Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place sunflower seeds in food processor. Process into a fine meal, might be slightly grainy.
  • 2. Add cashews and continue to process into a fine meal.
  • 3. Add dates a few at a time and continue processing until the dates are well processed and the mixture resembles a coarse cookie dough. You should barely be able to recognize the dates or seeds/nuts, everything should look small and crumbly.
  • 4. Add the cacao, coconut, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and sea salt. Process again until everything is well distributed and fine. The cacao should have made everything look dark chocolatey color, and the mixture should still resemble slightly crumbly cookie dough and should stick together when you pinch it between your fingers.
  • 5. Dump mixture into a big mixing bowl. Add the optional goji berries and hemp hearts. Mix with a spoon until superfoods are well distributed.
  • 6. Dump superfood brownie mixture into two square glass pans or pie plates or brownie dishes.
  • 7. With clean hands. press mixture down into pans so that mixture will stick together and will resemble brownies or squares.
  • 8. Ideally, you will now refrigerate them right away for at least an hour minimum. (This will make them easier to slice.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

The chocolatey flavor and a little bit of satisfying crunch combine to make these the perfect raw dessert recipe of all time. 

I don't really believe in the crazy power of superfoods and I don't use them very often--mostly because they are so expensive. But it is fun to add some variety to recipes by adding some extraordinary ingredients like hemp hearts and goji berries on occasion. The below raw brownie recipe does call for some exotic (AKA expensive!) ingredients. If you're on a budget or don't have them in the house,  you can omit the goji berries and the hemp hearts, and the recipe will still come out fine but it just won't be a superfoody or as crunchy :)

This is a pretty easy raw superfood brownie recipe. Just process most of the ingredients in a food processor, then mix in the goji berries, hemp hearts (and optional additional sweetener) by hand. Then press into two glass brownie dishes and refrigerate.

Also, if you're feeling extra enthused you can whip up an icing to go on top (raw chocolate icing or raw vanilla icing or raw strawberry sauce). (However, icing is definitely not necessary.)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 79 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 66 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 278 11 %
Protein 7 g 13 %
Fat 16 g 20 %
Carbohydrates 32 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 18 %
Sugars 21 g
Calcium 32 mg 3 %
Iron 2.7 mg 21 %
Sodium 53 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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hempseed hearts are simply the insides of hemp seeds.

hempseed hearts look like this and they are really small and oily to the touch

 

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I'm going to try these tomorrow. Unfortunately we can't get anything hemp in New Zealand except the Hemp oil and hemp meal. Though the latter has to be sold as animal fodder. Stupid I know. Is there anything else that resembles them in taste and looks? Thank you.

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Hi Mary, instead of hempseed hearts you can use chia seeds or dried shredded coconut instead. Hope this helps!

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Thank you! I tried them with the chia seeds and they are really nice. Kinda crunchy. I love your slices. Have you any new ones? I think I've worked my way through them all.

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Hi! I just came across your website tonight and lots of things look so great. I do notice thought that many of your delish recipes need coconut or coconut oil. I was just wondering since my kids are sensitive to coconut, what could I use instead that might work in many of your recipes.

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Diane

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Hi Diane, coconut oil is used because it hardens when cold. Unfortunately, I do not know of any good substitute at this time :(

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If they are not sensitive to sesame tahini oil can work. red palm oil is strong in flavor[extremely high in tocotrienols and tocophenols] or palm fruit oil,not from the seed though [not as healthy] but could be masked with the other ingredients such as vanilla and hint of citrus.If you mix cacao butter[shave] and melt with olive oil.

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probably 5 days tops

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Oooohhhhh gosh they are soooo delicious!!!!! Can't wait till I have a dehydrator but for now the chilled one went down a treat. The only question I have is how long does it keep in the fridge as I am currently doing a green smoothie challenge for 7 days

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These are very tasty! The directions are not at all too complicated. I love your site for the ease of understanding the recipes. I didn't add any extra sweetener, and forgot to stir in the superfoods, so I added a few hemp harts on top. Delish!

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Glad you like Carissa :)

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I am super-happy to have found your site! Every recipe I've tried so far has been good; but this is, hands down, my favorite. I've tried these with and without the super foods and with and without the dehydrator. My preference is yay to the super foods, nay to the dehydrator. Even my sugary milk chocolate loving husband loves these! Thanks so much for all of your amazing recipes!

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Awesome Jessie! I am glad you like :)

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Too complicated a recipe for yas??? Lol There are a lot of steps in this one. I will try to do better and keep things a bit simpler from now on :)
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If you dehydrate the brownies, do you do it in the glass pan?

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No, chill in glass pan first. Then once very chilled and firm you can slice, remove and then place each individual brownie in your D on parchment paper

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Looks gooood!
Thanks :-)

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Hi Naama :) Hope your summer is going well. :)

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