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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this recipe is awesome!!! I hope I can control my portions!!!

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Lol, I think most of us can relate to that, Kay!!! :)

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Hi there.......just wondering if you had any tips of what to use instead of nuts in recipes like this.....my children are allergic but love the idea of raw brownies for them.....thanks so much

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Hi Ali. This recipe requires nuts--you might have better chance looking for “low fat raw vegan recipes” since most of these have no nuts. :)

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can I use any other nuts other than pecan? What could be a good substitute? Thanks!!

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Hi Angely, I use walnuts interchangeably with pecans in this recipe. (but others have mentioned using roasted peanuts, sunflower seeds, and cashews!)

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I stumbled across this site/recipe while doing a search for date frosting and am pleased I did. I prefer brownies that have more of a fudge consistency and did a decent job of converting a vegan brownie recipe to that point but it just wasn't there. This, recipe, however is the cat's meow and more.

The first time I made it I pressed the mixture into a mini-muffin pan to make brownie bites. The second time a made more traditional squares with two important additions: 1 tsp of cinnamon and a dash of chili powder. It's brownie bliss with healthier ingredients.

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That's so great, Orpheus, and I love your 'extras'!

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Hi, I've been on a cleanse for 19 days now and I dreamed of making this brownie. I was wondering if it is okay to use pitted/dried dates? Can't seem to find fresh dates. Thanks!

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Yes, dry/pitted is totally fine, I use those often if I don't have fresh.

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Heather Parker's Review

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I am very particular about the texture of my food. So much so I do not like chunks of fruit in anything. I did not know how I would like the brownie recipe. I was so shocked how awesome it was! My first batch was eaten by my family as soon as I put it in the pan and my husband immediately took it over to my in-laws' house. They all loved it. Even my nephew who eats nothing but junk food plowed through it. I just immediately made a double batch so that I might get a few bites. Thank you so much!

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Heather, you're going to have to make a batch and hide it! Glad you all loved the brownies!

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robbolo's Review

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great unbaked cake!

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Why, thank you! :)

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Can you use something else to substitute for the dates?

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Dates are a must-have for this recipe! :)

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I substitute the cacao powder with carob and honey with coconut nectar. It really really works!! This brownie incredibly amazes me. So delicious. Thank you!!

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Nice subs, Elisabeth. Glad you enjoyed the brownies! :)

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Jules's Review

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Thank you so much for this lovely recipe. I ended up substituting 4 TBS quinoa flakes for the coconut for extra protein and it worked great!! These will be a new staple for me!

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Thanks for sharing your sub, Jules! Glad you enjoyed!

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Ok so my boss doesn`t even like brownies, but he was really impressed by these ones! And so am I! Amazing :D

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Ha, it's good to impress the boss! :)

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

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

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Beth's Review

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

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