and one tbsp of cacao nibs. Awesome!
Try it and tell me what you think. It adds another texture to the brownies.

Thanks for all the great recipes and the great fun we are having with them.

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Matt, genius. I will try SOON! I have nibs and all the ingredients. Sounds like a subtle tweak that could do very nicely! Thank you for sharing :) You're inspiring me

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Hi there- don't own a food processor - before I make an attempt and possibly a mess, will a vitamix do the trick? Thanks!

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Sami - nope! Gotta be done in a FP

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Just a quick check... In all your recipes are you using medjool dates or pitted dried dates???
And do you always soak your nuts???
I just adore this site and the recipes and continue to share the rawtarian love around with others... Who always get equally excited!

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Hi Jacaleen - thanks for sharing and for your great questions.

1. Either date type is fine - I use both. The recipes should be fine for each. Note, if your dried dates are really hard/dry, you may want to soak in a bit of warm water and drain/dry - but that is only if you are really picky. Generally I say just use them as is

2. Nut soaking - I generally do not soak unless the recipe specifically says to do so

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TRULY the absolute best raw brownie recipe in the entire world! My 7 year old, my husband,.... NO ONE can get enough! YUM!

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I am so excited to have discovered your site. Have now made these brownies twice, once for a very unhealthy family and they looked skeptical but loved them, then for my kids who I had promised brownies for hard work on swim team. My kids kept shouting they were delicious. :) these are so quick and easy to make, and awesome for my own sweet tooth. Can't wait to try more recipes!

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Hi Jamie, sounds like you are on a roll! What are you going to try next?

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These are so perfect..I like to roll into balls and roll in fresh coconut too

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Yum Susie!

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I love spicey food and wondered if chilli could be added to these? And if so..in what form and how much -powdered i guess might be best..?

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Hi Caty, you could add a titch of cayenne pepper to taste - like, maybe 1/4 teaspoon depending on how spicy you like it

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Hello from Australia! I stumbled upon your website when looking for gluten free treats sweetened with dates instead of sugar. This is the first recipe of yours I tried a few months ago, and I'm hooked. I made the raw cheesecake for a Mother's Day treat. Delish! Thanks for your great recipes!! xx

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My pleasure Bronwyn! Glad to have you hooked :)

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These look fantastic, and I can't wait to try them! I'm new to raw food and see coconut in more than half the recipes. Since I am not a fan of coconut, I am wondering if it's necessary to the recipe?

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Hi Naava, coconut oil is used as a thickening/hardening agent. Most of the time you cannot even taste it, it is definitely not there for taste. In this particular recipe, the shredded coconut is there for texture only. You can omit it, or you can use hempseed hearts instead. Hope this helps!

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I just made this!! It's the first recipe that my new food processor got to try out (:(; just a question, is it supposed to be quite grainy? Mine doesnt seem as dense as creamy as a normal brownie. Or maybe do I need to process it more?

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Hi Dooey! It's a bit grainy, yes. But if you don't like that you can process more, but be careful b/c if you process too much it will turn into a fudgy type mixture which won't be very brownie-ish either :)

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Wow!!! Amazing!!! It was a HIT w/ kiddos, their friends, and my neighbor!!!

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Now that's what I like to hear, Andrea!!

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Made these the other day and had them with a side of raw banana ice cream!! What a treat :) they we delicious!!! :)

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Yum Tanya! One question though, where's mine?? lol <yum> <jealous>

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This is a fantastic recip. Yum on a plate (but not for long!)

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I hear you, Sarah! This one never lasts long in my house. Even though I've had it what feels like hundreds of times, I'm still not sick of it either!

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i could use this as a cake base?

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Sure, Melissa!

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Just tried these...so good!

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Awesome Christina!

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Hey I just calculated the calories and they are 228 per serving if you make 6 servings! Not too shabby and to be savoured. :)

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Awesome! Nice math too. Better you than me - numbers are not mah thing!

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I made these today... and, oh my gosh, are they amazing! This is exactly what I was looking for every time I craved something creamy and decadent, even when on the SAD.

I will experiment with raw walnuts next time.

Cheers!

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Awesome Dawn!

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Hi! I would like to make a lot of your recipes but they contain pecans and walnuts which my boyfriend is allergic to. Can you recommend a good substitute?

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Hi Katrina,

1. You may find this podcast helpful: https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions  (you can download it in iTunes - look for "raw food podcast" - episode 5)

2. Generally, these groups of nuts can be substituted for one another:

  • creamy nuts: cashews, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, etc.
  • flour-like nuts: almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.
  • oily nuts: walnuts, pecans, etc.

3. This particular brownie recipe is pretty forgiving, you can use any nut or seed instead of the pecans/walnuts (I recommend half almonds and half pumpkin seeds)

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sorry the nutritional value of the brownies with the raw chocolate icing. please & thank you:)

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Hi Alexuss, sorry, I don't provide nutritional info. You can input all of the ingredients into an online site like fitday.com and calculate it that way though :)

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could you please tell me the nutritional value of these. very delicious btw :)

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Hi, we made these today. It was our first foray into raw food and it was certainly a good one! I've wanted to try "raw food" for a while now but figured I should start with something sweet as it is so hard to get my teenage son to eat anything earmarked as "good" or "healthy" because well, he is a teenage boy. Ha. (My thinking was that it would be easier to plate up something else if his first experience was a good one.) But he watched me make these, knew exactly what was going into the food processor and he actually loved them! He had one and then wanted more.

I have to admit, I do not like pecans or dates on their own. So I was a reluctant trier, this was mostly about getting my son to like the recipe and the idea of raw food but it turned out so amazing that even I liked it. So delicious. They tasted just like cooked brownies.

The only problem we had was with the dates. It took a looooong time for them to break down and blend into the nuts. But after reading through the comments I realise now they were too dry. I will know for next time to soak them first.

So thank you for this recipe, we're going to try some of your other ones later this week to see if we like them too. :D

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Hi Molly, so glad you have found success. And nice idea to have your son help. When they've made it, somehow it tastes that much better, too.

Hope your next raw recipe is as much of a success!

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Did anyone else have issues with food processor? The dates and walnuts were stuck together my processor wouldn't spin. I added coconut oil and raw butter for moisture. They taste great but the processing was a pain.

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Hi Anthony,  Your dates were probably too dry.  You could either soak them in a bit of warm water to soften, or just process the nuts first, then add dates and get them processed, then add everything else.

Glad to see you using my app :)

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I just made these brownies, oh My! I love them. Thanks Laura-Jane.

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My pleasure, Judith!

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Wow these are awesom... First time I made them I got mixed up between pecans and Brazil nuts. Both taste beautiful BTW

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I want to say i have been using some of your recipes over the last couple weeks and they are all just fabulous. I made these brownies and I couldn't stop eating it out of the processor. I used medjool dates and while expensive, i think they made this recipe extra special. I used walnuts cuz that's what I had but next time I will get pecans to see the difference. I took it another step further and made the "I can't believe it's not caramel" sauce http://thedeliciousrevolution.com/dessert/recipe-for-raw-vegan-caramel/ and put that on top of the brownies. It is the most amazing dessert I have ever experienced. My co worker who is very anti raw or anything other than the norm processed foods even loved it. Thank you for all your delicious recipes. :-)

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Wow! Love it! The pecans taste delicious in this recipe. Everyone loved brownies and couldn't believe they were vegan!

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YUMMO!! I made this yesterday with Brazil nuts as that is all that I had in the pantry and I just couldn't wait a whole day to buy Pecans and try this once I saw it!!! And I must say - it is very good, had wonderful feedback from friends and 8yr old and 6yr old were totally won over... imagine if I'd actually had Pecans! Well I bought some today, so when the current batch gets low, I'm ready to go on the next one! THANK YOU!

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I would love to make these but my son is highly allergic to nuts. I find many raw recipes use nuts as well. Is there an alternative that I can use that will give the same effect? These brownies look awwwwesome !!

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Hi Alisha, that is difficult because many of my raw recipes do include nuts (although I do have some nut-free recipe categories):

https://www.therawtarian.com/recipe-categories/raw-nut-free-sweet-recipes

https://www.therawtarian.com/recipe-categories/raw-nut-free-savory-recipes

If your son can eat seeds (sunflower seeds, etc.) you can use sunflower seeds or pumpkins seeds in many recipes that call for pecans or almonds. (There is no good substitute for cashews or macadamia nuts though.)

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I just mixed up my first batch and tasted the mix before refrigerating. I don't see these brownies lasting beyond tomorrow! Delish!!!

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Hi Tamiko,

So glad they turned out well for you! They don't last long in my house, either :)

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Your recipes all sound great but I am allergic to coconut (which is included in a lot of raw food recipes everywhere!) What is a good sub for coconut or coconut oil when making raw food? I have been told another fat can be subbed for the oil but I think this would only work for baking. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

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Hi Danielle,

1. There is no substitute for coconut oil in raw recipes.

2. For dried shredded coconut, you can use hempseed hearts instead in most recipes. (In this recipe, you can use hempseed hearts or just omit the coconut altogether.)

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The brownies are very good. I'm so glad I found you, because my first attempt at raw food was Raw Food, Real World, and it was so time consuming. Also, some of the ingredients were hard to find. It's more for experienced gourmet raw cooks, and I kind of gave up on raw food until I found you. The simplicity of your recipes and the availability of your ingredients is wonderful! I'm going to make everything! Thank you so much!

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Hi Barbara, you are music to my ears!!

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I just made it. I used soaked and drained pecans, (because I keep them in the fridge all the time). I used carob instead of cacao and I added 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. I made them into little balls since my second generation children prefer to pop small treats into their mouth on the go. The second batch I did with cacao powder and cacao nibs. TOTAL success among grownups. 2nd generation ehh, 50/50. I loved it. Will try next time with a different nut!

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Sounds like success, Chef V.!

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Delicious treat for easter!!! So quick and easy!!!

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So glad you enjoyed it Brielle! Hope the Easter bunny found you :)

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Yay I have all the ingredients gonna make em right now! TY TY TY

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YW YW YW Allison :) Hope you enjoy!

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Oh. My. Gosh! I made the brownies and the raw carrot cake to take to a party on the weekend, and they were the talk of the party! Way better cold, and SO rich! After tasting a bit while I was making them just to make sure they were coming along well, I was wowed by them. I think you made some converts at the party, too. All of your recipes are simple, easy and super tasty. I am so glad I found your site. Thank you SO much for all of your hard work!

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Awesome Sheena! Love it when raw goodies are the talk of the party. You must have done a great job in preparing them :)

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You are The Rawetarian Goddess!!!! I just made a double batch of raw chocolate brownies with raw chocolate icing, and I am in heaven! For Lent this year,I gave up sugar (probably a good thing), and tonight, scraping the sides of my vitamix to get every last morsel of icing - ooh, heaven - I know I can do without that horrible white stuff. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Awesome Darcey!!! xox

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I should have read the comments before making the brownies. I'm just starting to look into raw diet. Even with the ingredients I used it was edible but bit too sweet. My first problem was that I could not find unsweetened coconut flakes, fresh dates or raw chocolate so after visiting 5 stores I gave up and used what they had. I have to find a healthier grocery store or maybe an ethnic store would carry fresh figs. I can almost imagine them tasting divine and since I am a stubbornly determined person I am going to make them again. Thanks, K.

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I too couldnt find the unsweetened coconut so I ordered in at amazon. I love it and use it so much. I found dates right with the bananas.

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Hi Krystina, it depends where you are, but the coconut can be found near the nuts in your grocery store. Fresh dates are generally found in the produce aisle, or in a pinch you can use the baking dates that have been heated. They are also near the nuts in your grocery store's baking aisle.

Also, instead of raw cacao you can use basic cocoa powder instead. It's not raw but it will work in a pinch.

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I use a couple spoon filled in yogurt for a desert, great!

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....seems we have a "budding" raw foodist in our midst. Wanted to let you know that our 5 year old grandson really likes this recipe as well! Well done!

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I think the "well done" should go back to you, seeing as how you are doing a fab job at creating meals that even a 5yo enjoys :) Way to go!

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These are SOOOO .....what can I say? Wonderful?! I Made them yesterday and they're already finished so I'm now making some more, but twice the amount I made yesterday. Your recipes really are brilliant, thanks so much ( I have one of my cats (Crispy) balanced on my shoulders as I write this and I'm standing up) Have a great day!

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Sha, Crispy is an adorable name for a kitty! Glad you enjoyed this recipe and are back making more!

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This is the first recipe here that I have tried. It's so yummy! I immediately recommended your site to a friend. Thanks so much!

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Thank you Donna! Looking forward to finding out more about other recipes that you've tried now that you've got #1 under your belt :)

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These brownies are exceptional. My husband and I are incorporating more raw foods in our diet. With recipes like this, it is super-easy! I made the first batch, and he's made several since then. Did I mention they are exceptional? ;) thank you SO much for sharing!

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Hi Sherry, sounds like success if your husband is making them again and again! :)

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oops. I rewrote that and forgot to edit. Sorry-

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No problem Gigi, it looks good to me! Thanks for sharing your experiences. It's comments like yours that make this place great!

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I just made this... sorta. I don't have a food processor yet (I will) so I made it with my hands. Also don't have raw cacao powder so I used cocoa powder. (I'm trying). The dates I used are sweet and soft. Everything else, just like you've got it. I tasted them before and after refrigerating and they are definately better cold. Mine didn't turn out think like the ones in your photo, though. They are flat. They come up off the pan about 1/4 inch. So I'm wondering. They're tasty cold, though. I think I'm going to roll them into balls and onto coconut flakes because they don't come off the pan easily and I'm guessing that's because I squished the dates with my hands, which made them too dense.

-Does the food processor make it so the dates aren't so dense, so that they're airier?
-Is there a noticeable taste difference between cocoa powder and raw cacao powder?

Thanks ;o)

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Hi Gigi, the food processor is absolutely integral for this recipe. Doesn't work with the hands :) That was definitely the issue.

Not a huge taste difference between cocoa powder and raw cacao powder.

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I just made the recipe and I absolutely love it! I didn't put any cocoa powder though (which I guess is the one ingredient that makes it a brownie) and I bet with that it probably tastes even better. Instead of spreading it on a brownie sheet I made little bolls and put them on a serving plate wrapped on top with plastic sheet and put them in the fridge. That way they are the perfect size to pop in your moth and enjoy this amazing raw goodness.

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Hi Ellie, Interesting, why didn't you add cocoa powder?  That is definitely what makes it a brownie! Little balls are  a great way to serve these too :)

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Hi, just wondering what you would class as 'high speed' for a blender and food processor? I need to buy a food processor. I do have a blender but not sure of its speed. Thanks, ZOE

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Hi Zoe,

Generally, high-speed blender refers to a Vitamix or a Blendec - commercial blenders that have similar specs to this one:  Vitamix: http://tinyurl.com/b8a967w

Food processor speed isn't as important as blender speed.

Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

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Yuck a giant cliff bar

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Vanessa, don't you mean, "Yum, a giant cliff bar?" ;)

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Oh Lordy! My first raw food recipe...very, very good! Thanks Rawtarian! Can't wait to try some others.

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Very excited to make these brownies! I don't have a blender can you give me any suggestions how I could do it? Many thanks x

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Hi Millie! This recipe should not be made in a blender :) You need a food processor.

Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

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These are amazing!

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Hi dear,

No one has mentioned this, but isn't combining nuts and dates a no-no for digestion?do you follow food combining?

Jennie

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Hi Jennie, I understand the principles of food combining, but my mission in life is to help people move away from burgers and fries as food combos :) We all have to make the better choice.

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*nodding*! I just have sensitive digestion and wonder can this be made without dates? Probably not right? Would stevia work?

Btw, kudos on your mission!

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Hi Jennie! In this recipe there are a few reasons to use dates. (1) for sweetness (2) stickiness to help the recipe stay together (3) bulk/ increase size of recipe

So with that in mind, if you substitute anything for the dates you will need to take all of these parameters in mind. I don't use xylitol, but that would only satisfy the sweetness part :) Perhaps you can use something else, like dried apricots to make up for the stickinesss and bulk. You can also use raisins instead of dates.

Hope this helps!

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These brownies are truly unbelievable! You have to make them to believe it!!!

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I made a batch of these on a day when I was trying to avoid a 1/2 pint of ice cream and it really did do the trick! My co-workers were reluctant to try but they actually did enjoy them and described them as "fudgy". They even ask me "what you got for us today"! This site is great and as a city girl who only uses my kitchen to make my coffee...This site is easy to use with recipes that are easy to make!

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Hi Evita, so glad you are finding some successes. And even better, some successes that coworkers are enjoying! I think fudgy is a good way to describe these. Definitely a good way to avoid ice cream that's for sure. Have you made my soft-serve ice cream yet? If you haven't tried that yet (and if you like bananas) then you are in for a treat too :)

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Fabulous recipe! Thank you, Laura. Now I need to find a raw vanilla ice cream recipe. :)

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Hi  Rhonda, in TRK just look for raw "soft serve ice cream" - that'll do the trick and very easy too!

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I didn't have all the right ingredients so I substituted with almonds instead of pecans and used coconut oil instead of coconut and it was delicious! Cant wait to see what it tastes like with pecans!

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Hi Joanne, way to make it work! xox

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Absolutely works without the coconut! Just made a batch and totally forgot to add it. These are amazingly delicious! Sill definitely be making again, this time with the coconut.

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Glad you enjoyed them Lizzy!

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The best raw brownies I have ever tasted! Add the frosting and it's even better.

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Hello! Would this work without coconut? Or is there something I could use in place of it? I'm hoping to try out this recipe without having to run to the store for coconut :)

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Hi Jessie, you can use hempseed hearts instead of the coconut. But if you don't have the coconut then you can omit entirely in a pinch. But it really is better with the coconut - but it will still work without it

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You are my hero. A lot of processed food have been making me sick but I love chocolate. I can't wait to try this, thank you so much!!!

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Faye :)

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I know this is a bit premature, but I had to type this before I get busy in the house & forget. I just finished making the brownies. I reserved just a little before putting in the fridge so my husband and I could taste it. I let him go first & after a few seconds he said "Wow. Those are REALLY good." Then I ate my little piece. OMG! I'd read everyone's comments about how amazing these are, but until I tried it for myself I had no idea. Holy moly, these things are unbelievable! I am making a batch for an elderly man I work with because I told him about them & he gave me money to buy ingredients to make some for him & his wife. I think they'll love them. I'm hooked! And they haven't even chilled in the fridge yet. :) I can't wait to share them with my parents, in-laws and friends. So excited! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It's pure, chocolate-y genius.

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Lol  I call that a success Summer! Well done :)

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Thanks for your decadent recipe. I decided to take it one step further and instead of putting cacao, i put protein powder instead! The brand i used was Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - http://helpforfitness.com.au/products/100-gold-whey-protein

Anyway, the recipe turned out really good! It wasn't overly sweet, but honestly, i loved it! My pictures of my version of clean raw brownies are here: http://helpforfitness.com.au/blogs/news/7320136-clean-raw-chocolate-brownies

Thanks again for your recipe

Angeli Yuson

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Hi Angeli, Awesome!

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I don't have a food processor, but I chopped up the ingredients and mixed them with a fork. I must say YUM!! I will definitely be making these again. I may even get myself a fancy food processor. :D

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Food processor = awesome - and not as expensive as you might think!

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These are delicious!!! Thanks so much!

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