Raw Peanut Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Rich and fudgy raw chocolate brownies with a nutty cacao base and a creamy, smooth and decadent chocolate frosting. Topped with chocolate covered peanuts, these brownies are quick and easy to make and are naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? Rich and chocolatey, there is nothing quite like it. But sometimes, you don’t want to switch on the oven and that is where raw brownies come in. These brownies are just as decadent, rich and fudgy as the baked variety complete with a creamy and chocolatey frosting layer. And the thicker the frosting, the better. As you can see from the photos, my frosting is about the same thickness as the raw brownie layer!

Raw Peanut Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

The base layer comes together quickly and easily: soak the pitted dates to make them softer and then blend up with cashews, hazelnuts, cacao powder and a pinch of salt. Simple and so delicious, I love the blend of cashews and hazelnuts, but you can use other nuts, too.

The second layer in these Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies is the frosting and you may not have guessed it… but the key is avocado. You can’t even taste it, so the most ardent of avocado haters won’t even be able to tell. Blend the avocado with some nut butter, coconut oil, syrup and cacao powder until luscious and creamy. It’s delicious straight from the blender as it is very rich and chocolatey. If you prefer it a little sweeter, you can add some more syrup, too. Spread this all over the base and then top with the chocolate peanuts – or use other chocolate covered treats – like these ones from MiiRO. If you don’t have anything, leave these Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies plain on top, they are just as special on their own.

Raw Peanut Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Peanut Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Allow the raw brownies to set in the fridge and then slice them up to enjoy. They are great to serve to friends and family for an afternoon pick me up or mid-morning snack with a cup of tea. They even make a delicious dessert with some ice cream, too.

These double-layered Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies are decadent, indulgent, rich and fudgy while being vegan, gluten-free and refined-sugar-free. The chewy, nutty and denser base contrasts so well with the creamy smooth and addictive chocolate mousse-like frosting.

If you are looking for other raw no-bakes, how about my Vegan Peanut Chocolate TrufflesRaw Nutty Granola Bars with Chocolate Ganache, Raw Apricot Ginger and Coconut Bliss Balls or Dark Chocolate Tart.

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and fudgy raw chocolate brownies with a nutty cacao base and a creamy, smooth and decadent chocolate frosting. Topped with chocolate covered peanuts, these brownies are quick and easy to make and are naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • Base layer:
  • 200g pitted dates
  • 80g cashews
  • 80g hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Top layer:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp peanut or cashew butter, smooth
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 90g (36 pieces) chocolate peanuts or other chocolate pieces

Directions


1. Cover the dates in boiling water and soak for 10 minutes to soften, if needed.
2. Add the cashew nuts and hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse to break down into smaller pieces. Remove from the blender and place to one side.
3. Add the drained dates to the blender and process until jammy. Pour in the crushed nuts, 2 tbsp cacao powder and a pinch of salt and process until combined and sticky.
4. Pour the mixture into a lined tray and press down firmly to create an even base layer.
5. Clean out the blender and add the avocado flesh, peanut or cashew butter, melted coconut oil, syrup, and 4 tbsp cacao powder. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary.
6. Pour over the base layer, top with the chocolate peanuts and allow to set in the freezer for 30 minutes or the fridge for 1-2 hours. Chop into 12 slices and store in the fridge.
Raw Peanut Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I hope you will enjoy these Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies so please let me know what you think in the comments below. I love seeing what you make so do tag me in your raw bakes, too – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With raw chocolate brownie love x

16 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. Aww never thought of Raw Chocolates 🍫 brownies I haven’t actually had a raw chocolate brownie before? Where have I been lol 😂 . They look divine and as I am not a peanut fan whatsoever am I able to use a Smartie, or biscoff, and M&ms choc flavour one. Sorry for my beginner cook 👩🏻‍🍳 questions. Happy Monday and hope you have a great week as can be and sorry I haven’t commented on your blog in ages, just having time to catch up now. I so enjoy having your email blog updates come through when you post a new blog post. Definitely makes me smile every time and you are definitely not judgmental on the fact I am non vegan, but I enjoy trying new vegan foods.Aww I have tried Miiro peanut free ice cream twice at two of your London food events. I need to try miiro peanut free chocolate 🍫 soon after lockdown! Keep safe to you all and you are so inspirational. You have definitely inspired me to get cooking in thr kitchen, I have baked two cakes during lockdown. Have a great week and my mum says hi to your mum. So pleased 😀 that we got back into contact after being at Primary school let a known you were couple of years above me. So sorry for my long essay comments as always and ihave already commented on all of your recipes on you Instagram page. Happy Monday and saved to my WordPress collection 😀😋🌱💖😋😂xxxxx

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  2. sophiedxx says:

    So want to make your raw brownies doi need a brownie mould- do I need a silicone one? Send me some I am drooling xxxxEven my dog 🐶 wants one ☝️

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