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Raw Brownies

This was my very first attempt of making raw brownies and they were a huge hit in our house. Easy to make, naturally sweetened, gluten free and raw, I mean what else can I say? They are so healthy and the perfect treat for anyone craving something chocolaty.

I used to not like raw treats too much, as they are very heavy and rich but from time to time and without coconut cream, I am fine.

Raw Brownies

4. December 2017


  • 400g medhool dates, pitted
  • 200g ground almonds ( you can also do a mix of 100g ground almonds and 100g ground hazelnuts)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (not melted)
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter ( I used almond butter)
  • 4 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • pinch of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • Chocolate Icing
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, not melted
  • 1 Tbsp nut butter
  • 4 Tbsp liquid sweetener (agave, rice syrup, maple syrup)
  • 20g cocoa butter
  • Step 1 Brownie Base :
  • Step 2 Melt coconut oil and nut butter in a small sauce pan and pour it into the food processor.
  • Step 3 Add pitted dates to the food processor and blend until creamy consistency. (*see note)
  • Step 4 In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients and add them to the date cream in the food processor.
  • Step 5 Blend for a 1-2 and eventually scrape down the sides if necessary.
  • Step 6 Take some cling foil and put it into the 20cm loaf tin. Now press the brownie base with your fingers evently into the tin.
  • Step 7 Put the brownie base into the fridge while making the chocolate icing.
  • Step 8 chocolate icing :
  • Step 9 In a small sauce pan melt coconut oil, cocoa butter and nut butter on medium high heat. Once it is all melted, sweetener and cocoa powder. Stir with a fork until smooth and creamy.
  • Step 10 Pour over the brownie base and freeze in the freezer for an hour.
  • Step 11 Take out 10 min before eating and let it sit outside to soften.
  • Step 12 *note : the date cream needs to go through a few steps. One of them is forming into a ball but if you continue to blend it, it will break down and become a soft cream after a few minutes.