A wonderful and easy-as-ABC raw, vegan brownie that requires no baking or processed sugar. Change up the sweet (raisins, dates, prunes, dried cherries) according to what your taste buds say, and experiment with the fat too (almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts). You can increase the cocoa powder to 1/3 or even 1/2 cup if darker chocolate taste is desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place raisins, almonds, and cocoa powder in a food processor or blender. Blend until a 'dough' forms.

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  • Press dough into an 8x8 pan. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 17.2g; fat 8.4g; sodium 2.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Very good. I used dates and 1/2 cup dark cocoa. Do not add water ! Just keep processing till the nuts have time to become nut butter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/18/2012
I followed the advice in the recipe description and used cherry Craisins in place of the raisins because I prefer them. I also used 1/3 cup cocoa powder. When I tried forming the "dough" I found it was extremely dry. The fruit and nuts were just covered in cocoa dust and not blended. I added 1/4 cup of water and re-mixed to make it come together although this did make the dough quite sticky. When I tried them they did not taste very good to me. Admittedly I usually do not make raw vegan desserts but I figured since I liked all the ingredients I would like the final result. I really did not. I think I would have been better off eating the fruit and nuts separately instead of making these. Sorry this is just not the right recipe for me. Read More
(13)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
Very good. I used dates and 1/2 cup dark cocoa. Do not add water ! Just keep processing till the nuts have time to become nut butter. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2012
This recipe is delicious! Add alittle more cocoa powder and they taste even better! Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
04/18/2012
I followed the advice in the recipe description and used cherry Craisins in place of the raisins because I prefer them. I also used 1/3 cup cocoa powder. When I tried forming the "dough" I found it was extremely dry. The fruit and nuts were just covered in cocoa dust and not blended. I added 1/4 cup of water and re-mixed to make it come together although this did make the dough quite sticky. When I tried them they did not taste very good to me. Admittedly I usually do not make raw vegan desserts but I figured since I liked all the ingredients I would like the final result. I really did not. I think I would have been better off eating the fruit and nuts separately instead of making these. Sorry this is just not the right recipe for me. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2013
I LOVE these brownies. First time I tried the recipe I followed it exactly. The taste was great but my bars crumbled and were dry. If your brownies are dry use prunes dates or baking raisins. I modified the recipe to: 1/2 cups raisins 1/2 cup prunes and 1/2 cup craisins (I like thicker brownies) I up'd the cocoa and use 1 rounded cup of almonds. The result is super moist brownies. The craisins and cocoa go so well together! This is a wonderful natural recipe thank you!!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
being vegan gluten free this is WONDERFUL. I did have to add almond milk... it wouldn't blend into a formable dough for me otherwise... Oh and I used dates. Altogether seriously delicious. I didn't realize it would be sweet but it is. almost like a BROWNIE wow:) So happy with how tasty they are! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2013
Add a pinch of salt and some vanilla! Yumm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2012
Very yummy i enjoyed this recipe a lot. I did however add honey to it for a sweeter taste but it tastes very fudgy and crunchy! The dough formed quickly the second time I tried this recipe. It really is a fail proof recipe if you follow the instructions and you won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
Love this recipe! I modifiy it a bit and use 1 cup cocoa 1 cup raisins and 1 cup almonds and i also add a handful of walnuts. Its very fudgey and tastes even more delicious with a few strawberries on top Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
I just made these! I didn't have raisins or nuts so I used prunes hemp and flax seed. I also added some raw agave syrup to sweeten it up. Yummmmie! Read More
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