Recipe Directions

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

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nutrition Facts

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

Amounts per 43 g (2 oz) suggested serving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I made a batch of these last night-wow! it's almost like fudge, rich smooth and chocolatey. I'm just getting into raw recipes and get excited every time I try a new one. This is something I will make again, I only need a small piece to satisfy my chocolate craving. Thanks!

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Hi Amber-Dawn!

First, yay for double-names with hyphens :)

Second, so glad you enjoyed!!

Your friend,
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Hey laura, I figured shredded coconut is coconut flour, but it isn't, right? Its more like little flakes? Couln't really tell from the brownie Video.

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Hey Chris,

Shredded coconut and coconut flour are two different things. Related, but not the same :)

First of all, coconut flour has had a lot of the fat removed from it (they use the fat for other purposes). The coconut flour is the leftovers from that, it's kinda like coconut "flour" literally, it's super light-weight and flour-like. (Like the flour you might bake a loaf of bread with.) You can buy "coconut flour" labeled as "coconut flour" in the health food aisle at my grocery store in Canada. It's harder to find.

Shredded coconut has a lot more fat in it - it's dried coconut shredded up, and has all of the fat in it. It's usually sold in the baking aisle.

Hope this helps!

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Im wondering what i could use instead the nuts as many recipes has always them in? Thanks for advice!

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Hi Katja!

This recipe pretty much needs nuts, but you will probably enjoy my nut-free categories:

SWEET NUT-FREE: https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-nut-free-sweet-recipes
SAVORY NUT-FREE: https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-nut-free-savory-recipes

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ChrisRaw's Review

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i had a big ? cause i wasn`t sure how something out of the fridge can taste anything like something warm from the oven... but well - it did :)

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Lol - that's the fun of all this raw stuff!! It's kind of like magic :)

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Haha, yeah, true!

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:)

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Emma's Review

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Tried with walnuts. Gross! Threw the whole lot away. With Pecans it's much much better. Cashews are nice - worked well. But walnuts - don't do it!

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Hi Emma!

Perhaps your walnuts were rancid?? Normally I can't really taste either nut, and I make it with both.

But I do agree - rancid walnuts are hideous and very strong in flavor.

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Emma's Review

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Yummy but made my vitamix stop through overheating!

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Emma! Don't make it in a Vitamix blender!! You need a food processor to make this....

It's kinda like trying to shave your legs with a butter knife. You need the right equipment to make it work :)

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I am allergic to tree nuts, what could I substitute for the pecans?

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Hi MJ,

The oil content (from the nuts) is very important in this recipe.

You could easily use walnuts instead of pecans, but that won't help you. (You could also use cashews, but you prob can't do those either.)

Sunflower seeds COULD work, but they are not ideal.

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Can't wait to make these! Don't have all the ingres so would you recommend I use golden berries and extra sweetener instead of dates and use extra pecans instead of coconut?

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Hi Spring, yes, that would be okay. but really, just go buy some dates! :)

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Good to hear since I'm on a budget right now and dates can be expensive. Especially if I make one of your recipes every few days. :-)

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Let me know how the recipes turn out, Spring! :)

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Haven't yet made the brownies but made the burger recipe, stuffing and the carrot cake and they rule! :-) Thank you for answering my questions, all your guidance on the site and the healthy and great recipes!

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You are most welcome, Spring! Have a great day! :)

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No way!! This is better than I anticipated!! Wow, just like real brownies!!! WOW!!!

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I hear ya! Glad you liked! :)

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My first RAW dessert and OMGoodness! Absolutely Delish! :)

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