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  1. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I am so very very impressed at how wonderfully these turned out! I am intrigued and must make a batch asap 🙂

  2. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    I need to do this. But I’d substitute almonds for the walnuts, and wouldn’t bother to shape the dough into brownies. I’d just eat it with a spoon. Go ahead, stop me.

  3. Erin@TheFoodMentalist

    Yep! You have done it again, these look amazing! I will definitely make some but if they are as good as you say they are I’m sorry I wont be able to send you some 🙂

  4. Carla

    hannah these looks AMAZING cant wait to make em!

  5. Johanna GGG

    sounds amazing – definitely for the must bake (oops I mean “make” because I guess in raw-food-land you don’t say bake) list. That top photo is enough for me

  6. ProChef360

    Super impressive. 🙂

    Why did you not share this earlier?


  7. kelli

    oh my! LOVE this post! i’ve had similar brownies so i believe you! those look amazing! my avocado frosting got a little stiff, so i’ll have to try your recipe next time. thanks for sharing.=)

  8. Lizzi

    Even I – lover of all things baked, roasted, burnt, fried and toasted – can accept that this looks positively delicious! The goo factor is truly the selling point, for me.

    Next time can you please make carrot cake? I’ve had SUCH a hankering lately… full of walnuts and sultanas please 🙂

  9. Louise

    Wow. I am rather intrigued. It does look delicious. And I’m quite swayed by your superlatives. I may just have to give this a go. I’m not all that experienced with raw food. I don’t know whether I’m more intrigued or aghast at the thought of avocado in the icing. I do like chocolate beetroot cake so am not totally averse to the use of vegetables in sweet things, but avocado in icing? That takes guts.

  10. Margaret

    Oh my gosh they look amazing! I appreciate the numerous photos you took.

  11. Kath Lockett

    In a way I’m glad that I just scoffed two Cadbury Creme eggs with a coffee before reading this because I have ALL the ingredients for your wonderful brownie slice and would have made it and eaten it all myself. Maybe tomorrow.

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG I’m so excited about this recipe. It looks utterly luscious! 😀

  13. msihua

    Oh yes please! Any recipe that doesn’t involve baking always makes me happy…!! Yippee!

  14. Erica

    gahhhhhhhhhhh those look amazing! I can’t believe they’re raw. And avocado? What an awesome add in. I want one- right now!

    Thanks for the congrats 😉

  15. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    Oh. My. Goodness. Your description was enough to convince me to almost lick my screen. It looks delicious and I will definitely be making this as soon as possible!

  16. Evan Thomas

    I haven’t made a raw dessert in ages. This makes me want to get the food processor out.
    The first time I made avocado frosting, I made a point not to tell anyone. I think it creeps them out. But it’s sooooo good!

  17. Ashley @ Thefitacademic

    Wow, I’ve heard of using avocado in desserts before, but I’ve never tried it. These look TO DIE FOR AMAZING!!! I want one now!!! : )

  18. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I might have actually passed out if I ate these 🙂 They look amazing!

  19. Camille

    I must admit my first thought upon seeing “raw brownies” in your post title was, and I quote, “blech.” But these do look legitimately wonderful, except for the evil walnuts which will be replaced by the vastly superior pecan if and when these get recreated in my kitchen.

    And then I was going to ask why you didn’t use the Vita-Mix to make it before I remembered that this was before Christmas. Blog time-lapse can be confusing sometimes.

  20. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! “I really can’t explain how such is the case, but these raw brownies taste more like brownies than many cooked brownies I’ve eaten in my life” – this is almost exactly what I said to Matt last week when I made raw brownies too. I’ve been searching for YEARS for the “perfect” vegan brownie recipe without success, and then when I tried my raw ones, I turned to him in amazement and said “I think this is it! All along, all I had to do was make them RAW!” HOORAY for raw-piphanies!
    This’ll be the next raw brownie recipe I try 😀 After the multiple batches I’ve made recently finally get eaten up…

  21. Anna Johnston

    These sound amazing – well, they’d have to taste great with these ingredients. Thinking you’ve found your ‘place’ with the whole raw thing girl 🙂

  22. Agnes

    Well you do own a dehydrator now…. 😉

  23. Joe

    Avocado and chocolate? How could that be possible :-)? It will make me feel a bit healthier. What a clever substitute!

  24. Simply Life

    wow, now that is convincing…and it does look as good as you claim!!!

  25. Emily

    Hmmm I am intrigued.

    I will admit I have been somewhat circumspect of some of your recent raw food related posts but these look bloody good. And I have all the ingredients at home (right down to the exact same honey).

    Will give it a go and report back..

  26. Alisa Fleming

    Oh holy desserts! This looks so indulgent, but the ingredients … they are so nice. You are the chocolate goddess.

  27. Joyti

    Don’t blame you for wanting more…those raw brownies look incredible!

  28. What Happens After Five

    I’ll admit that these sound a bit strange but you rave about them so much that I may have to try them!

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  30. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Icing of pure amazingness? So I presume it tasted ok? lol. They do look rather delicious and totally healthy, right? I think your 2011 Top Ten Recipes list is gonna be a doozy!

  31. Jess: cheshirekitykat

    Wow. I tell you what, wow. I just made these. End of story.

    *faints dead on the floor with a chocolate smeared face and empty pan in hand*

  32. steph

    Hannah these are in my freezer right now. I’m excited!

  33. Jessy

    This looks amazing! I love discovering flourless dessert recipes and this one is a raw one on the top of that; but best of all, it only uses simple ingredients! I’m totally adding this to my bookmarks. 🙂

  34. Melinda

    I need to make those ASAP- Yum! 🙂

  35. Susan

    This isn’t usually a recipe that I would make. I think the avocado in the icing would turn me off, but with your praises I think I may have to make this soon!

  36. Choclette

    Oh, how I wish I’d seen this when we did our date challenge back in December, I would have done this for sure. Not that that will stop me, I shall be trying this out AND soon. Unusually, we have just bought a load of avocados – usually really expensive here, so when they ripen ………!

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  38. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Gah!! must try these too! So much to make, so little time hehe 🙂
    Heidi xo

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  41. Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels)

    I honestly can’t imagine brownies with avocado but I am copying this into my “for a rainy day” file and intend to give them a try. 😀

  42. Angela (Oh She Glows)

    Hell to the yes!

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  44. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa

    Oh man…sooo glad I bought a new food processor today! Will be making these stat!

  45. Imwaytoobusy

    I love your ingredient choices! These look so decadent. I have brownies on the brain now 😉

  46. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    i make raw brownies too…and omg wish we lived closer, we could have a (no-bake) a thon!!! and just eat brownies all day 🙂

  47. PoweredbyPeanutButter

    These look great! I might try them out for my birthday this weekend.

  48. Angela (Oh She Glows)

    Guess who is making these!!!

  49. PoweredbyPeanutButter

    Just made these and they are in the freezer right now! The avocado icing is A-mazing!

  50. Jordan

    As soon as I get home for spring break, these are on my to-make list! It is SO happening. I’ve made raw chocolate cakes before and they are heavenly. Can’t wait to try this out!!

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  52. Emily

    Made these! …except me being me, I forgot the vanilla extract. And the cinnamon. So, while I could taste the avocado a bit more than I wanted to, it was still good!! Which means when I do it the right way it will be even better. 🙂

    I love mint chocolate. I might throw some mint extract in the icing next time! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  53. Laura

    These now have a permanent place in my repertoire. The only thing wrong with them is that they disappear too fast.

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  55. The New Epicurean

    I made these today (using hazelnuts, agave and bog-standard dates) for my mother, who pulls a face at the mere mention of “vegan” – and she LOVED them.

    I also found myself slicing off bits (“neatening”) and thinking about the sheer alchemical amazingness of this recipe.

    Brilliant. I shall be making them again, possibly trying out prunes next time.

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  58. Jamee

    Hannah – I love you and I love your recipes! Just made the sunflower and carrot muffins… mmm! Can’t wait to make these!

    1. Hannah

      Aw Jamee, you absolutely just made my day 🙂 Thank you! I’m so glad you liked the muffins, but I bet you’ll like these brownies even more. I know I did 😉

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  60. The Hook

    It’s 8:43 am in Canada as I look upon your awesome site and all this chocolate is making me hungry!

  61. Tammy

    Super-psyched that you continue to add raw fare! These look great and I promise to make them later.

  62. Arianna

    Upon searching for a tasty raw icing recipe, I landed upon this post. I made myself a double batch of this chocolate avocado icing for a batch of raw cupcakes.

    It. Was. ORGASMIC.

    I’m not even the one to comment on blogs or do anything of this sort, but OH LORD this icing has led me to do crazy things. I absolutely CANNOT wait to try the brownie recipe as well. I (luckily) made too much icing, so I will be freezing it and saving it for the brownies. THANK YOU.

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  64. Kelly

    So Delicious! I made these tonight, and had to add a bit more honey, salt and cinnamon to the icing (Because the avocado was pretty big!) But still I think I would do the same thing next time, I like having extra icing, so yummy. Thanks for sharing this!

  65. Rachel

    Hi Hannah, greetings from Amsterdam!
    I have been reading your blog for the last few days and wanted to tell you how much I like EVERYTHING on it 🙂
    This morning I made the marzipan balls (going to make them again tomorrow because they didn’t last long 😉 mmmmm) And just now I made this recipe and it’s absolutely delicious! Thank you!

  66. Jordan

    You sultry little temptress! I wasn’t even *planning* to make these, I was actually looking for something to use up all my ground almonds, bought en masse back when I was in the midst of a crazy macaron-baking phase. (In my defence, my boyfriend loved it at the time.) Now I’m preparing to pop out to the shops and buy the ingredients for these filthy little concoctions.

    Do you have any idea how long those ground almonds have been festering in my store? DO YOU?! And now they’re going to be there for another week at least!

  67. Rachel

    “Come back soon!”

    somehow I never left 🙂

    I made everyone taste the brownies today and – after the initial strugle with the idea of avocados in a brownie – no surprise: everybody loves them!


  68. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    One word. Daaaang these look delicious. The end. Oh wait, that’s 6 words. 🙂 ahhhh I wanna make all this stuff, but we still are finishing other baked goodies! haha. does that happen to you?!

  69. Guy Savage

    I found you on Gummie’s blog. Are you vegan?

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  71. Candy Palmer

    Just the description of that food makes my mouth watery haha! 🙂 It’s kinda late when I saw this post but like they said, it’s better late than never! 🙂 AMAZING!!! 🙂

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  74. ash

    I made this knowing full well that I needed medjools, but only had 3 medjools + whole lot of crappy amary dates! The brownie was way too crumbly because of the dates, but the avocado icing was ohmygoodness why have I never thought to make avocado icing before?!?

  75. Jordan

    I’m so glad I subscribed to the comments thread for this post, it’s like having a tap to a resevoir of pure delight. 🙂

  76. Matt

    What a post. And such delightful eloquence throughout the comments! Utter delight. I’m bringing these to the UK… Right! I could only get dried soft dates so I’m rehydrating them in cold water for about an hour just to fatten them up a bit. I should probably re-weigh the dates after rehydrating them to be on the safe side quantity-wise. But my main question is: 30ml of cocoa? I used an online converter to determine that this should be approx 15g of cocoa. Does this sound about right to you?

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  79. Sahna

    Love your blog, I make your granola recipes regularly and your charm and wit in your posts always makes me smile. I just made these for my relatives who eat paleo ie no sugar or grains. they’re chillin out in the freezer, can’t wait to dig in! Just have to say, that icing is really something else. Absolutely extraordinary. I have to confess to eating rather alot of if straight off the very large spatula I was using to spread on the brownies. Classy. As somebody who loves brownies but also prizes healthful, nourishing food, I say thankyou! Also, for any Melbourne peeps looking for cheap mejdool dates, most middle eastern food stores around Brunswick sell the real deal imported from Iran for around $5 a box.

  80. Renee

    If I make these for a picnic, will they melt? They look divine – even from the perspective of a carnivore!

  81. Jill

    Oh my goodness! If it is possible to love someone because of one recipe then this is it. Thank you. If you can recommend others that are just as awesome I would appreciate it.

    Thanks again

  82. Jenny

    Awesome recipe. Looks like it would be delicious 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.

    Here is brownie recipe you might like also.


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  84. Gabby

    WOW these look amazing. I just love raw desserts, getting so much nutrition, while treating yourself!

  85. bev

    holy crap! i just came across your blog & i’m SO excited to try these (and a bunch of your other recipes)! i’ve recently given up refined sugars (this is hard…my husband and i are definitely sweets/chocolate people too!) but i’m realizing there are lots of creative ways you can still enjoy sugar-free treats that taste so delish (and be healthy at the same time)! thank you!!

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  87. Angie

    Hello. Would you have any idea if these are gluten free? They look awesome!

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  89. Jill

    Seriously best brownie EVA!!! I substituted sunflower seeds for the nuts because of allergies. I had the best workout after eating these . PURE. RAW. ENERGY. I will be eating these before my first half marathon in October. Thanks!

  90. Jolene @ Yummy Inspirations

    Just made these!! WOW!! They are AMAZING!! Thank you for bringing this amazing chocolate treat to my day 🙂

  91. Sadie

    Raw desserts are fabulous in this summer heat. I can’t wait to try these brownies but could you tell me how many tablespoons 30ml of cocoa powder is?

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  94. mattmac

    Hi Hannah- just made these awesome brownies -used half walnut/macadamia in the base and added a squeeze of lemon in the topping- pretty damn tasty. Tried the blender with the topping but blender was too big so had to mix manually with a fork. Some raw choc shavings on top could be nice too. I’m currently helping a friend Louise, a herbalist and raw food chef, open a raw food cafe/tea house in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria-it’s called “Raw on Rye Tea House” and she makes some excellent raw cookies/balls/cakes so might be adding this one to the menu. If you’re down this way do drop in for a cup of tea and taste treat!
    Thanks for sharing your great recipes and musings. Matt

  95. Elle

    These have got to be, hands down, the absolute best brownies ever — of all types! You are awesome, Hannah! Thank you so much for sharing. You’re a star. Xoxo P.S. Only problem is not eating all of them in one day! 😉

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  97. sandrine

    I did it!!! my first Raw brownies and it’s just DIVINE!!!
    i used pecans instead of walnuts… and it’s better the day after, a torture to wait :))
    Thank you Hannah xxxxxx

  98. camille

    I did my first batch, just now, and those brownies are amazing ! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ! I have one question, when you say 1 cup of walnuts and 1 cup of dates, should I mesure 1 cup of halves (for the nuts) and whole dates, or 1 cup of small bits of nuts and dates ?

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  100. Emily

    I just made these and I’m really struggling not to eat the whole batch. DELICIOUS!! I’m a raw food lover but this was my first time making some raw sweet treats – and what a great way to start! I realized I didn’t have enough nuts so instead I used a half cup of peanuts and half of ground almonds and it seems to have turned out nicely! I also then realized I didn’t have enough dates either (the stock in my cupboards were clearly letting me down today!) so made up the cup full with some raisins.

    I stumbled upon your website truly by accident but be sure to know that it has made its way into my bookmarks folder of delicious recipes to try. Keep up the good work!

    🙂 x

  101. Niki

    Made them – delicious – thank you so much – keep the recipes coming x

  102. Jorgen

    Love the recipe, I added some coco fiber and did a mixed nuts variation.
    I soaked the dades as suggested and that worked really good.
    Thanks I will put your site on the favorites list after this.

    Have the BEST day Ever
    Sportive, Healthy & Energetic Grtz

  103. Tze

    I found this recipe through Gastromony’s blog, and I just tried it out…so amazing! I had to chop all ingredients by hand though, as I don’t have a proper mixer cup (tried using my hand mixer in a shallow dish and ‘potting mix’ went everywhere). But now I can confirm that this recipe also works without any kitchen appliances. 😉
    Would it be all right if I linked to this page on my blog, with proper reference to you? I’m not going to repost it, I’d like to write/draw about it and then send people here. 🙂

  104. Signe

    Fantastic cake! Tasted wonderful! I replaced the advokado with a banana and took less honey in (so that it didn’t got all sweet). Was really good! 😀

  105. Milena

    They don’t only look amazing. They taste also wonderful. Thank you! Everybody at home was highly impressed 🙂

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  107. Dawn

    Just made a batch, and wow, DE-lish!:) Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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  109. Emory Healthcare


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  110. Emory Healthcare

    Forgot the link to the blog:

    Sorry about that, and thanks again!

  111. mera yunger

    Can you convert the honey/agave syrup and cocoa into teaspoon/cup measurements? I’d really appreciate it!

  112. Ursula

    Hannah, the brownies are delicious!
    Just served them to my friends…and they are not raw foodies, well they just loved them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  113. laurasmess

    I feel strange writing on this as you wrote this post over three years ago but… oh my GOSH. Delicious, yes! I am making these over the weekend. And then scoffing them, possibly sharing them, but mostly scoffing them. YES.

  114. Gaby

    how wonderfull recipe! can I try use this recipe for making truffles?

  115. Cassandra

    Hello there! I used your recipe just for the chocolate icing (for a cake). It turned out nicely. I was confused about 40ml honey (which I converted to 50g…although I’m not sure if that was accurate) and was especially bemused by 30ml cocoa powder…did you mean ml for the cocoa powder? In the end, i just sprinkled it in and whizzed it up until it was choccy enough. Thanks for the recipe. Am inspired also to make the brownie itself.