Recipe Directions

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

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nutrition Facts

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

Amounts per 43 g (2 oz) suggested serving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kim's Review

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Mm mm mm-mm mmmm!

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Siomou Nopi's Review

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Oh my God!!! You can't believe how perfect it is unless you try it! Thank you so much!!!!

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:) You are most welcome, Siomou!

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Hello!

I'm making these brownies for about the 10th time. I love them so much they have now become a staple in my family. Anyway I had a question about the processing of the dates. I have a pretty powerful food processor, however I find every time I make these the blade gets 'stuck'. I literally have to use a mini food processor and a large one and swap the contents over and over between the 2 because both processors get too hot! My question is: if I add some water to lube the mix up a little, will this ruin it? OR can I add some cacao to soak up the water?

I obviously can never make these fast enough hehe

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Hi Tessa!

In short, I think you need a new food processor with a sharper blade :)

Don't add more water....

Try this instead -- can you add a few dates one at a time? Like, put the nuts in, then while the nuts are processing add a few dates, then a few more, then a few more?

I have had MANY crappy food processors and generally I don't have the problem that you're having.

Also, are your dates super dry and old?

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nat's Review

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Absolutely Amazing, best brownie I have ever eaten <3

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Thanks, Nat! Glad you likey! :)

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What size springboard cake pan would you suggest using for this recipe?

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Hi Ottochuck,

When I am making this for myself at home, I double the batch and make it in an 8x8" glass dish.

(In the photo I used a tiny springform pan, about 4")

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Melinda's Review

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OMG. I do not ever comment on the internet, except once to ask about an ingredient in something. This is the most exceptional thing ever. Especially with the icing. I did find that there was more icing to brownie ratio... but perfect treat that i ate yesterday for Christmas on my fun eating plan. Please tell me i can eat like a regular brownie size everyday?!

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Hi Melinda! I'm glad the brownies met with your approval! :)

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Serena Grace's Review

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I made this brownie this morning and it is so tasty! I am impatiently waiting for it to refrigerate - cannot wait to make the icing! This will definitely be on the christmas table :)

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Hope you enjoyed the brownies, Serena! I think you will! :)

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Love it! Thanks!

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Birgit, your brownies look better than mine, yum! Thanks for sharing your pic, love it! :)

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Jessica J's Review

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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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