Monday, August 9, 2010

Raw Brownie Bars

These raw brownie bars remind me more of a candy bar than a true brownie.  They are delicious no matter what you call them none the less.  I love that they are naturally dairy and gluten free!  They are great in the summer because they require absolutely no baking to heat up the kitchen!  I adapted this recipe from Ginger Lemon Girl's Chocolate Brownie Bites recipe based on what I had available. 

Raw Brownie Bars

1 cup raw pecans
12 pitted dates
4 tbs dark cocoa powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla

In the food processor first process the pecans until they are finely chopped.
Add in the pitted dates and continue to process until the mixture begins to form a paste.
Add in the cocoa powder, salt, honey, and vanilla.
Continue to process until the mixture begins trying to form a ball or looks like wet sand.
Press into a shallow glass bread pan about 8"x4".
Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
Cut into 8 bars.
If desired may be frozen after cut into bars.


  1. I was weirdly grossed out by dates for the longest time, but have recently realized how awesome they are in recipes like this - so I'm definitely going to add this to the "to-try" list :)

  2. They sound delicious. I am collecting gluten-free Web sites for a friend and I will have to include yours.


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