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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When will you people ever learn. Sharing is BAD.

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Whoa, this brownie is amazing. I am really surprised, since I do not like dates. At all!! But because of all the positive comments, I got too curious and decided, I needed to try it out - and OMG this tastes really delicat and wonderfully chocolaty and not like dates at all. Dates are my new friend! And this brownie is my new best friend! Hurra :)
And thank you!
Best,
Nanna (Denmark)

Btw, I topped it with an alternative frosting, since I didn't have any coconot oil, made of avocado, agave, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon. If you haven´t tried that one, you really should! Yummi.

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Dates have a bad reputation because lots of people grew up only eating those date bars. Not very exciting and way too datey.

Dates just act as a sweetener. That is all. Glad you saw past your date-ugginess and went for it.  :) Let a lesson be learned to us all!

<3

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! We're just starting on our raw food journey, and after a couple of weeks I was running out of inspiration - and then I found your website, what a revelation! Have just made the brownies with the chocolate icing - and wow, they're absolutely delicious! Better than the traditional cooked ones by far. They remind me a bit of tiffin / chocolate biscuit cake, so I might try them with some raisins next time.

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Glad to have you here Carla :)

Never heard of tiffin / choco biscuit cake. Sounds interesting. You mean adding chunky raisins and not blending them up?

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Made these today. My husband and I want to eat the entire batch! Delicious!

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:)

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Wow! My collegue and I just started eating raw a few weeks ago, and it's such a delightful thing!
FOund your page and tried your lemon bars first. Delicious. Then I made these. Only I put in about half an orange worth of orange zest and let me tell you, it is probably the best thing I have EVER eaten my whole life.
Sub'd some of the dates for prunes also, since I kinda like 'em. :)

Thanks for all these great recipes.

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I love that you mentioned prunes because I am on a MAJOR prune kick right now. To me and my raw tastebuds they taste like grape candy to me.

That whole orange zest addition to the lemon bars sounds AWESOME. might have to try that myself. 

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Nooo, you misunderstood. I put the orange zest in THESE. The brownies. I loooove chocolate with orange flavor. Actually, I'm not a chocolate person (I know, how strange is that being woman and all) but with orange flavor - GIVE IT TO ME! :D
Oh, and I did the cheesecake too the other day. Delicious too!
Again, thanks for the recipes!

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Thanks for clarifying, Karolina.I think my brain just really wanted to make the lemon bars with orange instead lol

Orange in the brownies sounds good too.I love orange flavor!  What's with you not being a choco woman??

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I made these again (twice in 1 week) on the weekend for after dinner treat for Easter/Passover and my brother and best friend, who can't figure out why I'm trying out raw foods, ate almost THE WHOLE THING. I was lucky to have 2 pieces left! A definite winner recipe. I bought chia seeds this weekend, so next I'm trying one of your chia puddings... although I could eat these brownies all the time...

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Lol - why did you share them you crazy fool???

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HAHA, good question! What was I thinking?

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I know! hehe :)

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This may be a silly question but - do you need to line the pan with anything? Will they come out easily? I plan on making them tonight...:)

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No, you do not need to line the pan with anything.

If you refrigerate for at least an hour after making they will come out easily when cutting

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OH MY GOODNESS! WHAT?? These were amazing! So amazing I just made some more (giggle). I did cheat and add a few Vegan Choc. Chips. YUMMMMM!!!!! Up next..CAKE!

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Lol I told ya!!

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I made these this afternoon following the recipe to the letter. It is still chilling in the fridge, but I swiped a fingerful of it and it is DE-LICIOUS! It literally only took me about 5 minutes to make (after having all the ingredients out and lined up). Easy cheesy, as I like to say. Thanks for a great recipe. I have a cousin who is a raw foodist who turned me on to your site - recipes like this will make me a convert in no time! :^) Don't have a Vitamix though - just a food processor and a regular blender. Looking forward to making some more of your recipes.

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Can you use dried dates for this or no?

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Sure - you just might have to let them process a bit longer

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Great recipe. I substituted carob for cacao. Getting ready to make another batch for a brownie party at work. Glad I found your site.

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Glad to have you here Danielle :)

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I made these for a Raw potluck and everyone was going back for seconds! The chocolate icing was divine!

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