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The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

Ooey gooey, melty, chocolatey unbaked brownies – the perfect recipe for those days when you just really need a brownie!

Secretly healthy unbaked brownies, from @choccoveredkt... dairy-free, egg-free, raw, vegan, paleo, & gluten-free
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And if you’re anything like me, that would be every day.

Good thing these babies freeze well!

Brownies are my Kryptonite. I love them even more than chocolate chips cookies.

Think about it: you only get a small amount of chocolate when you eat a chocolate chip cookie; whereas with a brownie, the entire thing is melty, gooey chocolate.

Also Try These Almond Butter Brownies – Flourless & Vegan

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All chocolate is always going to be better than some chocolate.

If you put a plate of brownies down in front of me, you can pretty much do anything you want without me noticing.

My mind will only be thinking about the plate of brownies in front of me and how to stop myself from eating all the brownies.

I’m having a hard time writing this post, because there are brownies on my computer screen, and it’s making me hungry.

I want all the brownies. ALL THE BROWNIES!!!

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So about these unbaked brownies…

The recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare and can be raw, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, and vegan.

They are like a cross between a brownie and a chocolate candy bar – and secretly GOOD for you at the same time!

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Leftovers (if there are leftovers… how could there possibly be leftovers?!) can stay out for a few days, making these brownies a fantastic option for a bake sale or to ship to faraway friends.

I’d recommend shipping them unfrosted or simply spreading melted chocolate chips on top if they’ll be left out for an extended period of time, as coconut oil will soften when warm.

You can also refrigerate these brownies for a few weeks, or you can freeze them for up to 2 months or more.

But seriously, who has the willpower to keep brownies that long without eating them all first???

(Above – watch the video of making the brownies)

The Best Secretly Healthy Brownies (No Bake, Vegan Recipe)
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The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

How to make secretly healthy unbaked brownies that can be vegan, gluten free, and paleo friendly.
4.88/5 (102)
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 16 brownies

Ingredients

  • cups loosely packed pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 6 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or raw agave
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine the dates, walnuts, 6 tbsp cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, water, and salt in a food processor. (This is the food processor I use.) Process until completely smooth, scraping down as needed – It may seem dry at first, but don’t add any extra water.  Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan, or line the pan with parchment or wax paper. Transfer dough to pan and press very firmly until dough is evenly distributed in the pan. In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining cocoa and vanilla extract with the maple syrup and oil. Stir until mixture forms a paste (this is the frosting). Spread evenly over dough in the baking pan. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours, to set. Leftovers can stay covered at room temperature for a day, or up to 2 weeks in the fridge, or 1-2 months in the freezer.
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Notes

For a keto option, try these Keto Brownies.
 
 

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Published on September 1, 2019

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  1. Noam says

    Made these last night, and they mostly taste like dates and not so much like chocolate or brownies… A nice treat, but not what I expected at all.

  2. Patricia Suttmiller says

    I made these brownies yesterday. They are amazing. Almost like fudge but not nearly as sweet. I will be making them again as soon as I get more ingredients. I added coconut to the top of half of them. 10stars

  3. Helen says

    These look so amazing and the closest to having ingredients I can eat. Wondering if by any chance you think they would work made with avocado instead of nuts? Even if they don’t stay together beautifully – they are only for me to eat! I’m not eating nuts, beans, sweet potatoes or any of the options in the other awesome looking brownies and desserts. Thanks for your input.

    • Helen says

      Or cauliflower, carrots or some other veggie? That’s what I’m eating right now – raw fruits & veggies – and I can’t get these brownies out of mind! LOL!

  4. Charity K says

    I wasn’t sure about this going in but I’ll give any recipe on chocolate covered Katie a go because I’ve learned to trust her. (Seriously that chickpea chocolate chip pie was one I thought “no way” and it made me a believer!) anyway, commenting to say that these were FABULOUS. Easy as anything. First thing I said after eating one was I need more dates so I can make more of these! I’m not sure what everyone else was using but I used Medjool dates that I manually pitted and swapped walnuts for pecans as thats what I had on hand and they were amazing. Going to be my go to, I think! Thank you again.

  5. Priya says

    Hi Chocolate Covered Katie! My auntie got me some of the softest, sweetest dates from her tree in Dubai and I used them to make this recipe. It’s sooo good, so sticky and delicious. It doesn’t have a straight sweetness but a rich, dark chocolate taste which I actually enjoy more. Thanks!

  6. Kristina says

    These are INSANELY good. I stopped eating refined sugar a couple months ago and thought I would never find a solution for the brownie shaped hole in my heart, but these are so so good and feel so guilt free. Thank you!

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