Raw Brownies {Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo} | The Surfers Kitchen
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Unbaked Brownies {Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo}

Stack of four raw, vegan brownies with a tinfoil background

This recipe came from Chocolate Covered Katie and is perfect for those eating a vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, or raw diet.  Not to mention, they are really good!

  • Author: Karla



For the Brownies:

  • 2 cups loosely packed pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting: 

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt




Prepare a pan by lining it with parchment or wax paper.  I used an 8×8 baking dish but will try next time with a loaf pan, for thicker brownies.

In a food processor, combine the dates, walnuts, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, water, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt.  Process until smooth, yet crumbly.

Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of your prepared pan.

Separately, whisk together the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Pour over the “brownies” and spread evenly.

Allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least two hours before cutting.

Store in refrigerator and enjoy cold.