Overview

This is the perfect raw chocolate icing. Just blend and use! Dates, coconut oil, cacao and water are the only ingredients. A blender is required.

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. If possible, let them sit in there for a few minutes to soften the dates a little bit.
  • 2. Blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender. The ingredients can be a little finicky to blend, so start at a slow speed and increase speed slowly.
  • 3. Keep blending for a very long time to get a velvety consistency. This is one of those recipes that really makes use of the power of a high-speed blender. If you feel that the blades are just spinning but aren't actually moving all of the icing around, turn the blender off and make an air pocket down the side of the blender with a spatula to expose the blades. Remove the spatula, replace the lid, and start blending slowly again.
  • 4. You'll know it's ready if there are no bits of dates and all you can taste is velvety chocolate goodness.
  • 5. This raw chocolate icing is ready to use as soon as you pour it out of the blender.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate icing... I am having difficulty understanding how the combination of four basic ingredients could taste so divine.

I mean, this raw chocolate icing only contains dates, cacao, coconut oil and water. Sounds boring, right? It must just taste like pasty dates, right?

Wrong! This tastes like raw chocolate icing that you'd get at some high-brow raw vegan restaurant. It has a smooth, chocolatey, velvety texture and sweet, chocolatey mousse-like taste. Plus, it's really easy to work with and spread.

I was inspired to whip up a batch of raw chocolate icing to go on top of my raw brownies. Yeah, the combination of those raw brownies and this icing is pretty much heavenly. This raw chocolate icing has a very handy consistency--it's a lot like mousse when kept in the fridge.

It's a great raw vegan icing for cakes, brownies and the like! Iced cakes or brownies should be kept in the refrigerator.

This raw chocolate icing could also double as a raw pudding if you were feeling sad and needed to eat some chocolate out of a bowl with a spoon to make yourself feel better. :)

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

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I would not be able to make this icing in my food processor.  A blender works much better.

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Hi Maria, my pleasure. So glad you enjoyed :) Interesting that you're requesting a raw flan. That is on my to-do list!!

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I used a Cuisinart food processor for making the brownies and frosting. Everything processed perfectly, and quickly.

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Aray88's Review

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Delicious and nutritious!

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Thanks, I totally love it myself! :)

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Love it on the brownie! Had some leftover.... Sliced a banana in 2 parts and toped it with this chocolate goody, yum!

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Now that sounds really really good! :)

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This icing is divine! It reminds me of a decadent chocolate pudding. Yes, I did eat a spoonful :)

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Just a spoonful, Janace? :)

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Divine! Great texture and taste.

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Thanks, Lilac, I'm glad you liked! :)

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Actually going to make this tonight! My boyfriend suggested I put this on the raw banana creme pie recipe.

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Well, he's adventurous, isn't he? Enjoy the pie, however you make it! :)

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I have made this to dip strawberries into, the kids love it and so did I.

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Mmm, good combo, Rebecca. I'm glad you all loved it! :)

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I'm trying this tonight! I went to 5 thrift stores to find a food processor! I found one and it works great! I'm so looking forward to tasting these! :) thanks for sharing!

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Good score on the food processor, Shannah! Enjoy! :)

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Got hoocked from the first tea spoon of your chocolate icing..truely amazing!!!

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Hey Beatrice! Here's to many more teaspoons! :)

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So I went pantry shopping but forgot the dates and I was like really wanting to have this yesterday. So, I improvised and used red grapes instead of the dates. Not as intense as the dates but still sooo delicious! I was really excited that the recipe was easy and very delicious. I ate the last of them this afternoon as a snack. Thanks!

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A very creative sub! :)

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Oops, posted on the icing. I used the grapes in the brownie itself! Sorry for the confusion.

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:)

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A dorm-room success! Brought this to a VegOut on your raw brownies... tested the combo the day before and felt like a kid after licking every utensil :) The day of the potluck my Magic Bullet gave out (owned it for a week).... so I hand chopped the dates and nuts. Everyone loved them, thank you Laura-Jane!

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Jennifer,

OMG I want to have a VegOut! WHAT IS IT??????? It sounds fun. Why do I never get invited to such things???

Bummer about your Magic Bullet - get a replacement yet?

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It is a monthly vegan potluck I found on Meetup.com (mostly raw too)! They do a summer co-op and a blackberry U-Pick-It... fresh fruits and veggies will abound :)

Impatiently waiting the arrival of my food processor :)

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How is your Food Processor Jennifer??

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It's getting a lot of use! I've thoroughly challenged it and every time it rocks my socks..... Of course only after I put on my hearing protection :)

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:)

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I thought I'd have my two sons try making a recipe for potluck, since they love being in the kitchen. This was so easy for them to do together. All I had to do was supervise and get the pits out of the dates. It turned out so creamy. We don't eat chocolate though, so we did substitute with carob powder. Delicious.

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That's awesome, Dana! It's so great you have your kids in the kitchen with you!

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Just wondering how long this mixture will keep on the top of muffins? And if they need to be refrigerated?

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5 days in fridge should be fine. Yes, refrigerate :)

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This icing is killer and so easy. I made it in my magic bullet and it turned out beautifully.

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Perfect! :)

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Excellent! Very creamy and chocolatey. Great on top of the raw brownies.

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So glad you enjoyed, Janeto :)

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I live in an area where date paste can be found in abundance, was wondering if I could replace the dates with date paste since its already pitted and smooth?

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Hi Mahasin,

Go for it! Reduce the liquid called for a bit

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Is there a sub that I could use for the dates

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Hi Eggy,

You can try prunes instead

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You're creativity blows my mind! My husband and I have loved every recipe we've tried by you so far. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!

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Hi Caroline,

So glad to have you here with me. What's next on your raw food agenda? xox

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Great recipe! Are the dates pitted?

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Hi Carmen,

Yes definitely - you need to remove the pits if they aren't already removed!

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Sweet dear good mother of God!! This is sooooooooooooooooooooo good!! My lunch guests went crazy for it yesterday. The kids sneaked some extra slices picking and licking the icing off, leaving naked slices of cake behind as evidence of how much they loved the icing!! :-D Thank-you!! Your recipes are out of this world!!

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LOL, so I take it you like the icing? :)
And thank you for your compliment!

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Made this icing and the raw brownies right to the recipe. I never swore so much in the kitchen - not for anything bad, it was because this recipe completely blew my mind, YUM!!! Thank you for sharing this :)

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Wow, I'm thrilled! Happy swearing is allowed!

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Loved this icing! I have a 3 year old that has eating issues (we go to an feeding clinic as he has a very narrow food range and adversity to alot of textures) he was Licking the icing off the spoon! He's never eaten dates before or anything with coconut so for us this is another baby step forward. A healthy alternative for him that I will use from now on. Have made the raw brownies too, to go with the icing so am hoping he likes them as well. I was eating the mix before it even made it into the tin, was absolutely amazing! Thank you for these recipes, am always trying to find ways to 'trick' him into trying new and healthy foods.

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Hi Peta, so glad your 3yo enjoyed. Every baby step leads to the next baby step :)

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This icing is so creamy and rich that I prefer it to the old sugar recipe. Added to the raw brownies, it converted me to try more raw desserts. Used stevia in the brownies with no loss of sweet.

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Louise, I agree, this icing is better than 'real' icing!

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Worked deliciously on top of the raw brownie recipe. My kids and I loved it! To us it tasted just like chocolate icing. I have a crappy cheap personal bullet type blender. The first time I made it it did have chunks of dates, but it was still delicious. The second time I made it I soaked the dates overnight and blended the dates first, then added the coconut oil, then the raw cocoa powder last. I ended up having to mix most of the powder by hand, but I had a very creamy "chunk free" icing. Delicious. Thanks.

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So glad it worked out well for you Sabrina. Glad the kids enjoyed it!!

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Ok, I've had a complete change of heart on this frosting. I put it in the fridge for a couple of weeks and hoped I would find a way to use the rest of it since no one else wanted it. When I took it back out to take the edge off a chocolate craving, something had changed and now I can't stay away from it! Finally had to stop after 4 spoonfuls. Thank you for the recipe!

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Lol Annabelle - so glad you warmed up to it!

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I used this a dip for strawberries, and it was simply divine! My friends could not believe that dates, cocoa and coconut oil could produce such a scrumptious dipping sauce!!

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Love it Kareena!

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I took a chance and made this icing to top the raw brownies. The smoothness, appearance and ease of preparation are fantastic and earn high marks. Sadly, the taste does not. I think it's the coconut oil. As much as I like coconut, the oil didn't play well in this icing. It just tastes odd to me. I think the recipe would be stellar without the oil although I'm not sure what you could substitute to yield the great creamy consistency this icing has. My family was not impressed so I'll be finding creative ways to use the rest of it. The brownies, on the other hand, are wonderful so I'm glad I only covered half the pan. Thanks for the recipe anyway; you never know until you try!

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I usually use homemade coconut butter in place of coconut oil but had run out so used desiccated coconut - still yummy but if you and the fam are not coconut fans I would suggest using any other nut butter - personally like peanut butter or other nuts blended to butter. Still goes creamy. I think these are great. I topped the icing layer (too much - but will save and ice some other things with it) with some crushed walnuts for a bit of crunch and Omega 3.

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Interesting idea to go with nut butter instead of coconut oil - it wouldn't firm up as well in the fridge, but would probably have a nice nutty/choco taste

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Still works pretty well esp with home made butters - I guess due to the fat in the nut.

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Nice Rach!

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I used the aroma/ taste free coconut oil - maybe that could be an idea? It tasted simply divine!

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avocado could probably be a good alternative to coconut oil in this recipe, and it wouldn't add any peculiar flavor. I make avocado-based raw icings for brownies, and they work really well. Just a thought.

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Great tip, Siobhan. It's comments like yours that make this place great.

xox

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Hi Annabelle - thanks for your review - next time you could try cutting the coconut oil in half, that might do the trick!

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Hi just wandering what type of dates are we talking about fresh or packet
Thank you

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Hi Liz, fresh is best but I've made it with both. If you are using packaged dates you may want to soak them for a few minutes beforehand if your blender is crappy

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I am trying this tonight! :) I am so excited for an icing that does not contain heaps of sugar and butter!

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Hi Ceara! Glad to have you here. If you make it, let me know what you think!

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Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the simplicity yet genius!

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Glad to have you here, Darlene :) xox

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Alex's Review

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Thank you, my friends and family liked it!!!!!

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Awesome Alex - what did you eat it with?

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I made this with a bit of raw honey and 1/2 a cup of cashews (still a bit chunky for texture) to have with fruit slices and my family could not believe the flavor. They could not get enough of it. Thanks heaps for all the inspiration:)

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My pleasure Kyle. Sounds like you took the inspiration and ran with it. Love it!

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Is cold-pressed coconut oil different to the 'regular' coconut oil in your raw superfood brownie recipe? I make the brownies on a weekly basis to pack into my kid's school lunches.... if they last that long :-)

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Hi Scully, nope, they are the same :) I really just use 1 type of coconut oil (cold pressed coconut oil) but sometimes I get lazy and just call it coconut oil : )

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I made this for friends today, substituting cocoa with carob in the cake as well as icing. It was superb, thank you!!

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Hi Tina, Yum! How did your friends like it?

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Ema's Review

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I've just made this one and it tastes so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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My pleasure Ema, so glad it turned out well for you :)

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I LOVE your brownie and fruit dip. Could this be used as a chocolate dip for fruit?

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Sure thing, Valerie! nomnomnom #chocolatedip

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Is this thick enough to stand up a room temperature on a cake? I'm just worried it will slide away....

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Hi Katie,

It will melt somewhat for sure. Best to keep the whole cake in the fridge for as long as possible.

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cj's Review

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Simply delicious! Only half of this made it onto the brownies - the other half went straight from the blender jar to our mouths!!

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CJ - I can't say that I am surprised because that is exactly what happens in my house lol. Every time!!!!!!!

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Just wondering if this much dates (brownie plus icing) is ok for a diabetic type 2. Thanks. Btw, this icing rocks the house!

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Hi Belinda, I can't speak to your specific dietary needs as it will depend on what else you are eating, but I am glad you think it rocks the house!

:)

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Awesome! I plan to use a version of this for a raw birthday cake I'm making. I LOVE cacao - I own a sugar-free chocolate company. I needed this recipe for a quick refresher on frostings. I'm going to cover a cacao/walnut cake with blueberry lemon filling. YUM!

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Hi Kenzie, what a fun company to own! Or should I say, a yummy company to own :)

Your cake sounds divine! Especially that filling

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I LOVE this recipe! It tastes WAY better than store bought chocolate icing and feels better to be consuming this instead, too :) Using this for my brother's raw birthday cake, thank you soooo much for sharing! I'm also thinking of using this recipe to fill my new chocolate moulds and refrigerate them to make healthy chocolate for my dad. :)

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Hi Miranda! So glad you enjoy the icing. It's one of my faves too!

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Liking this icing off the spoon as I type!

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A sure sign of success!!! Nice work Darcey :)

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This was sooooo divine. I used apricot kernel oil as I can't stand the taste of coconut oil and left little bits of date unprocessed for a little texture which was very very nice. More like a pudding instead of an icing...I am feeling rather ill now as I just couldn't stop eating it LOL!

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wow brownies and frosting sound so good!!! but i don't have dates :( I need dates!!

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Jessica, go get some dates, girl!

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hi there I was just wondering if I do not have coconut oil, can I use some other kind of cold pressed oil, like olive oil perhaps?

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Hi EB, Definitely not! Coconut oil is totally different. Do not use olive oil, it'll be really gross :)

There is no substitute for coconut oil in this recipe. It's the coconut oil that helps the icing thicken.

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OMG! I made the brownies and the chocolate icing, following the recipe to the letter, and it turned out sooooo yummy. I was PMSing and needed some chocolate. Only issue....it wasn't enough! I should've doubled or tripled the recipe. :-)

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Hi Rhinda, I usually double this recipe too :)

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Okay, so i did it today and it tasted great! Added 3 lil pieces of vanilla bean, but am now really worried I ruined it. I refrigerated it for about 30 mins after blending, now am concerned I might have caused the vanilla bean to mold??? I read on the internet that if you refrigerate it its bad, is my icing ruined or can I proceed to eat it
Thanks in advance, Desirae

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Hi Desirae, I think it should be fine! I have never had a negative experience like that with vanilla bean. If it tastes okay and smells okay then I think you are just fine :)

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Hi! I did te brownie and the icing recipe, i just can say AMAZiNNG!! Bye bye to the egg,butter recipe! I cant believe in so few steps...
I wonder if you now any way to do raw flan? Its my favorite but too sweet and eggy.

Any way thanks Laura, you are so kind to share this amazing and healthy options...

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Hi Maria, my pleasure. So glad you enjoyed :) Interesting that you're requesting a raw flan. That is on my to-do list!!

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I've been meaning to make this brownie and frosting recipe for awhile now, and have finally gotten around to making it. Since I have a batch of brownies with frosting in the fridge, I will review both at once here. The frosting has a pleasant mouth feel: creamy and rich, as a frosting should be, yet not cloyingly sweet. I decided that the amount needed for the container of brownies could be successfully halved, which proved to be true. For the 'batter', I used medjool dates and almonds (and other required ingredients). Since I unknowingly had run out of walnuts, and almost rarely think to buy pecans, I therefor went with the raw almonds I had on hand. They processed fine, although I am keen on trying walnuts or pecans in the future to see what the taste and texture difference would be (I imagine more 'buttery'). Using a Cuisinart food processor, the ingredients came together with ease. I let the batter process until it wadded together into a ball. Then I pressed the 'batter' into a small glass Pyrex container. The brownies have been in the fridge for about an hour now, so I decided to cut out a square to consume, even though a few more hours will benefit the consistency of both. So far, they cut out of the container easily and have maintained shape. The brownie looks like a brownie! Dense, semi goey, sweet, rich, and will certainly take care of the "sweet tooth" needs. I still very much enjoy a homemade baked flour brownie, but this is pretty great, too. I made one batch of brownies and cut the recipe by half for the frosting. There was still a small portion of frosting left over, which I contemplate using in a smoothy, but instead brought the container and spatula with me to my desk to enjoy as I write this review. Yum!

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Hi Carey, wonderful review with lots of great tips and insights here. Love that you are eating the frosting while writing! :)

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Yum - paired it with your Divine Brownies (which I found had a very small yield), they go perfectly together. Found it was difficult to blend, like you warned. Eventually I got a little impatient and left some bits in...couldn't tell the difference after it was cooled. Great reviews all around.

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Cool! I usually double the brownies for a perfect fit with this batch of icing. (2x brownie recipe, 1x icing recipe)

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YUM.. just made the icing and put on top of refridgerating brownies :):) ( I had to eat the part stuck under the VitaMix blade ;):) 2 more hours??.. :(:( lol

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Hi PP! you have my permission to dig in without waiting. Especially because I always do!!

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Love this site! I was wondering - Can you use unrefined coconut oil (which I just bought!) rather than the cold-pressed coconut oil you listed? What is the difference? Thanks!

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I am sure your refined coconut oil will be just fine :)

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OMG! Just made this icing and it sent me to heaven! Put most of it on raw almond pulp fudge and licked the rest out of blender like an animal! I'm amazed by the taste!

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lol too cute Buka!

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"This raw chocolate icing could also double as a raw pudding if you were feeling sad and needed to eat some chocolate out of a bowl with a spoon to make yourself feel better." Hah! I love that! We all have those days don't we?!

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We sure do Joanna! I believe I also said something similar in one of my chia tapioca pudding recipes too. For me, comfort foods need to be creamy and/or chocolatey. And we all have bad days!

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Jan 25 was my bday so I made your raw chocolate cake & chocolate icing recipes. Both turn out amazing! Thank you for the recipe posting! As a "secondary use of the left over icing> last week I made pecan butter. Iused to take nutella and peanut butter and use them together as a spread and call it a "reese sandwich" but after realizing how much horrible food I was putting in. This morning I used the homemade pecan butter and raw chocolate icing and its awesome! :)

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Hi Kyndra, happy belated bday! Glad you had a successful birthday cake, and a delicious way to use up leftovers. Yum!

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Ok, I made this icing to go with your brownies (as well as your cheesecake) for my daughter's first birthday and people could not stop raving! I changed it up a little bit by doing a bottom layer of the brownie with more nuts so it made a 'crust', then I added the normal brownie on top and did a double layer of frosting for a fudge. It was sooooo good and was plenty for over 60 of us because of the richness of it. My daughter enjoyed her first bites of sweets and I could feel good about what I was feeding her. Annnnd now she's asleep and I'm enjoying a creamy brownie. Sadly the cheesecake got eaten up with not a bite to take home. ;) Thanks for the amazing recipes.

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You must have done an awesome job presenting it! Also, you picked two of the BEST recipes to serve to "normal" people :) A job well done Taurmini!

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Hello,

I'm going to make your raw brownie recipe with this deliciously velvet looking icing (YUMMO).

I have 2 questions...
- How long can i leave this dish sitting in room temperature before serving? I'm from Australia and it's quite warm here this weekend. (it could be up to 2 hours)
- If i do manage to leave this dish fully prepared in a fridge, will it be ok to serve after 2hours??

THANKS :) x

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 This recipe keeps very well in the fridge, even when iced with icing. You could make this a day or two in advance and it would be fine, as long as you keep it tightly sealed in fridge so that it doesn't start to take on any weird fridge taste.

It should be kept in the fridge at all times. As soon as you take it out of the fridge the icing will start to soften, which is fine for maybe half an hour but then it starts to get messy and not as presentable. Also, it will not keep its shape very well once it starts to warm up.

Hope this helps Smiling Yogi! (great name)!

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There are so many calories and extremely high sugar in this recipe and the brownies that I don't understand why anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle would eat them. I didn"t think about until after making them how much sugar and fat is in them so I had a small piece and am throwing the rest away.

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True that this recipe results in high calories, but that is one part of the bigger picture. There is a place for desserts in a healthy lifestyle, and that lifestyle can come in many forms (raw, vegan, omnivore, etc). Since I have zero interest in eliminating treats from my existence, I prefer to make desserts as wholesome, clean, and "healthy" as I can, raw or not. Eliminating or greatly reducing processed food is a significant step towards a healthy lifestyle. Even baking a traditional cookie at home is better than a commercially prepared one. This raw recipe is a fine alternative. Eat wisely.

"..throwing the rest away"- complete waste of resources.

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Well said, Carey.

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Hi Teresa, I appreciate your feedback. I am curious as to why you made this in the first place! :) And you must also concede that a recipe like this versus a betty crocker canned icing and a flour, sugar, butter cake is preferable, no?

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no, sorry

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Can you use a food processor to make this instead of a blender?

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I used a Cuisinart food processor for making the brownies and frosting. Everything processed perfectly, and quickly.

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I would not be able to make this icing in my food processor.  A blender works much better.

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All I can say about this raw chocolate icing is OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS ONE :)

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You are welcome Maggie :) Glad you liked! What did you put it on?

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Hi there, thanks for the recipe. I'm from Malaysia and Medjool dates are not normally available here (at least not without costing a bomb) so I always make raw desserts with prunes instead of dates and they are still amazing! I made a small batch to frost dear hubby's birthday cake (much better than normal frosting!) The leftover was even richer and yummier after a day in the fridge! In order to stop myself from finishing up the half-cup leftover with the fridge door still open, I decided to blend it with a cup of plain yogurt and popped it into the freezer for some guilt-free chocolate ice-cream. Can hardly wait! Thanks so much for the recipe! :D

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Hi Chelsea, I love prunes! I have just gotten into them lately. I am looking forward to trying this recipe with prunes instead of dates!

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Hi there! Can the cold-pressed coconut oil be substituted for virgin coconut oil?

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definitely

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Wow

OH MY G-D!!!!

I need to be alone with my brownies, now!

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I *so* understand this feeling haha. Seriously!

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It was great when a couple of raw eggs were added to it! My vegan friends were quite bowled over and ate up my entire chocolate cake of 5 lbs!

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You fed eggs to your vegan friends? D:

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lol

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I used this over your Raw Turtles recipe :) Delish! I added some unsweetended shredded coconut to the turtles and topped them with the chocolate icing and then placed a pecan on top. Beautiful and delicious. Thank you!

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If you add a pinterest button, I belong to a group that would then click on your image and then go to your website.

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Hi Mari,

I am happy to announce that I have finally added a Pinterest button! Thank you for your suggestion, I always like to hear what would make this website a better place.

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I just love your recipes. I'm new to raw food and am enjoying it so much more than I thought possible. These treats are a gateway to raw food!

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Raw brownies - the gateway drug to raw food, lol

Love it!!

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fresh or dried dates?

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dry

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So tasty! I couldn't waste the little bits left in my blender so before cleaning it out, I made a smoothie with half a banana, some raspberries, almond milk and a big green chard leaf and I think its one of the best green smoothies I've ever had!

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Great way to clean the blender and to get all those little yummy bits out :)

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This recipe is keeping me raw!

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that's like music to my ears

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Just covered some organic strawberries, hope they work out, delicious

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Sounds yummy Nolushka

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Looking forward to trying this recipe, Jane. Wondering though which to use - coconut oil or coconut butter. I have both...
Thanks!

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use coconut oil

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Hello! Just wanted to tell you I made the chocolate cake with this frosting last night and am eating it now for lunch. This frosting is AMAZING! It tastes the same, if not better, than real frosting. I will be using this on all cakes I make from now on! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Haha, I know, it IS as good as real frosting. BUT BETTER! Because it's good for ya!

:)

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mmmm just made this AND the Brownie, absolutely delicious, so good I can hardly believe it!! Thank you and yummmmmm.....
PS Ate heaps straight off the spoon during the process, but still some for later.

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Love it!! And who can resist the spoon?? We are all human :)

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sounds delicious – would the consistency be appropriate to use as a chocolate “dip” (for fruit etc?). if not, can you suggest how to make it so?

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Yes, it could work as a choco dip. Just be sure to use the coconut oil because you need the Coco oil in order for it to firm up.

Also, refrigerate for a couple of hours so that it gets a little thicker. Actually, I would refrigerate and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat immediately after.

Also, this is another nice dip for fruit - not chocolate but nice sweet vanilla cream flavor: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-fruit-dip

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Love this icing! Really, this is once incredible creation! I don't crave many things from the 'junk food' days, but icing, ya, I missed it. But this, THIS is truly better than any bakery icing. I soaked the dates in the water called for in the recipe first and it blended up super fast!

Thank you xo

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I am glad you found the recipe and are happy with it Cynthia. Thx for letting me know, I like to know what you gals like! :)

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Perfect! I'm having friends over this evening, and wanted to serve them raw chocolate brownies with icing, but the icing recipe I always used needs a ripe avocado, and I just bought avocados, but they're still hard as rocks. This recipe looks like it'll be a great alternative.

It also, coincidentally, looks kind of like a thicker version of the raw chocolate pudding I love to make (coconut meat, instead of coconut oil, in my recipe). Given which, I have no doubts at all that this'll be delicious!

Check out my pudding recipe at

http://www.naturallyradiant.info/site/raw-chocolate-pudding/

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Have fun with your dinner party!

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wow, it's a bit too rich for me, but very tasty. Next time, I'll cut back on the dates.

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I don't find it too rich for my tastebuds when I spread a thin layer on brownies. Anyone else think it's too rich?

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no it's perfectly creamy

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Thou art a genius. Glad I found your site! Will be prowling round the recipes later when the littluns allow. x

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:)

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Oh my god! It it so delicious! I added ground vanilla bean, lucuma, maca andd a oinch of salt...Hum... Can't wait to share those divine brownies with my mother on Mother's day!

Thank you SO much for sharing...

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:))))) Welcome to the world of raw brownies.

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Glad you ladies are having success with this so far :)

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oh so divine!

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Yummm!! I bet this would be fantastic on simple bananas... or dare I say... on some raw ice cream.

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this is gorgeous. just made it then and it was so easy and delicious!

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Oh, my! I can't wait! I will be making this tomorrow!

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I thought this was a bit bitter, even with the dates, so I added approx 1/4 cup of raw honey and...divine! I drizzled it over some raw pie I made. I made the pie crust with walnuts and almonds instead of cashews like the recipe on this site, I layered the crust with freshly cut bananas and drizzled this over. It was sooo good! Even to people who aren't used to healthy desserts! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I'll be trying fresh strawberries next with the pie crust and this drizzled over.

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I agree, I added a splash of vanilla essence and about a tbsp of agave nectar to make it to my tastes

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