Two-Layer Raw Chocolate Brownies

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We’ve been having a total love affair with these raw brownies for the past couple weeks. A little nibble here, a little nibble there. I’m actually amazed that they’ve lasted this long, but just a small square is enough to satisfy my chocolate cravings. That’s how you know a chocolate dessert is the real deal. Plus, if the dancing in my belly is any indication, they are a big hit.

Lately, our evenings go something like this: We put on the hockey game (we’re avidly following both the Pens and Habs series which is basically another full time job) and I’m on my laptop doing some nursery planning as I scream at the TV. Eric is searching the freezer for these brownies. Nursery planning leads me to the uneasy discovery that I have zero home décor ability (not to mention decision making skills), but I still hold onto the hope that I can turn the room into the DIY nursery of my dreams. I curse those picture perfect rooms on Pinterest as I eat my brownie and watch hockey. Eric reassures me that the dresser we picked up at the second hand store is going to be transformed into something amazing for the baby’s room. I’ve always wanted to be a crafty goddess, so now I’m excited to start this project and see what I’m really made of.

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And O.M.G., these brownies. This raw brownie dough is made up with protein-packed hemp hearts, walnuts, Medjool dates, raw cacao powder (cocoa powder works too!), vanilla, and Himalayan sea salt. Just throw it into the food processor and voila. To add some crunch, I pulsed in some cacao nibs and chopped walnuts. The crunch is essential! The result is a chocolaty brownie-like dough all without the using the oven, flour, sugar, or butter.

But I didn’t stop with the brownie dough. Of course not. Go big or go home. I poured on homemade chocolate for a second layer. The chocolate hardens into a thick shell, giving these brownies a wonderful snappy texture – best enjoyed straight from the freezer. The contrast of the firm chocolate shell and the chewy brownie is just heaven!

This recipe is quite versatile though so have fun playing around with it. I imagine you could make several different variations on these just by changing the nuts/seeds, extracts, topping, etc.

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Two-Layer Raw Chocolate Brownies

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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Who knew brownies could be packed with protein, healthy omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, and antioxidants? These raw brownies are made with wholesome natural ingredients, but the flavour isn’t sacrificed one bit. Best of all, they are thrown together without an oven! Recipe inspired by Sweet Talk Blog.

Yield
16-20 small squares
Freeze time
30 minutes
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

FOR THE BROWNIES:
  • 1 cup raw walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 1.5 cups pitted Medjool dates* (approx. 275g)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or fine grain sea salt
  • heaping 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
  • heaping 1/4 cup raw walnut pieces
FOR THE HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave nectar for a raw sweetener)
  • small pinch pink Himalayan sea salt (or fine grain sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. For the brownie: Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, one piece going each way to make it easy to lift out the brownies later on.
  2. In a food processor, process the walnuts into a fine crumb.
  3. Add the hemp seeds and the pitted dates and process until finely chopped and sticky. It should look like a Larabar in texture and appearance.
  4. Add the cacao powder, vanilla, and pink salt and process until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir or pulse in the nibs and chopped walnuts until just combined.
  6. Evenly press the mixture into prepared square pan until smooth. You can roll it out with a pastry roller until smooth. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  7. For the chocolate topping: Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a medium pot. Remove from heat and whisk in the cacao powder, syrup, salt, and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  8. Remove the brownies from the freezer and pour on the chocolate topping. Spread out evenly. Carefully transfer the pan to the freezer on a flat, even surface. Chill for 20 + minutes or until the topping is firm enough to slice
  9. Run hot water over a knife for a minute or so, wipe quickly with towel, and carefully slide the knife into the brownies to slice (warming up the knife helps it slice more evenly without much cracking).
  10. Store leftovers in the freezer for a chocolate treat anytime.

Tips:

You’ll want to use soft, fresh Medjool dates for this recipe to make it easier on the processor. If your dates are firm, try soaking them in water for 30-60 minutes (and then draining well) before use.

Instead of the raw chocolate topping, you can melt 3/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips in lieu of the homemade chocolate.

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1 Jessica Rose May 8, 2014

OMG Brownies indeed…how do you stop at eating just one though??

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2 Anne @AVeganAdventure May 8, 2014

These look dangerous to have around — not that it will stop me from making them! They look like a little piece of chocolate heaven!

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3 Holly May 8, 2014

This looks so yummy!!
Love a good vegan brownie!
xo Holly xo

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4 Lindsay @ VeganYumminess May 8, 2014

Oh yuuuuuuuummm! I have given in to way too many pregnancy cravings lately, but that’s okay. This recipe is going on my to-make-asap list. :) Hope pregnancy is treating you well, Angela. Thanks for all the amazing recipes!

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5 Angela May 8, 2014

You are in the homestretch now! If a little indulgence gets you through it then so be it, hah. So excited for you. :)

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6 Katie @ 24 Carrot Life May 8, 2014

I don’t know how I still haven’t tried raw brownies, but these are definitely going to be my first attempt. The chocolate on top!! I have faith that you will be the DIY goddess you want to be and the nursery will look great!

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7 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine May 8, 2014

Ohhhhh yummy! Can’t wait to try these!

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8 Brynn May 8, 2014

Nursery planning can be so stressful. I went to Pottery Barn Kids and they told me they offer in-home design! A consultant came over, measured the room, talked ideas, colors, layout, wants, needs and everything in between. By the end I had a Pinterest board and floor plan made for me. It was such a huge help and relief!

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9 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 8, 2014

i cant wait to make these…so many goodness in this brownie

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10 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } May 8, 2014

Finally – a recipe that doesn’t make me feel like a terrible person for eating raw brownie batter!

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11 David Jones October 10, 2015
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Couldn’t agree with you more!

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12 Chicago Jogger May 8, 2014

Yum, these looks amazing! I made a similar raw brownie this winter, but added in tart cherries.

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13 Sharon May 8, 2014

Whew! These look incredible… I’m having serious pregnancy cravings and I’m not even pregnant!! LoL! :)

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14 Leanne May 8, 2014

Um, YUM! I cannot wait to make these. I have also dropped MANY hints that what I want for Mother’s Day is the OSG cookbook. Here’s hoping he takes the hints and that he can find it in our town!

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15 AGS May 8, 2014

You will have a lovely nursery. I didn’t put one together for baby #1. . . he was in our room for quite a few months anyway. For baby #2, I finally organized, and though it’s not all matching it finally looks like a “kids” room. Not sure what we’ll do with baby #3 on the way. But I’ve shifted from nursery, to focusing on play room at this point. One you decide color scheme and main features, you can sift through pinterest pretty quickly. If you don’t have a houzz account already, I found that much more useful – pinterest is too much like a rabbit hole to me.

My point is that you can get by without a formal nursery. . . but I’m sure whatever you come up with will be fantastic. Good luck – but please keep coming up with yummy treats to share with us during the decision process. We all appreciate it!!

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16 Lisa May 8, 2014

Angela – these look so delicious! I love the chocolate shell you layer on top of the fudgy bottom of the brownie. Talk about a chocolate lover’s dream come true! :)

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17 Lauren May 8, 2014

Wow – these look incredible!! They look really similar to a brownie I had a few weeks ago from my favourite cafe – Wild Food Cafe (in London). Anyway this brownie was amazing and I have been craving one like it ever since so thank you for this recipe!! I will have to get making them soon!!

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18 Tiffany L May 8, 2014

Those brownies look so good, though I’m not a fan of hemp seeds (there’s a flavor I just can’t get past). What do you suggest to replace the hemp seeds? Also, I made a double batch of your other brownies last night (the brownies 2 ways recipe–I made the first recipe) for a work lunch…and I tasted them this AM and they are so so so so delicious and decadent.

Not sure if you’ve seen the blog Young House Love. They have 2 kids now and have done blog posts on both nurseries/bedrooms…they may be able to offer some helpful DIY ideas. Not to add to the obsession, but I’m sure whatever you do will be fantastic.

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19 Sara P May 11, 2014

Angela’s word should be the last one on this, of course, but I suspect you could swap in chia seeds, sunflower seeds, an almond/flaxseed combination, or walnuts, depending on what you like and what you’ve got in the house.

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20 Samantha May 18, 2014

I was wondering the same thing about what to sub for hemp. What did you end up trying?

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21 Susan October 1, 2014

Hello – I’m a little late in responding to this, but I just made the brownies and, so you know, you won’t taste the hemp seeds/hearts whatsoever!! I don’t care for their taste either, so you can trust me on this one! ;)

Thank you, Angela – it’s a really delicious recipe!!

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22 Ellice June 11, 2014

I was wondering about something to replace the hemp seeds for as well, did you come up with something?

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23 Katie May 5, 2015
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I just made these and swapped the walnuts for pecans and hemp seeds for chia seeds, but only 1/4 cup of chia. They are absolutely delicious! :)

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24 Caitlin May 8, 2014

my belly would dance if i ate these, too. they look amazing, angela.

i think i’d be feeling the same exact way as you planning the nursery. i am such an indecisive person.

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25 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan May 8, 2014

This looks like it is amazing! Those 2 layers instead of one?! I’m in!

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26 Giovanna May 8, 2014

These brownies look amazing! I am making them for sure!
So happy to know that you are doing great with your pregnancy, good luck with the baby room!

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27 Meg May 8, 2014

These look amazing! I saw that my local Bulk Barn is now carrying bulk cacao nibs and I almost had the happiest panic attack of my life!! I think this is the first thing I’m going to make with them!

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28 Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 8, 2014

Wow, this looks heavenly! I can’t believe it’s raw and vegan!

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29 Karissa @ Vegan À La Mode May 8, 2014

These look incredible!! As soon as I finish off my batch of the gluten-free brownies from your cookbook I will be making these :)

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30 Emily @ It Comes Naturally Blog May 8, 2014

Mmm…Love the two layer thing you’ve got going on! Why go for one layer when you can have two?!

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31 Jill May 8, 2014

Yum! And your evenings sound great (Go HAWKS!)

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32 Trisha_K May 13, 2014

I agree – Go Blackhawks! And why are the games so late…? I can never stay up to watch a whole game. :(

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33 Marie May 8, 2014

could we use carob powder or melted carob chips for this? Or is the cacao a “healthier” (or less processed) choice? thanks!

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34 Baby June May 8, 2014

Those look stunning! Love how they’re raw, raw dessert recipes are always so easy and delicious, not to mention healthy enough for snacktime. :)

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35 Alyssa // Runway Chef May 8, 2014

I’ve been a little hesitant to try a healthy brownie recipe, but these have definitely convinced me….I mean 2 layers of chocolate?! Yes please!

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36 Tina Muir May 8, 2014

ooooh this looks wonderful! I move with my boyfriend soon and he hates chocolate things….so I need to get it out my system! These look relatively healthy for you too so I do not have to worry about it sabotaging my half marathon goals for a few weeks! Thanks Angela!

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37 Dani @ The Life Aromatic May 8, 2014

These look amazing!!! Adding them to a list of vegan goodies for a party this weekend…

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38 maria tadic May 8, 2014

These look so great! I love that they’re raw and only a few ingredients! I wanna add in some raw almond butter to the topping!

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39 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 8, 2014

They look like winners! My very first ever post that I blogged about over 5 years ago was Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies made with dates, walnuts, cocoa, agave, vanilla…similar ingredient list. With raw desserts as you know, there’s so much flexibility. Just dump it in the food proc and see what happens :) Yours are perfect & pinned!

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40 Librarian Lavender May 8, 2014

I love the taste of raw chocolate and these brownies are looking so good!

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41 Allison @ Clean Wellness May 8, 2014

I love the lighting for this post’s photos. It’s kind of moody! Very cool. I don’t really like cacao nibs on their own, so sweetening them up with the dates is a great idea!

And my sister-in-law totally did the same thing with the nursery planning. I think it’s called “nesting.” There is so much cool stuff out there, I half wonder if I should transform my bedroom into a nursery!

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42 Katie May 8, 2014

Hi Angela – any nut free brownie ingredient suggestions that would work well with this receipe?

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43 Amy May 8, 2014

I made these immediately because I have really been wanting chocolate lately. I’ve never had a raw brownie before and these were absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed it tremendously! I followed the recipe exactly and I will definitely be making these again and again. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe.

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44 kinsey May 8, 2014

I am confused as to why the walnuts are listed twice. Is that a typo or supposed to be another ingredient for the 2nd walnut listing? These look great!

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45 Ashleyy May 9, 2014

The large amount is for the base, they essentially get processed into powder. Then the second bit is for texture and chunks in the brownie….is how I figure it anyway!

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46 Shelby May 8, 2014

Heading into the kitchen to make these NOW.

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47 Laura May 8, 2014

These look absolutely amazing! Love raw desserts-the more chocolatey the better!

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48 Mandy Dugas May 8, 2014

Hey yay! Two layer raw brownies!! I just transitioned into a raw diet and I think I might make these asap! Thanks for the idea Ang! Go food blogger go!

Mandy @ MandysHealthyLife.com

PS – I’m loving your baby page! If you have time get your hands on a copy of Joel Robbins book Pregnancy, Childbirth & Children’s Diets. Best read a healthy woman could…read!!

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49 Stephanie @ Mr and Meatless May 8, 2014

These look delicious! I’m always looking for a satisfying healthy chocolate treat.

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50 Cara May 8, 2014

OK, it just wouldn’t be fair if you were a crafty room-design goddess AND a kitchen goddess :-) Those brownies are SO what I need right now! I made a firm New Years resolution to kick refined sugar, and kept it religiously for four straight months–and then started to fall, a little here, a little there … these will help keep me happy as I get back on track :-)

And if planning a nursery is fun for you, go for it, but don’t feel like it’s a requirement. Our daughter sleeps in our room and plays in the living room, and the room that was supposed to be the nursery is really just a place to put stuff. (Which is a problem itself, but I digress … :-) )

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51 Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living May 8, 2014

These look amazing! Brownies are my absolute favorite. What would you substitute for the walnuts?

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52 Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen May 8, 2014

Oh my!!! I just LOVE your dessert posts and this one looks amazing Angela! I cannot wait to try this one next week :D

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53 Brittany May 8, 2014

These look yummy and me and my pretty belly are sad we don’t have the ingredients on hand…maybe this weekend.
If you are looking to cultivate some DIY skills, the blog Young House Love is great. They have done 2 nurseries and they’ve redone dressers, painted etc, so they have great tutorials and it’s all real things they do to their own house so you get an accurate cost breakdown and time commitment.

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54 Lorna May 8, 2014

These look totally amazing, I can’t wait to try them.
I’m going to try a variation without nuts for a nut free friend, I’ll go for seeds and do you think some dried fruit might work?

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55 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 8, 2014

Ok, I’m pretty sure I’d mow through an entire batch of these on my own if they were in my house! I love how you’ve mixed so many healthy and delicious things into the dough, and that they’re flourless too! As for the nursery, knowing the DIY prowess and creativity that you and Eric share, I’m sure it will look absolutely stunning when you’re done!

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56 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 8, 2014

Loving this soooo much! And I especially like that hard shell on top! Yum!

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57 Ellen May 8, 2014

“Store leftovers in the freezer”. Leftovers. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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58 Danielle May 8, 2014

Yum! These looks absolutely delicious. The topping looks so good too.. Now I need to make a batch!

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59 Mai-Lis @ A Sunshiny Day May 8, 2014

First, these look SO freaking good. Second, I’m sitting here on my laptop while watching hockey with the husband and nibbling on a leftover chocolate easter egg, so let’s just say I can relate. I wish I was nibbling on one of these though…

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60 Lousi May 8, 2014

These look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try them. I would also have to agree with Ellen above….there is no such thing as “leftovers” with your recipes! At least, not in my house…

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61 Tara May 8, 2014

Making these brownies now and watching the game!! GO HABS GO! :)

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62 Nadine May 8, 2014

Hi Angela, the raw chocolate brownies look absolutely delicious! What could I use as a substitute for the hemp seeds? I live in Singapore and I haven’t seen hemp seeds in shops here sofar. Thanks so much & take care!

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63 Laurie May 8, 2014

I can’t wait to try these!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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64 Ashley May 8, 2014

This just looks too good to be true! But it is true and I can’t wait to make it! :) (It’s starting to get hot here in Reno, so I’m definitely not wanting to turn on the stove.)

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65 Denise May 9, 2014

Could you use a vitamix to create the mixture instead of a food processor?

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66 Gourmet Getaways May 9, 2014

You presented this so well with your photos! Well done! The brownies…the milk – superb!

Julie
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67 The Vegan Cookie Fairy May 9, 2014

Woooow! I am dying to have some of these! Thank you for sharing this crazy tasty recipe! I hope all’s well with you (and don’t stress about ‘perfect DIY’… the most important thing is that you like it :)

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68 Katie C May 9, 2014

Daft question… So, in practice, is there any difference between using cocoa powder and cacao powder? I know cocoa isn’t raw, but do they behave differently?
Cheers.

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69 Heather J May 10, 2014

Slightly different flavours. Cocoa is a bit more bitter.

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70 Ashleyy May 9, 2014

Made these last night to bring into work today! One word: YUMMMMMM. I used cashews instead cause that’s what I had and I don’t love walnuts. So essentially it’s like a chocolate version of the cookie dough Lara bar recipie which is my total fave. Sooooo yummy!!

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71 Courtney Bentley May 9, 2014

These look like something I will be eating an entire pan of,…OMG yum!

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72 Erin May 9, 2014

I made these last night and they were AMAZING! My roommates absolutely raved about them, and we nearly ate the entire pan. They’re everything I look for in a brownie but raw which is a huge plus! You’re so talented Angela. Thank you!! :)

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73 Linda @ Veganosity May 9, 2014

Angela, we live parallel lives, only instead of planning a nursery I’m planning a college graduation for my first baby. What?!

Tonight my hubby, son, and I will be cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks while eating some of these amazing looking raw brownies. I’ve made a baked vegan brownie, but I haven’t ventured into the raw zone yet. Today is the day!

Thanks for sharing this, can’t wait to try them.

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74 Theresa May 9, 2014

Could I substitute raw sunflower seeds for the hemp seeds, which I don’t have?

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75 lauren May 9, 2014

Woah these sound crazy good. I think they will be PERFECT this afternoon when it gets p to 86F here, pull out of the freezer and enjoy brownie goodness!
Oh and hockey, in the past 5 years I have come to LOVE this sport! I didn’t grow up with it but I am a convert. It is just so exciting!
As for the nursery I recommend Young House Love’s blog, they always make me feel like I am capable of anything!

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76 Mary @ Mary's Test Kitchen May 9, 2014

These look fab! And…another reason why I need a food processor in my life..

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77 Elana May 9, 2014

I too am both a Habs and Pens fan! Your household sounds exactly like mine, that is too funny!
When I first saw your blog post about these brownies, I was like, Oh oh, something else I can’t have with my limited diet, but surprisingly, most of the ingredients I can have! I can’t wait to make these, what an awesome treat to have during those exciting (stressful) hockey games!

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78 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2014

heh…yea, when our Leafs didn’t make the playoffs we decided we still wanted to watch a couple good series so Habs & Pens it is! And what great series they’ve turned out to be.
Enjoy the brownies if you make them!

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79 Stephanie L May 9, 2014

I need to figure out a sub for the hemp. Other than that…I’m looking forward to trying these!!

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80 LindaLee May 9, 2014

I want to try and make these into Truffle Balls–do you think that would work?? Just sounds so GOOD!

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81 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2014

I can’t see why not! If the dough doesn’t stick enough just add a small splash of water.

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82 Michelle @LALLnutrition May 9, 2014

These look divine! I love making raw truffles and yes changing up the nuts and seeds makes them so versatile just like these lovely brownies! I love the melted chocolate layer though…that’s the bees knees – must try lol. I also love that they are packed full of omega-3s, so amazing for your little one!

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83 Carla May 9, 2014

Those brownies look delicious! Our lives are so similar right now! I’m due Sep 25 and lately every night my husband and I turn on the hockey, get something chocolate and I research baby must haves on the iPad :)

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84 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2014

Congrats on your pregnancy! it’s funny to think there are other couples in similar stages doing the exact same things each night ;)

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85 Megan May 9, 2014

I made these brownies last night and they were UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE!!! Neither my boyfriend or I are vegans but we both agreed that these brownies could convert us!! I’m also pretty positive that these are the healthiest brownies I’ve ever eaten so I don’t even feel remotely guilty about eating half the pan myself! Thanks for the recipe!! Xx

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86 Rachel // Sweet Talk May 9, 2014

These look unbelievable Angela!! I serve mine all the time with a similar chocolate ganache on top! Great minds think alike ;)

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87 Lou May 9, 2014

Um, Ok. I’ll go make these right now. :-)

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88 Lou May 9, 2014

Um, Ok. I made them and they are amazing. I believe I said “Holy $*it” these are good” out loud to myself while shoveling brownie dough in my mouth straight from the food processor. Everybody, stop what you are doing and go make these.

Thanks Angela!

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89 Kate @Almond Butter Binge May 9, 2014

I love two things about this recipe: how chocolatey they look, and how I can make these without an oven! That will be a godsend come summer :)

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90 Kristina May 9, 2014

These look delicious. And relax — babies don’t give a hoot about nurseries. Worrying about decorating one if it’s no fun for you is a total waste of psychic energy. All little ones need is love and nurturing and a place to sleep. The rest is window dressing for the neighbors.

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91 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 12, 2014

I’m actually having a lot of fun planning it!

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92 autumn May 10, 2014

I love that you are incorporating raw recipes too! Thanks!

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93 Martine May 10, 2014

I just made the brownies … Delicious! Thanks for the great recipe

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94 Barbara May 10, 2014

I can’t wait to try your brownies. I make raw brownies too yet these are different! :)

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95 Kelly May 10, 2014

OMG! I just make these! They are SOOOOOO good! Thanks for the recipe!

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96 Jen May 10, 2014

I made the bottom portion of these minus the cacao nibs and the salt. They were wonderful. The recipe is a keeper!! I don’t think you need any topping at all and without the topping they are very low in fat.

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97 Jen May 10, 2014

I forgot to mention that I used Penzey’s full fat cocoa (not dutched), which is not only delicious but a better source of antioxidants than the dutched variety.

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98 Heather J May 10, 2014

Just made a half batch of the brownies. They are awesome! Very rich. The chocolate topping really steps it up from just a typical raw ball/Larabar clone to legit dessert. Good work!

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99 Kira - The Healthable Old Soul May 10, 2014

Have you ever tried brownies made from kidney beans? I was shocked at the flavor and they reminded me of raw brownies! Yours looks fabulous!

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100 Deutsche Mama May 10, 2014

I made these brownies today and they are soooo good. I had one this afternoon and two more in front of the TV this evening :o). Awesome recipe. Thank you so much!

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101 Anuja May 10, 2014

This looks yummy! Can’t wait to try.

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102 Sarah @ Seriously Lovely May 11, 2014

Oh wow, these look delicious! Perfect fix for a chocolate craving (which I always seem to have!)

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103 Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa May 11, 2014

I neeed these asap! They look incredible! :D happy mother’s day!

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104 Jessica May 11, 2014

I’ve already eaten two squares and I’m trying to distract myself from getting up and eating more. :) Great recipe, I can see myself making these when the weather gets hotter and I don’t want to turn on my oven.

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105 Brittany May 11, 2014

I made these last night and they were amazing. I’ve tried a lot of other raw vegan brownies recipes and these were by far the best. Although the other recipes have been good, the biggest problem I have with other recipes is the texture. These brownies are the perfect texture and the flavor is perfect!

I also made two batches of the ‘our favorite veggie burger’ and the ‘Indian lentil-cauliflower soup’ from the cookbook last night and they were also amazing. I’ve been making a batch of the soup each week since I bought the book and still look forward to it every week. My fiance has started adding sriracha since he likes really spicy food and said it fits perfect with the flavor of the soup.

Thank you Angela for all the great recipes and Happy Mothers Day :)

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106 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 11, 2014

Hi Brittany, I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks for your feedback :)

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107 Raquel @ My California Roots May 11, 2014

Um, hi. If anything is going to distract me from my no-desserts plan I’ve got going right now, it’ll be these. Ah-mazing. Also! Just noticed your sidebar still says to “preorder” your book, but I know for sure that it’s out! (Or else it wouldn’t be sitting in my cupboard). Just thought you might like to know :)

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108 amy May 11, 2014

you are genius! i love brownies, but was never crazy about the raw version but with your idea of the chocolate top it sounds amazing! thanks for sharing this :)

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109 Carolina May 11, 2014

Oh my gosh! I just made these for my mom for Mother’s Day and my whole family is absolutely in love with them. Thank you for the recipe.

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110 Laurie May 11, 2014

These brownies are easy to make and delicious!!! Usually, when I try making something that is Vegan, Raw or good for you it doesn’t turn out. I whipped them up this morning in no time flat and they are seriously YUMMMY! Thank you for sharing this sweet treat! lastruna.blogspot.com/

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111 Elisa May 12, 2014

They look super, dooper good. I make raw brownies almost weekly, but never with such an amazing topping. LOVE

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112 Jessica May 12, 2014

I made these last night and they were amazing!! It was hard to stop eating them :)

These will definitely be on my dessert rotation permanently :)

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113 Kathleen Campbell May 12, 2014

Also wondering, along with several others it sounds like, about substitutions for the hemp. Better to just leave it off altogether? Substitute sunflower seeds? flax? something else?

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114 char eats greens May 12, 2014

Angela! These look amazing. Can’t wait to get back home and make these!!!

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115 Marion May 12, 2014

These are really, and I mean really YUMMY! I shared them with my friends and they loved it too. They couldn’t believe the recipe is without refined sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Thanks a lot!

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116 SV May 12, 2014

I’m off work today and just made these! Can’t wait for them to be out of the freezer and in my face with a cold glass of hemp milk… omg *drool*.

Love all your baby news and information – thanks so much for sharing, I can’t tell you how helpful it is!!

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117 Em @ Love A Latte May 12, 2014

These look amazing! I just got your book yesterday for Mother’s Day and during lunch at work today I picked out all the recipes I want to make this week. So excited for all the breakfast smoothies! What a wonderful book :)

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118 Victoria May 12, 2014

Hey! How long will these last in the freezer? I’m planning a vegan dinner party and would like to be able to make some things ahead of time !! :)

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119 hippymomelizabeth May 12, 2014

I made your brownies for my familys’ mothers day treat. My dates were indeed hard so I tried to soak them but I thought what the heck toss in some water then I read at the bottom of your recipe not to do that…Oops But They were friggin (scientific word:)) great, anyways. I froze mine so when I cut them the chocolate on topped chipped , which means they did not cut uniformly square like your picture(because they were frozen to harden the soft watered bottom layer). Doesn’t matter we ate them and a strawberry pie and a blueberry pie thingy I made as well.

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120 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance May 12, 2014

These look heavenly! I can only imagine the perfect balance of creaminess to crunch!

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121 Cherene May 12, 2014

Made these over the weekend! Excellent! My non-vegan parents loved them!

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122 Amy F. May 12, 2014

Oh my WORD – I just made these tonight and they were a BREEZE. Came together EXACTLY how they appear in the picture. It was my first foray into a vegan dessert (I have been doing Whole30 and just transitioned into full paleo lifestyle). I was worried that I would be tempted to eat the whole pan. NOT going to happen!! These are gloriously RICH and I could not eat another one (I am a huge chocolate lover) – Literal perfection. Due to a walnut allergy, I chose to substitute pecans, and I opted to include the cacao nibs and extra nuts into the brownie part (optional in the recipe). The chocolate on top is smooth and rich. Anyway, I could go on and on, but these will be my go-to treat to keep in the freezer. THANK YOU!!!

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123 Helen @ Scrummy Lane May 13, 2014

I bought something a little similar to this from the supermarket yesterday and it was tasty but … I was thinking that it was a bit small and needed a bit of bite or crunch. So this recipe is perfectly timed! Pinning!

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124 Kelly May 13, 2014

Made these last night without the chocolate topping. They are perfection! Love them.
As for nursery planning, I remember laying awake at night obsessing over colour schemes and decor ideas :)

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125 Elaine May 13, 2014

Hi Angela – as usual, these look amazing. I have a quick question: I preordered your book and got the bonus recipes in a pdf which now won’t open. Is there any way to get it again?
thanks,

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126 Kelly May 13, 2014

Just wanted to say that I used to be a regular reader of your blog. I have been less-available lately with my senior year of college. I went on your blog today to catch up and explore and I discovered you are pregnant! (I know I’m a little late) but I wanted to say congratulations! Keep up the good work. This recipe looks amazing, of course.

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127 Nicole May 13, 2014

I’m on my third batch in five days. Is that bad? Nope:-)
These are divine and the first time I’ve tried raw brownies. Needless to say, I’m hooked and I’m guessing my husband is as well since the freezer is the first place he goes when he gets home! Thanks for another, stellar recipe!!!!!

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128 Nicki May 13, 2014

One of my (pregnant) friends recently mentioned to me that an active baby after eating something could be a sign of a dietary sensitivity of the baby. Maybe something to keep an eye on!

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129 kimmythevegan May 13, 2014

Mmmm these look so good!!!
It’s funny – you say you aren’t crafty and yet I always seem to picture your house as a Pinterest Perfect setup ;p I bet you’re not as bad as you think you are.
Can’t wait to try these brownies. I have all of the ingredients so I imagine will be sooner than later ;p

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130 Charity May 13, 2014

I made these for Mother’s Day, and everyone loved them! My mom (who usually thinks my desserts taste too “healthy”) enjoyed these so much, that she asked to take two more home for later in the week. Thanks for a delicious recipe.

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131 Heidi May 13, 2014

I’m on an elimination diet and can’t have sugar so just made the brownies without the coating. HEAVEN! Even my husband who is not on this diet is eating them every night! I will continue to make these even after this diet is “over!!”

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132 Jordan May 14, 2014

These look so incredible! Its amazing what simple dates and walnuts can do to tastebuds…

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133 Colleen May 14, 2014

These are awesome! Made them satuday and they were gone by monday. Thanks so much for all the recipes Angela! I am also really enjoying your book :)

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134 Sarah May 14, 2014

Wow, these are SOOOO good. I couldn’t believe it!

I dumped a little maple syrup into the bottom layer too, which made the mix a little sticky/chewy instead of more “lara bar” like, but it’s a big huge hit here at my house (and I live with serious chocoholics/sweet tooths).

By the way, your new Pinterest capability is ruining your menu pulldowns. When I try to pull down a menu to go to a certain category, the menu disappears and I get the pinterest thing coming up on the photo underneath it. Please fix! :)

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135 Tara May 14, 2014

I made these tonight and they are perfection! Love your cookbook and blog. Thank you for sharing your gift :)

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136 Molly @ Rebel Yoga Online May 14, 2014

These look so good. Always nice to have healthy (and vegan) treat options!

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137 Melanie May 14, 2014

Made these for myself and my family for Mother’s Day and they were a hit!

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138 Medeja May 15, 2014

I am crazy about brownies! I would finish such delicious ones in couple of days! :)

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139 Lizzie Derksen May 15, 2014

I bought coconut oil for the sole purpose of trying out your myriad dessert recipes. Clearly, I was just in time.

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140 Leanne May 15, 2014

So I did make these, and my husbands top quotes about them were…”Best brownie I have ever eaten!” and “Seriously, these are Vegan?”. He did buy me your cookbook for Mother’s Day. Pretty sure these Brownies made him excited about that purchase! Thanks!

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141 Christabel May 15, 2014

I made these last night and they did not disappoint! My dates were pretty firm and I soaked them. I got impatient after 10 minutes and it worked out fine. :)

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142 Sam May 16, 2014

I made these last night and they are delicious! The perfect little treat! I only had 1 cup of walnuts so subbed in pecans for the 2nd 1/4 cup.

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143 Richard May 16, 2014

These brownies are in the top 5 vegan foods I have EVER made…and I’m a long time vegan! Can’t say enough good things about them!

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144 Petra May 16, 2014

Awesome recipe! Thank you for using so many pictures in your posts, it makes it a lot easier for us to follow along as we prepare these brownies.

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145 Mandi May 16, 2014

Yum, this looks so good! I love brownies and I love anything raw. Thank you for the recipe!

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146 Carole May 18, 2014

Whoa… I will for sure be making these! I am really finding that a food processor is something I need to invest in!! There’s a whole world of stuff I can make with it! Your photo’s as usual are so lovely! :)

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147 Melissa @ Treats With a Twist May 18, 2014

You’re killing me! This looks SO good! And I have all the ingredients…darn it I might have to make them. Pull my arm ;)

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148 Lindsay May 19, 2014

Ok so these are amazingly delicious and addictive…
I am celiac, and try to avoid dairy so these are great! Thank you so much I officially have my favourite brownie recipe ever!

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149 Mary May 20, 2014

Angela – these brownies are delicious and decadent! I took a look through your cookie recipes and wondered if you have posted anything on quinoa cookies? I had a soft,chewy cookie yesterday that was quinoa, almond, cherry. With cherries being in season right now, I would love your take on a cookie like this! Very much enjoying your book! Thank you for the beautiful recipes!

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150 Cheryl May 20, 2014

I have made these twice now and they are too, too good. The second time I ran out of cocoa powder, so I made the top layer with melted chocolate chips, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt. It works, but I prefer the original recipe. They are a perfect chocolate fix. Very chocolatey, very rich, and somehow also packed with nutrients. I love them a little too much, I think.

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151 Kelly May 20, 2014

Made them this afternoon–absolutely freakin delicious! Can’t keep my kids away from them.

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152 Andrea May 20, 2014

Another home run Angela. I made these yesterday and my husband and new bosses were all blown away with the flavour. Thank you for your creativity.

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153 Andrea May 20, 2014

Wow Angela, these were such a home run. We all loved them and had to stop ourselves from eating ourselves sick. Great job, great creativity.

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154 Gauri May 21, 2014

Hi…what could i sub in for the hemp seeds?

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155 LuBett aka Lisa May 25, 2014

I used sunflower and sesame seeds instead of hemp.

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156 Erin May 21, 2014

Wow! You’ve done it again. Just made these today and eaten the first one, and they are to die for. These are so good and easy. I love the ingredients and I love that they are raw! Thanks for another keeper!

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157 Suzanne May 23, 2014

These are deadly!!!! YUM

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158 Josine May 24, 2014

These are GREAT, Angela! They don’t give me the sugar crashes that I have with regular sugar. I’ve been trying to stay off refined sugar the past weeks to see what it does to my skin and mood, and your brownies have helped me do it :-) Thanks!!

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159 Josine May 24, 2014

Btw, I used pecans instead of walnuts (for some reason walnuts make me feel sick) and it worked out perfect!

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160 Bobbie May 24, 2014

I just made these – oh my god they’re delicious! And so easy to make! I couldn’t find the hemp seeds so I used linseed and my dates were dried so I softened them for 2 minutes in hot water. Definitely recommended!

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161 LuBett aka Lisa May 25, 2014

I made them with a mixture of sunflower and seasme seeds instead of hemp. They turned out amazing. Thanks for the great recipes.

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162 Kandace May 26, 2014

These are so good! I made them a couple of days ago and I can’t stop snacking on them. Thank you for so many terrific recipes!

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163 Abena May 27, 2014

Oh my gosh ! This looks so amazing I can’t even think straight! Talk about sunday afternoon snacking on the roof terrace! Not to mention guilt free! Love your blog!! Keep up the excellent work!!! I would like to interview you for my blog if that is possible! Please do get in touch xxx

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164 Wendy May 27, 2014

I have made these brownies twice now for my family and they are a MAJOR hit with a husband who is a chocaholic, and two little ones who keep a “clean” diet. The first thing I thought after trying one is “who cares if it’s healthy???? It’s awesome!” The only change I made was with the second amount of walnuts… I simply chopped them up and put them on top of the bottom layer and then spread the chocolate top layer over it. Amazing! Thank you so much for all you share with us.

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165 Luna June 1, 2014

Man, these look so good but I tried it and failed! As I was making it I wondered how is this going to work with such small amount of liquid? (just vanilla extract?) My food processor and vitamix couldn’t handle it. so I ended up trying to mix it by hand. It just ended up clumpy and very dry. I couldn’t get it to mix so eventually I added applesauce and a banana. Still too dry! so I added some coconut oil. It’s not bad but not great :/ I wonder if there is an ingredient left out of this recipe? or did I miss something huge? Do you just need a really high powered food processor?

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166 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 2, 2014

Hi Luna,
Yes you definitely should use a sturdy food processor for this recipe and not a blender. There aren’t any ingredients left out. Hope you have better success next time. Just curious – which brand of food processor are you using?

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167 Gita June 12, 2014

My Tefal blender comes with a mini grinder and chopper that aren’t exactly power houses. So I did the nuts and dates separately (and just a few at a time), and then mixed everything really well by hand in a bowl, along with the rest of the ingredients. Seemed to work fine. Hope that helps, as they are so so worth the effort, being pretty much the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

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168 Krisanne June 4, 2014

Can’t wait to try theseeee!! And enjoy them with a large glass of milk!! Yummy, my bump and I thank you!!! :D :D :D :D xxxxx

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169 Cathryn June 5, 2014

Just made these – just Fabulous! The challenge will be to limit myself to 1-2 of these bad boys/day. Should be called “Not Yo Mama’s Brownies”. They’re better – and infinitely more satisfying.

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170 Donna June 9, 2014

These brownies nearly burnt out the motor of my food processor and then were very hard to spread. I was thinking that maybe they weren’t worth it, but I just tasted my first one and they are so worth it. Thanks so much for the great posts and the cookbook. I enjoy it all and am a faithful follower.

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171 Allison June 9, 2014

These brownies are AMAZING!!! Talk about death by chocolate, wow! The coconut oil in the homemade chocolate gives it a nice coconut flavor along with the intense chocolate, love it! Also, I only ate one brownie and feel very satisfied. I have a huge sweet tooth, especially when it comes to chocolate, and these brownies did the job and then some.

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172 Miriam June 11, 2014

I made these awesome Brownies yesterday and everyone loved them! For future reference, I made them mostly one-handed with my 8 month old baby on my hip!!

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173 Meg June 24, 2014

These came out phenomenally. I didn’t freeze them, just kept them in the fridge and they came out perfect. This is my go to recipe for chocolate brownies now. I love that I can eat one, feel satisfied (the texture of the brownie is so similar to fudgey brownies and the chocolate on top is SO GOOD) and I don’t feel that sick weighed-down feeling I would get after regular flour brownies!!! I would add some organic sprinkles to the top or raspberries while the frosting is still cooling. So good. Thanks for sharing!!

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174 Nicole A June 26, 2014

Can I say wow! Just had the first finished bite. Wholesome, dense, chewy, with brownie taste! Don’t skip the salt; it’s essential. I used a slightly smaller pan, too, so they could be thicker. I’m so excited to have my freezer stocked with these!

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175 Jessica June 27, 2014

These turned out delish!
It was a little crumbly – I would add more dates to the brownie mix to keep it held together. I made this for friends and they loved it! Melts quick, so serve it straight out of the freezer :)

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176 Lucinda June 28, 2014

Oh. My. Goodness. These are seriously good!

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177 Sarika June 30, 2014

Just made these tonight and they are absolutely delicious! I’ve been craving brownies (the kind with white sugar and white flour) but I’m trying to stay away from that stuff. These definitely satisfied my cravings! I’ve never tried one of your dessert recipes, but it’s safe to say that I will be trying many more, and soon. Thank you!

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178 Lisa | Mummy Made.It July 20, 2014

We make ‘energy balls’ (essentially the brownie base recipe in balls) all the time but I never thought to add a chocolate top! How silly of me not to think of adding chocolate- chocolate goes with everything!

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179 Rosa August 18, 2014
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Hi Angela,

I’ve been making these brownies since they appeared on your blog time and time again. They’ve become a staple in my house, as soon as we run out of them I make another batch. They are delicious!

Rosa

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180 Sonya August 19, 2014

We are loving these- I am a southern girl so using pecans not walnuts:) Also just using the brownie recipe to make little snack balls. No icing needed these are so delicious. I use a small cookie scooper , freeze as advised and then store in refrigerator.
YUM

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181 Emily August 19, 2014
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My kids and I make this one all the time! I love that they gobble them up after we make them together. It is so satisfying to give them a treat that is healthy for them.

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182 Sarika August 20, 2014
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My favorite brownies!! I’ve made them many times.

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183 Gessica August 22, 2014

Hi Angela, these look delicious! I can’t wait to make them. I have all the ingredients right now besides the medjool dates. Is there a substitute for them so that I can make them right now? Thank you for all these inspiring recipe posts! :)

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184 Monica August 28, 2014

Thank you for this! I made these tonight and they’re delicious and full of goodness. I’m always looking for treats I can store easily and now I have raw brownies ready whenever I crave something sweet. Though…I’m not sure they’ll last all that long. :)

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185 Svetlana August 31, 2014

I’ve made these a bunch of times and they are delicious! I also made the original recipe from the sweettalk blog and this one is way better.

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186 Laura September 5, 2014
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I just made these and they are incredible! My mum said these were the best brownies in the world ahah. However, I had some problems making them since my medjool dates weren’t very soft: you really have to soak them before attempting the brownies!

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187 Yana September 9, 2014

Hi Angela,

Firstly I love you recipes on the site, but am in love with your cookbook!!! I had a quick question, do you have any suggestions for replacing the oil portion of the frosting? Can there even be an alternative (trying to reduce oil intake in my diet)?

Thank you!

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188 Pam September 13, 2014
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Just made these super tasty brownies. Totally killed my chocolate craving which is hard to do. Will make these again especially because the recipe seems forgiving and I can try variations.

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189 Milissa September 14, 2014
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Just made these earlier today and they are amazing. I decided I wanted “brownie bites” so since we aren’t 100% vegan (YET!!) I added a couple tablespoons of honey to the dough so it would hold together a little better, scooped and rolled into one-inch balls, froze, then dipped in the chocolate. Soooo yummy!! Oh, and I did swap 1/4 cup of the raw walnuts for raw cashews because I ran out of walnuts. But I think I shed a few tears when I ate the first one!

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190 Kate September 15, 2014
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Made these yesterday, hands down one of the best things I have ever tasted! Didn’t have walnuts so used pecans instead and used carob chips instead of cocoa nibs. Even my chocolate hating boyfriend is hooked! And so quick and easy to make :)

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191 Lindsay September 20, 2014

Okay so these are so good that I adapted the recipe into smaller servings/one serving size so I don’t eat too many…they’re that good…I have to restrict myself! Thank you for the best brownie recipe ever.

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192 Kaylie September 21, 2014
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Hi Angela!
I just made these brownies and my husband devoured his square and declared them “magical.” Best dessert he’s enjoyed in a long time! Thanks for such a fabulous, healthy, and easy recipe!

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193 Olga September 24, 2014
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The brownies were delicious and very quick to make. Just a perfect combination of flavour and sweetness, and the protein content is a nice bonus. t I did find the chocolate layer a little too sweet, it took away from the brownies. Next time I might only use half of the top layer. Having said that, the sweetness might not be a bad thing, I did stop eating after two brownies instead of having the whole thing.

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194 Robyn October 3, 2014
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These are so good! I made just the bottom layer and shaped them into little balls that I keep in the freezer. They really do taste like brownies. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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195 Angelina October 6, 2014
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I just made these and they turned out fantastic…. exactly the same as your photos so I’m very happy! They are extremely rich and dense though so a little goes along way. Thank you

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196 Lisa October 8, 2014

I made these last night and Oh My GOSH! Died and went to brownie heaven… Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe! Its bliss!

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197 Lieke October 10, 2014
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Perfection. I normally don’t really like desserts with dates, but these brownies came out perfect. The bottom was very fudgy and rich with a crunch, the top had a nice snap. I found one whole square to be a little too much, so I cut each square into four little squares, so you get a ton of bite-sized pieces. I’ve made them twice so far, and everybody who tasted it loved it!

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198 Bridie October 16, 2014

Hey, they look amazing – can’t wait to try them!
It might be a silly question – but can they be frozen for up to a few weeks?

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199 Jennifer October 18, 2014
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These are THE best brownies I’ve ever made! I used raw cashews (soaked a few hours) instead of walnuts and also used raw macadamia nuts for the chopped nuts. I did soak dates as suggested and used the cream from the coconut milk. I replaced hemp with ground flax seeds.
I never left a review before, but as I’m making these now for the second time, I feel they’re more than worthy of a review. I may add some coconut just for fun. Another reviewer said she used cherries and that sound delicious. Thanks!
Thank you so very much for posting this beautiful vegan recipe. Gluten free is a huge plus for me and any recipe to help the animals is wonderful.
Go Vegan! For the animals!
P.S. Is it just me or does anyone else find it so annoying when looking at reviews for recipes and all the comment says is how good they look or can’t wait to try? I love reading how others made their version or any extra tips and if they liked how the recipe turned out. Not that they are going to try the recipe someday. Sorry for the little vent.
Peace

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200 Edita April 25, 2015

I totally agree! I don’t want to waste my time on reading how good the pictures are. I can see it myself. I am really happy for Angela, that she has so many followers, but I think commenting on the pictures is not necessary. People, try those recepies, they are good!

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201 AW October 22, 2014

Would banana be an appropriate sub for the dates?

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202 Emily Fyffe October 23, 2014
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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! I just made these and they are HEAVEN ON EARTH!!! I was a little unsure of myself when I first began making them as I tend to have bad luck when it comes to any sort of “no bake” recipes. But these….these are absolutely divine. I have a super cheap blender, but I was still able to mix everything together by blending only a tiny bit at a time (took a while, but was well worth it!) I am so blown away by this recipe, the fact that it has no refined sugar, no flour, is completely raw, 100% deliciousness and EVEN GOOD FOR YOU! Sorry for all the yelling….I’m just really excited over this :) Thank you for sharing with with the world!

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203 Mitra October 27, 2014
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After making these the first time I have to have some of these in my freezer all the time! These are my go to chocolate treat and I have made them with pecans when I ran out of walnuts and they are just as delicious! Thanks so much for allowing me to have a guilt free treat to satisfy my cravings and still feel healthy!

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204 selina October 28, 2014

Question, Does anyone know what is a good replacement for hemp seeds if it’s not readily available/accessible? Thanks :)

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205 Tasha December 20, 2014
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I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THESE IN MY OWN HOUSE WITHOUT AN OVEN, AND WITHOUT A WORKING FOOD PROCESSOR! It was a bit of a pain, but I used my blender for the walnuts and hemp seeds, and then mixed in the dates with my KitchenAid stand mixer with the beater attachment… it still worked! Mine are pretty gooey, probably because I didn’t drain the dates well enough, and I even used 1/3 raw cacao in the base, instead of the 1/2c, and they are still BEYOND delicious! I cut them into itty bitty, teeny tiny squares, and you are absolutely correct: a tiny dab will do ya. Even my super-finicky parents love these! I say: WINNER.

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206 Tara January 12, 2015
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These are awesome! Made mine with raw almonds and sunflower seeds and reduced the amount of maple syrup. A small bite goes a long way as they are very dense and chocolatey. I’ve left mine in the freezer to make it more work to get to!

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207 June January 17, 2015
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I have always been a huge fan of all your recipes, but this one is my favourite by far! They are easy to make and taste soooo yummy! I make these all the time, they are my go to dessert! Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe!

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208 Tracy February 3, 2015

These brownies are fabulous! I keep a batch in the freezer to grab whenever I need an immediate chocolate fix! Tonight I made your ‘Almost Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding’ and spread some of it on top of the brownie, it made a great smooth and chewy chocolate treat in 1! Love your recipes and your blog!

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209 Angie February 19, 2015
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Just made these again for about the tenth time–I think they might be my favorite recipe from this blog! Definitely make the top chocolate layer, that “snap” takes it over the top.

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210 Julie March 12, 2015

Hello, fellow Habs fan! Thank you for sharing this recipe, as a die hard fan of chocolate, I will definitely give it a try! I love your granola bar recipe and the banana bread muffin tops (and my kids too, by the way!).

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211 Sophia March 17, 2015

I ALWAYS see recipes calling for a food processor, but I don’t have one and they’re really expensive. Is there anything I can substitute it for..like a smoothie blender?

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212 Diana @ VEGG Chef March 18, 2015

I’m a total brownie addict! I have the perfect caramel sauce to top these brownies with. Thank you for the inspiration.

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213 Maggie @ Veg Fiend March 22, 2015
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Just made these! So tasty. I subbed non-dairy chocolate chips for the homemade chocolate sauce because I was lazy. Loved the crunch from the cacao nibs. Another great recipe, Angela!

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214 Sheelagh March 27, 2015
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These are so good it’s verging on ridiculous! Haha
I can’t believe how much they taste like regular brownies — even right out of the freezer! No need to even wait for them to thaw like most raw desserts. And so many healthy ingredients. Having these in the freezer as a healthy and satisfying treat when needed is the best!

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215 Tatyana March 29, 2015
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Hi Angela, what a delicious recipe! I had to make the brownies twice this week—my family and colleagues loved them so much! Keep up the good work!

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216 Simone April 14, 2015
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Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!
I have just made this substituting the hemp seeds with linseed (hempseed are really hard to find here in Australia) that I have finely ground and it is fabulous!!
Am going to take it and share it on a metta retreat this weekend.
So very appropriate… this is definitely loving-kindness in a square!!
Xx

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217 Malik April 18, 2015

Anyway I could make this fit a 16×9 pan?

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218 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2015

Hi Malik,

The brownies turned out very thin in a 9″ square pan. I don’t think it would work as you would have to double the recipe.

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219 Edita April 25, 2015
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Couple days ago made it and I must say it was best brownies I have ever had! Even my picky kids loved it! I was eating brownies for breakfast, lunch and snacking in between. Got everything ready for making more today. Thank you for sharing such goodies!

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220 Shannon May 4, 2015
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Hi Angela, I made these this past weekend to bring to a dinner party and they totally blew me and the other guests away. Both the flavor and texture are, like, droolworthy good. Not just “good for a raw dessert” – I’d probably rather have these than any baked brownies I’ve made. And yet, because they’re so wholesome I feel satisfied after just having one small square. It’s almost too good to be true. Seriously this is now one of my favorite desserts I’ve ever made. I’ll start buying walnuts and hemp in bulk now ;]

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe :)

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221 Irene May 4, 2015
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Oh my gosh! I just made these delightful brownies. So good!!! Great recipe to make in the summer as well (not using the oven is nice).

I recently bought your cookbook and I am having fun trying out different vegan recipes. I decided to make this recipe instead of the one in the cookbook because it has no sugar!!!! A guilt free treat to curb my sweet tooth.

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222 Nancy DePutter May 8, 2015
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Best brownies hands down! Wanted to make a cake for friend’s birthday but didn’t have enough time, or enough ingredients so I whipped these up and they were fantastic.
Had to post them on my blog too! Thank you!!

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223 Pam Allen May 26, 2015
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I have made the raw chocolate brownie recipe so many times. I adore it, so do my family and friends. I also recommend your site to my clients who often require healthy eating options. Thanks so much for your fabulous recipes. You clearly demonstrate that healthy is yummy!!

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224 Katinka July 12, 2015
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Hi Angela!

I made them today and they are great great great! Thank you so much for this incredible recipe – as well as all the others. ;-)

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225 Meggan July 27, 2015

I made these the other night and they are fantastic! You only need a little piece to satisfy and even the non restrictive eating housemates enjoy them. Thanks much for the recipe.

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226 Karyn August 17, 2015
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These are divine. My family wanted brownies & I did not want to partake, so a handy search brought me here. Your recipes always save me! Thanks SO much!

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227 carol burgess September 2, 2015
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First time at raw brownies, turned out brilliant be great for a treat, a little bit salty though would definitely use less next time. Loved the crunchy bits (I used pecans in chopped nuts at the end) and you couldn’t taste the hemp seeds ! A definite keeper !

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228 Marianne November 21, 2015
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I just made these!! This is the best recipe yet!! I only added chopped pecans on top the chocolate before it set. It was perfect. I wish I could share the pic with you. Also. I couldn’t find my small springform since I halved the recipe so I lined a small round cake pain with plastic wrap and once it set and was solid (about an hour), it pulled right out.

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229 Marianne November 21, 2015
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Oh. I substituted pecans for walnuts. Sorry, didn’t have any walnuts. It was fabulous.

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230 Will January 5, 2016
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I ate them. they tasted good. mission success

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231 Kristie January 25, 2016
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Hi Angela, I LOVE these brownies, and I believe I saw them in your protein-rich pregnancy sample meal plan. I’m wondering if you’ve done any research on the safety of raw cacao nibs during pregnancy?

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232 Jelli April 15, 2016

Yum! Granted, these don’t compare to “real” brownies, in my opinion, but as far as a healthy version go, they’re delish. I didn’t have dates so I used prunes with great results. Also added a little honey to the topping, though I realize that might be taboo. Thanks for the recipe.

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233 Angela Liddon April 15, 2016

Hi there, I’m glad to hear the prunes worked out well! Thanks for the lovely comment.

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234 Elizabeth April 16, 2016
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I made these brownies today (love!) and added some cinnamon to the chocolate topping. Wow, did it make the flavors sing–kind of gave it a Mexican chocolate twist. I’ve recently committed totally to a plant-based diet, and your site has been an inspiration. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes!

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235 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

Hi Elizabeth, I am so happy to hear that my blog has been a source of inspiration for you. Thank you for the lovely comment, and enjoy those brownies!

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236 Nancy April 28, 2016

Hi Angela, a BIG Thank you for your recipes! we (my husband especially) love them and my 15 mos loves your green monster!
Just a question, Hulled hemp seeds are actually unavailable where we are living, so do you have any substitution suggestion?
Thank you again!

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237 Katie June 17, 2016

They look amazing! I love the idea of double chocolate. Is there a substitution for walnuts?

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