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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Anna Ib's Review

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I already voted a year ago, but I need to do it again. This is, so far, the best brownie EVER. And I am not the only one to say it...everyone who has tried it excepting one person who doesn't like dates...so... really people, try this one out, it is AMAZING!!!!!!!

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I love these brownies! They are fantastic! I have been making these brownies for about 3 years now they are truly amazing!

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I'm so glad that you liked the brownies, Colin. They're in my regular rotation, too :)

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Marilyn's Review

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Thank you for this recipe! I am addicted to pecans so was happy to read these will be better with all pecans. My first attempt at raw brownies the other day were with half walnuts, half pecans, and I do agree, all pecans are much better (but very oily). I love the addition of coconut, which I ground up first in the coffee grinder. I will definitely make these again and may add vanilla (or rum: )

I must say the formatting of your site and recipe is awesome. I love the way you highlight the ingredients and provide them in cups with the option of metric. You are awesome!

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Hi Marilyn,

I'm so glad that the brownies turned out well for you! And yes to the rum ;)

Thanks for the note about formatting - we care a lot about making the site use-friendly and as easy to use as possible, so I'm glad it's working for you. Thank you for taking the time to write - it's music to my ears.

<3

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Marilyn's Review

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Your site is excellent, I'm really impressed. I've made these a few times now, strangely they seem to evaporate rather quickly: ) Today the pecans I had were from Now Foods and they seemed soft, but still tasted fine, so I toasted them a bit before I put them in the food processor. I was very pleased with how they turned out. I also added a very small amount of dark chocolate chips because I'm making them for company and that kind of hit the spot too. I agree these do not need icing, but a tiny hit of actual chocolate makes them a bit more decadent (but again, is not totally necessary: )

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Yummmmy, Marilyn!

Yes, evaporation is a problem ;)

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Marilyn's Review

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I've been making these over and over to experiment with different ingredients (that's my excuse!) and I've found the best results with a mixture of 2-3 medjool dates and the rest of the cup filled with regular dates (the bag doesn't say what type they are). I bought regular dates when I found I could buy a huge bag of them for $5 while a small bag of medjool were $8, but the medjool dates give the brownies a much smoother texture. I've found a mixture of both give the brownies more air and a more brownie like texture, which the original recipe notes is a good thing. I also experimented with coconut flour as opposed to grinding unsweetened coconut flakes and prefer the ground coconut to the coconut flour for the same reason. I have also decided extra chocolate is not required and can even make them too sweet. Thank you again for such a divine recipe!

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Hi Marilyn,

I'm so glad you enjoyed the brownies! Nice tips re: the dates. I too love medjool dates. They're the best! So soft and not grainy. (Just remember to remove the pits!!)

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Delicious chocolaty goodness!

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I couldn't have said it better myself, Amanda :)

xox

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Demolished, here’s a picture of the layers, finger licking good!

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Yum!! My only question is... where's my slice of this gooey goodness?

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Delicious served with vegan salted caramel ice cream couldn’t help myself!

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Vegan salted caramel ice cream... Yummy!! From a store?

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Yummy!!! This is an award winning recipe!!! If you try you’ll be addicted!

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People, you have been warned ;)

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dasheemaj's Review

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Wow!!! AWARD Winning!!! These brownies were so delicious. Warning ⚠️ you’ll want to eat the whole batch! This is the third dessert I’ve tried from your app and it’s another winner. If you have a sweet tooth and love chocolate like me you’ll fall in love with this brownie.

Make sure you blend in the food processor well. I used walnuts and coconut butter since that’s what I had on hand. I couldn’t stop eating the mixture it was so darn good. I put the mixture into heart shaped pans and stored in the freezer for 7 mins and removed (popped right on out) I had to try the chocolate frosting and of course it was just as good. To top it all off I served with vegan salted caramel cashew 🍨 ! My mother and enjoyed every bite. I’ll definitely make again but next time I will omit the honey since it was really sweet, double the recipe, and not layer the cake just to stretch it out so I can have more for later! Yummy in my tummy. Thanks so this simple decadent brownie recipe!

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Safienwijon's Review

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Incredible! An amazing fix for my sweet tooth. They’re almost like a fudge....

I’ll be making them with oats for the nut allergy folks :)

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I'm so glad that you enjoyed the brownies :)

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Hi! I love your recipes and hope to give them a try soon. Really want to try the brownie recipe. Id like to slowly transition into vegetarian/vegan. In desserts I was wondering if there was a substitute for coconut oil/coconut flakes as I dislike the taste of coconut. I'd really appreciate a response. Thank you! :)

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Hi Susan,

In this recipe, here are the coconut substitutions:

1. In the brownies themselves, you can omit the dried coconut, or you can use an equal amount of hemp seeds instead of the coconut.

2. If making the icing, there is NO substitute for the coconut oil. It's needed to give the icing it's firm, icing-texture. But it doesn't really taste too coconutty, so I'd say go for it :)

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Hello! I am going to be using dried dates instead of fresh. Do I need to use less then 1 cup if I do that? Do you recommend I soak the dates first? Thanks!

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Hi Bkat,

Excellent questions!

I usually use dried dates myself :)

Do not soak them! And just use the amount called for, tightly packed into your measuring cup. And you'll be off to the races!

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Is there anyway you can dehydrate these

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