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Jan

Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies

by Tiffany in Recipes

Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownie Balls - Sinfully Delicious!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownie Balls – Sinfully Delicious! Mmmmmm. Yes they are THAT good. I can’t help but make little moaning sounds when eating them…you know what they say about chocolate right? Hubby thinks I have lost my mind a little. He loves them too though and says they taste like the truffles his mom used to make.

I never understood the mainstream obsession with chocolate until yesterday when I made these. The recipe is my own invention that has definitely earned a position in my Raw Vegan Kids recipes book.

What you need: 1 cup of walnuts, 8-12 dates (soaked first), 1/2 cup carob powder, 1/2 cup cacao powder, 1/8 cup shredded coconut, and 2 teaspoons Agave nectar. A little water may be added if more moisture is needed.

I mixed it all up in a Blendtec and then rolled into little balls. Then I let them chill in the frig for a couple hours. The kids got into them first and declared love at first bite and then I got in on the action….ooooh so good.

This recipe makes about a dozen balls but they are very rich so we still have a couple left this morning….but not for long. Excuse me while I go devour them.

Oh and while I am eating, check out this review I wrote on my other blog about a wonderful guide to raising raw, natural, free range, kids called Evie’s Kitchen.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

18 Comments

  • ClothDiaperGirl

    Ok, not the best post to read when your pregnancy cravings are sky high. I’ll be making these as soon as I get to the grocery store! Thanks! (I can almost smell them!)

  • http://www.environmentallyfriendlyliving.net Rachelle

    These look great! We’re in the process of switching to a vegetarian diet, so I’m on the hunt for new recipes.

  • http://mamaknj.blogspot.com mama k

    I just made something similar the other day (recipe on goneraw.com I think) but your additions sound even better! So I’m going to give these a go next time I pick up some dates. mmmm
    PS my son calls them “meat balls” haha

  • Natural Pod

    Yum! Your books sounds wonderful. I need to get this. I love choc. but doesn’t everyone?

  • http://greenearthjourney.blogspot.com Hyla

    LOL, in my RSS Feed, I read this title as “Raw Vegan Chocolate Bunnies” I was thinking “What?!”

  • Jackie

    I agree w/ you ClothDiaperGirl! I’m due in a few weeks and even reading this post at 9am I would love to eat one right now : )

  • Willow

    Wow. I’ve been trying to get my hubby to eat less processed sweets and this recipe would be perfect.(excluding coconut due to his allergy)

    Only one question… what is Agave nectar and where can I find it?
    Thanks,
    ~ Willow

  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    You can get agave nectar at any health food store like Whole Foods or from Amazon.com

  • Sheri

    We make the same types of snacks over here, and all I have to say is…YUM! These are really good, and make a great to-go snack for my kids. Whenever we bring these snacks out at homeschool classes and such, people ALWAYS ask me for the recipe.

    I always use nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans) along with medjool dates as a base, combine these 2 items well, and then jazz it up with all sorts of tasty vegan additions…flax seeds and flax meal, seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin), coconut, cacao powder and cacao nibs, dried cranberries, maybe some local honey, and those hip little hempseeds. the possibilities are endless! And my kids just INHALE them. We call them Earth Balls, and I just posted about them. Paired with a groovy green smoothie, they make a fabulous meal for my high raw vegan munchkins.

    Am going to try your yummy recipe….they look chocolately and sinfully delicious!

  • Desiree

    What does it mean to “soak the dates” first? Do you just soak them in water? If so, for how long?

  • http://www.naturemoms.com Tiffany

    Yes soaked in water for about 30 minutes. This just makes them moist.

  • http://www.KristensRaw.blogspot.com Kristen’s Raw

    Yum! Sounds fabulous :)

    Cheers for Raw Vegan Desserts!!!

  • Desiree

    Thanks Tiffany!! : )

  • Chuck

    OOH, these do sound good! I’ve been looking for an all-natural alternative to the standard brownie (which I so miss!). Thank you very much for the recipe ;-)

  • Hannah

    Thank you, thank you! I recently switched over to a mostly raw vegan diet, but I’ve been having trouble sticking to it because this summer I’m living with some relatives who are the FURTHEST thing from that. Maybe I can win them over to healthier eating with this one! Thanks again! Let’s hope it works. :]

  • Elaine

    I have been looking for a brownie recipe that I can mix my green food powders in. I think this will work well, I am going to try it out this weekend.

  • http://leenz2theleft@yahoo.com.au Selena Mantey-Worrall

    Hello. i am a young woman 23, in the process of writing a homemade book based around the wonders of food, i am including a few recipies of which all are vegetarian inc raw recipies as i have a special favoritism toward raw food.the plan is to do a wee printing and send the book out to many friends spotted around the globe, also to have a copy in the organic wholefoods store( Piko) where i work. I was wondering if i could place your fantastic recipie in there with a mention of your fantastic website?

    be great to hear back from you.

    Selena Mantey-Worrall, who too loves food and everything about it…

    heres a wee recipie you may like, made it for years and always a hit!!!

    1/2 C tahine (hulled)
    1/2 C Honey } blend

    add } 2 heaped tablespoons carob powder
    1t ginger powder
    small handful of soaked raisins

    fold all ingredients and when mixed well add desicatted coconut until the mixture is firm.
    roll into balls, place on aplate, sprinkle more coconut and let chill for a while. Enjoy!!!

  • AmandaF

    These are Fantastic!!! For my friend’s birthday, I made a batch of these and shaped the brownie into a duck (her favorite animal. Lol). I sprinkled with raw coconut and decorated them…. She fell in love, as did everyone else who tried it..
    And I also made them for a dessert bar at a banquet – They went SO fast and people fell over themselves about how they could ‘possibly be made without processed sugar!?’ *Shock*

    Absolutely amazing, Thanks!