Soul-Satisfying Brownies


“I was super excited about the possibilities of a raw throwdown (oysters, scallops, gravlax, my classic beef carpaccio), but in the end I opted for originality and decided to make a dessert. A friend recommended the My New Roots blog by Sarah Britton, a vegetarian chef who incidentally works in a restaurant in Copenhagen, city of inspiration for my sandwich throwdown recipe. The raw brownie looked decadent and I was curious to see what four ingredients and absolutely no baking would produce. It was absolutely awesome and I plan on making it again very soon.”
– Aurélie


2 cups whole walnuts
2 ½ cups dates, pitted
1 cup raw cacao
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
¼ tsp. sea salt


  1. Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.
  2. Add the cacao and salt. Pulse to combine.
  3. Add the dates one at a time through the feed tube of the food processor while it is running.What you should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs, but that when pressed, will easily stick together (if the mixture does not hold together well, add more dates).
  4. In a large bowl (or the pan you plan on putting the brownies in), combine the walnut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds. Press into a lined cake pan or mould.
  5. Place in freezer or fridge until ready to serve (it is also easier to cut these when they are very cold). Store in an airtight container.
  6. I plated a square of the brownie topped with a walnut with a small glass of almond milk.

Source: My New Roots – The Raw Brownie

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3 thoughts on “Soul-Satisfying Brownies

  1. Laura says:

    Thanks! MUST TRY!!!!

  2. @ Laura (aka Mom) : great! make extra and bring me some 🙂

  3. YES PLEASE. I adore brownies – in fact, I had a craving today. That looks wonderful. Love that they’re gluten free too, I adore gluten free brownies, they are ALWAYS better.

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