5 from 8 votes
raw brownies
Raw Brownies
Prep Time
35 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Ridiculously delicious, easy-to-make, and healthy raw brownies. 

Servings: 12 large squares
  • 2 cups raw walnuts or almonds, ground into flour*
  • 2 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped, optional
  • pinch fine sea salt
Chocolate Topping
  1. Place the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the cacao, hemp seeds, and salt and pulse a few more times to combine.

  2. Add the dates and process until sticky mixture forms. The brownie mixture should easily stick together when you press it with your fingers. If it's not sticky enough and the mixture doesn't hold together, add more dates. 

  3. Stir in the chopped walnuts (optional).

  4. Press the mixture into an 8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) dish lined with parchment paper. If the brownie mixture sticks to your hands, wet your hands. Once evenly pressed, place the brownies in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate Topping
  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a small pot. Then whisk in the cacao powder, maple syrup, and sea salt until well combined.
  2. Remove the brownies from the freezer and cover them with the chocolate. If you have a lot of chocolate, put the brownies back into the freezer for the chocolate to firm up a little bit. Then take the brownies out again and pour on the rest of the chocolate to create a thicker layer. Place the brownies back in the freezer for about 15 minutes before cutting.

  3. To cut the brownies, run hot water over a knife for a few seconds and slowly slide the knife into the brownies. Serve immediately.

  4. Store leftover brownies covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
    For longer term storage, freeze in an airtight container for 1-2 months. 

Recipe Notes

*2 cups nuts ~ 3 cups nut flour.
This recipe has been adapted fromĀ Oh She Glows.