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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Yes i agree with you but you first try to get her advice.She is right.

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Hello there

I made these last evening, and, they are nice, but, they kind of taste powdery from the cocoa.

Is there anything I can do to take away the powder flavour. I used Bournville Cocoa Powder. :)

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Hmmm.. I am thinking it's an issue with your dates. They probably weren't moist enough. If your dates are really dry you should soak them in some warm water for a bit first.

What you could do with this batch if you wanted is throw them back in your FP and add a bit of water (like, 1 tbsp or less) spin 'em up again. And/or maybe 1 tbsp of coconut oil.

If you aren't finding them sweet enough you could add some honey and water too.

But next time I think you need more moisture.

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Awww, you responded. Thank you.

No one has complained of this powdery flavour, but, I just didn't seem quite right. My dates were pretty dry, but the mixture seemed moist enough, so I assumed it was okay.

I might try making this again today, but this time with Pecans Nuts, and I shall also add a little Honey with the Agave Syrup.

Thank you again for your thoughts.

Johanna

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Mmmmm pecans. Yes, do try again. I am also thinking that perhaps TOO MUCH c. powder may have been the prob, too, so try to lay off it a bit next time :)

If you do make it again please come back to report results :)

PS: I really wouldn't add any water to it on second thought. I think it'll just turn into messy fudge if you do that. Bye!

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I meant walnuts by the way, not hazelnuts! :)

Nuts confuse me sometimes. :)

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Made!

This time with Pecans, and these ones are amazing! Everyone adores them, and think them much nicer than the previous ones, when tasted side by side.

Cocoa powder was decreased slightly too, so the powdery taste is not detectable, but I also added a spoon of Honey with the two spoons of Agarve.

They are wonderful. Delicious.

I would suggest you change your orgianl recipe from Hazelnuts to Pecans [Just ditch the hazelnuts altogether, they are so not worth it in comparison to the Pecans). ;-)

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These look fabulous...I will make them for my family, but darn it all, I am allergic to tree nuts.
How horrible do you think it would be to substitute peanuts....?

Thanks

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Almonds and cashews are not considered tree nuts and can be eaten by many people who have tree nut allergies. They are pits of fruits and therefore do not fall into the category of true nuts. There are those who also have allergies to these as well as allergies to true nuts. You may want to check with you allergist regarding almonds and cashews as they may have already tested you for them.

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Hmmm... Nooooo peanuts won't work I think.

That's crappy about the tree nut allergy :( I think that tree nuts include "brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolia nuts), pistachios, and walnuts." (Wikipedia)

So what does that leave beside peanuts?? :( Seeds, can you eat pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds etc?

Pumpkin seeds might work in this recipe ...?

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Yes, seeds are no problem.
You think raw pumpkin, or.....?

Thanks.
I may just make it as you intended, and enjoy my family's smiles!

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Yes, I think you could try it with pumpkin seeds. I haven't made it that way myself, though. If you make it with PS, please come back and tell us how it was so that we can know whether to try it that way as an alternative! :)

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These are delicious! However, the dates I was using were in fact too dry. Do you think that soaking them for about an hour, would help?

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Hi Tara,

To answer your question, yes, soaking for even 20-30 minutes in some nice warm water beforehand will do wonders :) Wise girl! Try to squeeze out the extra liquid from the dates a bit before putting them in the recipe so that there isn't too much excess water in there.

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This did the trick! The brownies turned out just perfect! Quite brilliant, you are :)

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Great minds think alike :)

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Hi I'm also new to the raw food concept. Justvwondering if you use fresh dates in your recipes or another alternative. Any preparation besides pitting them. Thanks,
Diana

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Hi Diana, no prep required except pit removal

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Oh my chocolatey goodness! We are topping these tasty treats with some banana ice cream for my son's 3rd birthday today. Mmmmmmm!

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Yummy birthday treat!! Happy bday to your little 'un!

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Laura, what delicious brownies - I couldn't believe how good they were!! I followed the recipe to the letter and the they turned at just right. Well, I did do something that the recipe didn't call for and that was to soak the walnuts for a few hours and then let them dry some before I put them in the food processor. Thank you so much for all the recipes. I made the Strawberry Smoothie and it was wonderful. I'm in the process of gathering the ingredients for the flax crackers also. Can't wait to get them in the dehydrator. Everything you're doing is helping me stay "in the raw". Allot of the raw recipes "out there" are so difficult and time consuming I just get overwhelmed but thanks to you I'm not anymore.

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Heehee, glad you liked them! :))))

I do try to keep things pretty simple and tasty, and I'm so glad that you're appreciating and enjoy these recipes :)

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Hey Laura! Love the taste of the brownies. Only problem is it didn't stick together like it's supposed to even after all day in the fridge, just crumbled apart. Not sure where I went wrong, but taste wins, I'll definitely make it again.

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That's odd. What kind of dates did you use? Were they really dry?

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NEWS BULLETIN: I just tried this with pecans instead of walnuts (because I didn't have any walnuts on hand) and it was EVEN BETTER with pecans! So you can use either one, or even a bit of both.

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