Raw vegan brownies with dates and walnuts

Raw vegan brownies with only 5 ingredients! These are a perfect healthy dessert option and are naturally gluten-free and vegan. No added sugar. 



1 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates (about 16 dates), soaked for at least 20 minutes

1 cup raw walnut pieces (+ more for the top)

1/4 C – 1/2 C cocoa powder (use more for a richer flavor and if you’re using raw cacao powder. If you’re using traditional cocoa powder, use less and add more later if needed)

Good pinch of sea salt

24 tablespoons of water


Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a food processor, pulse all of the ingredients until you have a smooth dough. Start with less water (2 T) and add more if needed. Taste and add more cocoa powder if you want a richer flavor.

Press the batter into the baking dish and top with additional walnut pieces.

Set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Cut and serve!


Feel free to add in cacao nibs or top with shredded coconut! These are also great with goji berries mixed in.

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