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Raw Brownies!

What you need: 

1 cup ground pecans
1 cup dates (not soaked)
1/4 heaping cup cocao powder
1 heaping teaspoon agave nectar Icing:
1 tablespoon coconut oil or coconut butter
1 tablespoon avocado (optional)
1 tablespoon agave
1/2 tablespoon cocao powder

What you do: 

1) Process the brownie ingredients. Press into a pan or bowl.
2) Now process icing ingredients. If you use the coconut oil right out of the jar (firm) it should get very creamy in your food processor. If you do it by hand, warm up the oil jar in a bowl of water and use it in liquid form.
3) Spread frosting onto brownies and refrigerate for at least ten minutes. Slice and enjoy!
Source of recipe: I came up with this recipe after a few tries.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2 to 4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

These were very, very good. They taste much more like an actual "brownie" than you think they would for being vegan and raw. I made them for my fiance for valentine's and he was pleased. Now I just have to make a batch for myself! 

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Is cocoa powder raw as it is manufactured from roasting the cocoa bean?

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Apart from the avocado frosting that I probably failed the first time I made it, I think this recipe is the original brownie's one. That tastes so true, so moist, so nutty...
I love it.

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I just made this recipe! Pretty good! I'm not a fan of dates, but thought I'd try it. I used 3/4 cup of ground almonds instead of ground pecans and for the icing i just used agave and cocoa powder (I didn't have any avocado or coconut oil on hand). But it turned out pretty good! I like the texture, you don't need to eat a lot to get your chocolate brownie kick!!!

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:)>>>

These are so simple, but absolutely delicious. Rich and decadent. Better than cooked brownies. I am in awe.

I used....

1/2 cup of pecans
1/4 cup hazelnut meal
1/4 cup oats
1/8 cup of flax meal
2 tablespoons agave
1/4 cup cocoa

I also doubled the glaze.

I'm in love. Thanks for posting.

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How can only 4 ingredients taste so good? Voodoo? Is it voodoo? I wasn't expecting much, but I was blown away. I didn't even get to the icing part, because I was too busy eating the brownie. I'll be making this again really soon, when I get some more ground almonds (I had pre-grown almonds, so I just used those). Yummmm.

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Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I came across it today and just HAD to try it right away. Not only are these great, they're also VERY easy to make. Maybe a bit too easy as I can see myself making these too often for my own good.  ;)

I can also see myself skipping the frosting (for portability) and making these as energy bars for bike rides and the like. Dates and nuts are a great combo for energy bars and much, much healthier than the sugar-laden ones you buy. I'll probably roll them in wheat germ or ground nuts or a combo thereof to keep them from sticking to the plastic wrap.  Not only is this recipe great as is, it also provides a great starting point for a lot of variations down the road. Thanks again, aigroc. You post a lot of great recipes of your own invention here. Please keep up the good work!

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Made these for my raw food class and everyone loved them. So simple to make and that is what I am trying to teach folks in my raw food classes. It does not have to be complicated. Yes, you can make it that way, but not a necessity.

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I make these all the time, they're amazing! I always make them with raisins instead of dates, almonds instead of pecans, and add a pinch of raw vanilla powder (highly recommend the vanilla if you have it). They are a tad sweet, so one batch lasts me several days, with only me eating them.

I'm curious- when the recipe calls for cocao powder, does that refer to raw cocao powder or roasted? I'm assuming roasted, but as that's not technically raw, I'm not quite sure (roasted would indeed be cheaper). Thanks! These definitely look promising if pages of rave reviews are anything to go on.

Since it's a raw recipe, it would be raw cocoa powder. But I use roasted because I'm not raw and it's much cheaper.

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I'm curious- when the recipe calls for cocao powder, does that refer to raw cocao powder or roasted? I'm assuming roasted, but as that's not technically raw, I'm not quite sure (roasted would indeed be cheaper). Thanks! These definitely look promising if pages of rave reviews are anything to go on.

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