These gluten-free, vegan brownies are a perfect indulgence for people with dietary restrictions, plus they’re delicious enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. The wholesome recipe is simple to make as it doesn’t require any baking time—everything can be prepared using a blender or food processor. Watch the video above to see Joy Houston, a chef and culinary advisor for Sonima, demonstrate her signature raw dessert recipe.


Related: How to Make Vegan Caramel


 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 5 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 servings vegan caramel
Vegan Caramel
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients for caramel to food processor and blend for 2 to 3 minutes until it reaches a thick, sticky, and creamy consistency. Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. After cleaning food processor, add pecans and pulse until the nuts reach a dry, mealy, flour-like consistency.

  3. Add half of dates to food processor and pulse. Add shredded coconut and a few more dates, mixing and adding dates until mixture reaches a sticky consistency that molds together when pressed. If mixture does not stick after all dates have been mixed in, add agave or honey and blendĀ until sticky.

  4. Add cacao powder and pulseĀ until evenly distributed and mixture reaches a dark brown color.

  5. Gently pack mixture into a lightly greased bread pan. Spoon caramel over mixture and spread evenly, then top with toasted coconut.

Nutritional Information

Calories
280
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
10g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
115mg
Carbohydrates
25g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Sugars
21g
Protein
3g
YIELD:

12 servings