Recipe Directions

1. To form the crust, process almonds, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in food processor. Press into glass pan.

2. To form the caramel layer, process almond butter, agave, and coconut butter in food processor until smooth. Spread on top of crust layer.

3. Top immediately with dried shredded coconut and cacao nibs, pressing them into the caramel layer so they stick. I pressed mine into a square 8×8 inch glass dish, so I would get uniform, square, bite-sized brownies.

4. Freeze until ready for serving.

Rawleen's Thoughts

By rawleen

This is a truly delicious, fun, easy dessert that looks like you’ve been in the kitchen for hours!

I’ve been trying to replicate the Dream Bars I grew up on as a kid and this takes the cake, or brownie, I should say!

I’ve made this recipe like 10 times now. It’s my hubby's favorite. Enjoy!

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Hi Germin8, You'll love the Pineapple Icebox dessert. It's really good! My picky husband loved it a lot and so did our neighbors! It's also great for non raw, non vegan folks who aren't familiar with raw foods. A perfect introduction! Enjoy!

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This looks amazing! Can coconut milk be replaced for coconut butter?

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Coconut oil and Coconut butter were used interchangebly for a while before Artisana (a raw food company that makes raw butters) came out with coconut butter which consists of the ENTIRE Coconut (coconut oil and coconut meat).

In the recipe you use Both coconut oil (find a good cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil) and a coconut butter that uses the entire meat. I personally use Artisana but I believe there are a few other small companies that make coconut butter using the entire coconut.

Does this make sense? If you want lots of details on how I made these brownies, do check out my blog from my post below with the link. (BTW - I don't have google adsense and I don't profit from my blog. I genuinely want to spread the word and encourage people to become vegans and save animals)

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Hi Germin8, You'll love the Pineapple Icebox dessert. It's really good! My picky husband loved it a lot and so did our neighbors! It's also great for non raw, non vegan folks who aren't familiar with raw foods. A perfect introduction! Enjoy!

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Thanks JoyceH. That makes it clear. I'll be checking out the labels at the store. :o) And, thanks for the link. You know, I was JUST on your website yesterday checking out the Pineapple Icebox Dessert. Looks delish. I'm actually making it for a (non-raw) potluck tomorrow!

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Coconut oil and Coconut butter were used interchangebly for a while before Artisana (a raw food company that makes raw butters) came out with coconut butter which consists of the ENTIRE Coconut (coconut oil and coconut meat).

In the recipe you use Both coconut oil (find a good cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil) and a coconut butter that uses the entire meat. I personally use Artisana but I believe there are a few other small companies that make coconut butter using the entire coconut.

Does this make sense? If you want lots of details on how I made these brownies, do check out my blog from my post below with the link. (BTW - I don't have google adsense and I don't profit from my blog. I genuinely want to spread the word and encourage people to become vegans and save animals)

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These sound fantastic - can't wait to try them!

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I thought coconut oil IS coconut butter. I'm pretty sure it is. Would someone clarify?

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These are the bomb! Wow were they good! I made them for a birthday party this past Sunday and everyone loved them!! I posted photos and my modifications on my blog:

http://beautifullivingfood.blogspot.com/

Is Rawleen still around? I'd love to thank her for this fabulous recipe!!

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These are so good, I'll definitely be making these again. And I loved the cocoa nibs on top

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These are brilliant! I can not believe how delicious these are! My favorite part is the caramel center...they truly taste and have the consistency of caramel! Thank you. This recipe has quickly become a favorite!

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I just made these absolutely dreamy brownies....these are off the hook!

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Amazing!

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I just made these - awesome!!!! I actually had some almond pulp in the freezer so i used that. I wish i had added some agave to the crust (the almond pulp was a bit dry). These are so good! I wonder if you can dehydrate the crust and then make it into a cereal - it tastes like cocoa pebbles to me :) I bet the whole pan won't last the whole day - i've already had 2! Thanks for posting this on here!

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing! My whole family went crazy over this. So yummy!

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I think I blended my crust part too much (I don't have a food processor). Mine looked differnet. I couldn't get them out of the pan because they were too frozen. I have to let them thaw now and wait.

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I think I blended my crust part too much (I don't have a food processor). Mine looked differnet. I couldn't get them out of the pan because they were too frozen. I have to let them thaw now and wait.

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Made these last night,and just sampled them this morning. Oh my,I could just set down and eat the whole pan.

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Made these last night,and just sampled them this morning. Oh my,I could just set down and eat the whole pan.

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So happy to see you posting on here Rawleen :) I'm not a fan of the raw cacao crunch... any suggestion on how to make a "softer" version? I'd like to make these for mother's day. Also, if i use coconut "oil" how much of the coconut flesh should i combine with the oil to make the coconut butter? Thanks!!

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I am softening coconut butter as I type. I am going to grind up some other nuts cuz I don't have almond butter. I think this is one of those recipes that will be good with whatever I have :)

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If you keep them in the freezer for at least an hour to "set" you should be fine. I brought them to a party here in Florida and they sat out for the few hours we were there, and no meltage or anything. But at home I keep them in the freezer because I like the texture it gives them.

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I am going to make these too tonight to bring to a raw potluck to tomorrow - I hope they don't melt on the way there! :) I have just enough almonds to soak and make almond butter! :)

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HOLY COW! Just made these, with a couple of substitutions due to a limited pantry. Used brazil nuts instead of almonds, shredded coconut instead of coconut butter, and halved the agave. Best raw dessert yet, totally sinful!

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If you are talking the coconut milk that combines the fresh coconut flesh with the coconut water (not the stuff in a can), that would probably work, although you might try using meat from two baby thai coconuts, with the water from just one. So a 2:1 (coconut meat:water).

Thanks for everyone's comments!!!

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Gorgeous!!!

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This looks amazing! Can coconut milk be replaced for coconut butter?

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Sounds delicious, expensive to make, but great!

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