The brownie recipe looks amazing and I plan to give it a try shortly. He’ll be 27 this year and I’ll be 29 (cougar alert). My very first blog post 4 years ago was raw vegan brownies with cocoa powder, walnuts, dates, and agave. Thanks for sharing, Ada! Thoughts, ideas and or suggestions on a sub for the cacao nibs? Full of living enzymes and better than cooked brownies, these are a frequent treat for us! We are so glad you enjoyed these! He loves food and cooking, but can’t stand the smell of a lot of things cooking. :) Next time making this I think I’ll add water again just to sneak in the oats! I love that thick ganache on this! So rich and chocolatey!! Yummmm. Thanks for your creativity and your love for delicious food. Thanks. And we think the chocolate avocado frosting sounds lovely! Oh – and I used my ninja blender as food processor and it actually worked really well! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Trish! (I omitted the ganache) I can’t wait to make these again and again! Needed to unwind and recover with something simple and sweet. Looks yummy!! It only applies when the woman is much older, like old enough to be their mama… Think a 40 year old woman dating a 20 year old. Congrats and thank you, I now weigh 500000 pounds. With only 4 ingredients these babies are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and made with no processed sugar. Now he asks for them as snacks for his lunch or just daily go-tos. You want something with a lighter texture than maple syrup. I used normal soya milk instead of almond only because they had run out in my local supermarket but still tastes so yummy! Something that’s yummy in raw desserts! being vegan gluten free this is WONDERFUL. yummy..but my frosting just would not firm up/? Lately I’ve been wanting to try making my own raw bars or similar so I’ll definitely be trying these! SO looking forward to hogging them all to myself, THEY’RE JUST SO FUDGY…. I tried making it twice, and each time I added the powdered sugar, it got really oily and gooey. Should I still soak them in advance? To make the raw vegan brownie, simply add all the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until combined. They’re: RichDenseSuper fudgyStudded with walnuts (and cacao nibs) for crunchIncredibly satisfyingSimple to make& Highly shareable. I moved to North Carolina towards the end of 2010 and back to Michigan in 2012, but I’ve had it with these crazy winter and plan to move back down south. Thus the blah, blah, blah. I’ve been trawling the internet for the past few days for a raw brownie recipe after trying one at a salad bar here in Oslo, Norway, where the price tag is about $10 for a small piece (yes, Norway is *that* expensive). Congrats on your 5 year anniversary, that’s really awesome. These brownies look amazing. Thanks for sharing! Lucia, I was AMAZED with how great these were! Thank you for your time. I love love love brownies. I’ve used almonds and cashews as the nut mixture, which turns out great. So kind. The beauty of this recipe is that it's so easy to whip up when you have a craving. Thank you, Dana! -used only 85g dark chocolate Raw Fudge Brownie Bites Recipe {nut-free, gluten-free, vegan} For the ganache, I added a bit of fresh espresso oh my, the combination was fantastic. Lovely pics too ?. I didn’t manage to get the date pieces…by the time I ran them through my food processor they were pretty upmuch turned to mush, but I’m new at using it. Any suggestions on making the mixture less dry? I wanted to move to Portland, Oregon about 8 years ago because I was accepted into 2 culinary arts schools, but I found out that it rains a lot in Oregon and I changed my mind. That should work! Ok I just found where you said you could freeze for up to a month. Hi Tammy, the nutrition information can be found below the recipe. -needed only about 1/2 the date paste for the brownie dough, so used the rest instead of sugar in the frosting What is the best alternative to chocolate? Get our copy of FAN FAVORITES featuring 20 of our most loved, highly-rated recipes! Mayba Agave nectar or Maple Sirup, but the dates are moist. First of all these brownies look delicious, but they also look mighty wet, gooey and soggy. Which I will do. The only thing that was troublesome while making this was the fact that the dates clogged up my food processor and it was difficult to mix. Absolutely delicious. Also I’ve never managed to properly make the ganache (IDK why!) these turned out very delicious. FOR THE GANACHE: Add almond milk to a mixing bowl and microwave for 45 seconds or until very warm. It is fascinating to make these fudgy […] Cut into 12 pieces (or … I’m a university student with an autoimmune disease (so I’m short on time but make up for it in food intolerances..) and your recipes are really helping me out for quick food ideas and sweet treats, so thank you so much! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Anna. I’ve asked myself the same question and I would go with a blender…can’t live without a blender for smoothies. <3 Unfortunately I don’t like either! One for actually trying the recipe and the other for compliment you,( which is well deserved). I think like 40-50, depending on their size. Thanks? So sweet. I would recommend the ganache because it makes all the difference. The frosting, alone, is so good/I think kind of what will make this brownie! To celebrate I’m sharing 20 random facts about us that you may or may not know. I am a new vegan and was thrilled to find you. Thanks so much! This recipe is THE BEST no bake brownie recipe. daughter) has taken over! Oh, and the brownies look good, too. I thought I could use my vitamix as a food processor but I was very wrong. This is an amazing recipe!!!! No baking, minimum of 4 ingredients needed, ready in minutes. Happy Anniversary you two! I wish I didn’t care :D, Whoa. If it’s still too thin, add another few Tablespoons powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Obsessed !!! If you’re reading this you have to try it, I made it with my 3 year old daughter, love that she could help in everyway! Actually reminds me of real brownies. I’m not making these brownies anymore!!! I added chocolate bits on the top, and I loved that addition. :). It does rain quite a bit, but it’s not as bad as some people thing. I even use it in making my ice creams. Take the nut, date mixture and press down evenly in the pan. These raw vegan brownies are a great example that just because something is “raw”, “vegan” or “healthy” doesn’t make it low-calorie. This time, I mixed it all with a wooden spoon and evenly dispersed everything. These brownies are delicious and that ganache! almost like a BROWNIE wow:) So happy with how tasty they are! These brownies taste amazing! As a bonus, they’re perfect for Passover since they contain no flour!! Lift parchment paper to remove brownies from dish and use hands to slightly squeeze in the sides to create a smaller square – this will make the brownies slightly thicker and more dense. John hates the smell of brownies baking (hence this no bake recipe). Mine have a grainy consistency in some bites, but these are still amazing,y good, considering they contain no refined sugars! Love this recipe!!! Thanks so much for sharing! These are AMAZING! These brownies are so good. Admittedly I usually do not make raw vegan desserts but I figured since I liked all the ingredients I would like the final result. So great to hear from new readers :D. Thanks so much for the Vegan recipe. As good as it is I hate when they put a 10 paragraph essay before the recipe. The clip helps with the steps because you can see the texture and you know you’re on track. Great blog! It’s fantastic that you’ve set up a life where you work and travel so compatibly and love where you live. – homemade powdered turbinado sugar using a Vitamix for the ganache, These look wonderful! Another 5/5, Dana! These look amazing!!! They look insanely delicious… decadent & fudgy. I’m not a huge date fan either but I’ve found that when they’re mixed with cocoa they are delicious!! I made half the recipe to test it out and was able to cut 9 squares. Cheers! I love your No Bake Vegan Brownies recipe. mmmm, sorry? – I substituted cows milk for almond milk in the ganache and it still turned out beautiful. Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! Audrie, I made these ~ 1month ago and they were fantastic! Super rich and delicious. but I was wandering am I supposed to use already pitted dates or just take the pit out of regular dates? Hello Dana, What’s the nutritional info without the ganache please? I used hazelnuts instead of almonds because the store was out, and it worked very well. Place the walnuts and the hazelnuts in a food processor or a powerful blender (food processors work better) and blend until they have a crumbly texture. Thank you!! Most probably you can substitute them for raisins, even thought it will change the taste. But, he loved it! Does he hate the smell of cookies and pie baking too? Thank you for making such a wonderful recipe! I also omit the oil – it is my favorite frosting (excellent when salted chocolate bars are subbed). Happy Anniversary! This recipe is super rich, but I will definitely be making these again. The only thing that bothered me was the numerous pieces of dates found while munching them. Just keep processing till the nuts have time to become nut butter. Yummmmie! Thanks :). Spread evenly over the brownies. That is no use to anybody. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Kim! And happy (late) anniversary! I just made these! Let me just say they are VERY happy now. I’m from Michigan and our winter was brutal last year and this year. -sara, It’s rich,velvety and soooo chocolaty.Yum……. These brownies are beyond Deelicious!!! I’ve even added brewers yeast to them when I was breastfeeding, to help with my milk supply. Start small and sweeten to taste. Thanks, Anna. Yes, depending on your blender, that should work but just might take a little longer! Spread it on thick, friends. I wonder if there is something else you could use instead of coconut oil… or maybe I’m just doing it wrong. We are enjoying them in sunny Spain.. no harsh winters in Andalucia! This works very well and is very good. You are a machine. It was quite the gem from a food photography perspective :) But the recipe still works. Was the almond milk too hot? Hi! This was the first recipe I tried from your site and, though I’ve discovered more gems since, it’s still my absolute favourite recipe of yours! I made these yesterday, had them in the fridge overnight and just tasted them. I’d love to find the original one if it still exists somewhere! I’m going to try this recipe but I think I’ll substitute the powdered sugar with coconut sugar. I made these today (minus the ganache) and they are actually pretty good, considering what’s not in them! Brownies of any form are too tempting to have around the house. Love, It should be fine, but if you want, you would use slightly more oats and slightly less chocolate to compensate sweetness :D, Hi Dana ? Im not a big fan of dates….which other thing can I use? I found the icing to be too sweet and overpowering, but hubby who has a (very) sweet tooth loved them. Add salt and stir gently with a wooden spoon to incorporate, then add melted coconut oil and use a whisk to mix. I’m an avid fan. I also made the ganache a bit different a time or two because, again, needing to substitute. Love your recipes usually but could you please list substitutions when dates are called for? Boy was that a challenge. What kind of chocolate did you use? Any substitution suggestions for cacao nibs? Glad you enjoyed. Here goes. You’re awesome! Add cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt (if using). Sorry about that! If I don’t freeze them, I’m going to eat them all!!! I’m 2 years older than John. Do we have the nutritional value for these, by any chance? Roast beef is a classic main dish for holidays, family get-togethers, and elegant dinners alike. We have a Sunday tradition of eating pizza and watching Saturday Night Live. Congratulations for your anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing <3 CONGRATULATIONS!!! Congratulations on 5 years. Wow! However, I ended up making truffles and covering them with shredded coconut, cocoa powder, walnuts and sprinkles. They are going on my permanent rotation! She can finally experience chocolate, & even better, yummy chocolate brownies!!! You will not be subscribed to our newsletter list. Hey, it is really hard for me to incorporate dates, too. Made them on Monday without the cacuanibs and extra walnuts on top and instead opted for strawberries… They were phenomenal!!! Just one question – for the chocolate ganache, will it slightly taste like almonds or coconut? This recipe marks my first successful ganache icing. You can store them in the freezer up to 1 month! I have a 50 random facts about me page, so I loved getting to know you guys better! Hi! Refrigerate just until cool then sprinkle with the salt. 1 1/2 cups walnuts, 1 cup of almonds, 2 1/2 cups of dates….makes this too expensive to try. I have never tried dates before in a recipe and i am pleasantly surprised. :) Well, maybe my husband can have one. How about subbing raw or roasted peanuts!? It would be nice to see two different categories on your Comment & Review Page. Xo. thank you! What about putting some coconut sugar or cane sugar in a coffee or spice grinder and whirling it into powder? Thank-you for posting this recipe!!! Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified. Next time either use vegan butter OR refined coconut oil, which has a more neutral flavor (not coconutty at all). Happy Anniversary to you both! Your blog has changed that – thank you!! Congrats on 5 years! I made this exactly as listed and it was so so delicious. I don’t even put the ganache on top, they hit the spot just as they are. They come together in about 20 minutes and require simple ingredients you likely have on hand right now – such as, WalnutsAlmondsDatesCacao (or cocoa) Powder + NibsSea Salt. Our family is allergic (not intolerant of the lactose in milk) to cows, goats, & soy milks and are not happy with almond milk but can drink it. haha! Congratulations! Hope that helps! That meant my partner wouldn’t eaten them and in got them all!! I am so happy I discovered your site- I have still so much to learn about food photography and I might consider buying your guide :) awesome work! I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes! You guys are so cute :) I made these brownies today and they are AMAZING! . I brought to a dinner party and everyone adored them. Thanks for another great recipe. Thanks for the recipe ? The fact that it’s vegan, and better for you than regular brownies, makes it that much better. Thank you. :). You are my helper in my transition for vegan and raw food diet. I used a Ninja Pro blender, because I don’t have a few prcessor. If you try this recipe, let us know! ThAnk yoU! I just made these because I wanted to use up the dates that I had in my fridge. How the hell does brownies baking bother someone? Its very fudgey and tastes even more delicious with a few strawberries on top. For the ganache, I used coconut milk, no coconut oil and more of the 90% cocao chocolate, pinch of salt as I ran out and then tasted it, it was horrid so added nutella lol defeated the purpose but it’s all I could think to use on hand. Thank you for the amazing recipe. Add alittle more cocoa powder and they taste even better! Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks so much! I’ll put out a little alert when we’re headed that way :D, Ahh! Seriously soooo amazing, I had to run straight to my computer and share this. Thank you!! My favorite, far above wheaty kinds. I tried it yesterday and It’s absolutely delicious. Made these for Xmas day and everyone (non Vegans) LOVED them! Use this as a guide. I only had a scant two cups of dates, and did not bother to soak them first, so my resulting “brownie batter” seemed a little dry and not very sweet so added two tablespoons maple syrup which seemed the perfect addition: the dough came together beautifully. I think these are fresh but they are naturally a little dry. @minimalistbaker I am super bummed right now as I made these for a potluck tonight, but there is no possible way 1/2 cup of powdered sugar was even close to what is needed to produce the ganache in your pictures. Loved these and also loved the protein bonus they come with; thanks for the fantastic recipe! I’ve made a version of the base before but the ganache made it over the top! Amazing. I had to squeeze out the extra oil and even pat the top of the brownie OFF of OIL after putting on the ganache. Maybe one day my family and I could visit Oregon just to check it out. Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Perhaps it contained preservatives, oil, or milk fat? I can only buy a blender or a food processor and am wondering which route to go down….any advice is greatly appreciated! Love your blog! Yay! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. John is a voracious reader. Made these brownies for the second time and they are the best ones I’ve ever tasted, my hubby totally agrees! It took for ever to mix everything together, but it was sooooo worth it! Very easy and delicious!! Making these again for a second time in a week, they are AMAZEBALLS! Add more nut meal to turn it back into a dough! Another reason these would make a good shareable snack, as the recipe says! Love these! .who doesn’t like the smell of brownies baking?! I want to try making these more peanut buttery.. can you tell me how much you added and at which point? I enjoyed it, and above all, both my wife and daughter did! 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). *I didn’t add salt, nor cacao nibs, both times, but it’s still the grandest brownie recipe. The ganache divine. I did make some changes in the subsequent batches, only because I needed to substitute types of nuts I had on hand. I chopped the brownies into 1 inch squares and put them into the freezer for enjoying a little at a time. And the look of these brownies! I didn’t have almonds so I substituted some cashews I had on hand. Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Nina. Remove and set aside. After that I just mashed everything together with my hands, still turned out really great, thank you so much for this recipe! Hi there, Firstly, these look aaahhhhh-mazing. with the melted … That ganache recipe is excellent. I also ate the mixture right out of the food processor like the ravenous chocolate-lover I am and it was just the best experience. © Copyright 2020, Our Top 20 Most Cherished Christmas Cookies, Make-Ahead Breakfast Minis to Save Your Mornings, 15 Classic Sandwiches That Make Lunch Legendary, 14 Nights of Dinner Ideas All Under $2 Per Serving, 15 No-Yeast Breads for Quick and Easy Baking, 10 Easy Christmas Cookies for Once-a-Year Bakers, 10 Chicken Stew Recipes That Make for Comforting Dinners, 10 Leftover Turkey Meals to Freeze for Quick Weeknight Dinners, 16 Mom-Approved Christmas Cookies to Sweeten the Season, 18 Spicy Korean Recipes That Showcase Gochujang Chile Paste, Nutrition I blended walnuts and dates as per recipe, made it into a dough but chopped and added 90% cocao chocolate and chopped hazelnuts and placed in freezer. :):):) YAY! When I tried forming the "dough" I found it was extremely dry. You both seem very happy with each other and what you do together on the blog. 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