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Raw Brownies with Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 brownies 1x


Made without butter or flour, these raw brownies are naturally sweetened and topped with an irresistibly fudgy chocolate avocado frosting.



For the Brownie:

  • 1 cup raw walnuts 
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 9 large) 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder 
  • 2 tablespoons water 

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado, mashed 
  • 5 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


To Make the Brownies:

  1. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, letting a few inches of excess hang off the sides to create a sling for easy removal. 
  2. Combine walnuts, dates, and ⅓ cup cocoa powder in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is soft but crumbly. Add 2 tablespoons water and pulse again until the mixture sticks together well.
  3. Transfer mixture into prepared pan and pat down firmly into an even, compact layer. Set aside. 

To Make the Frosting:

  1. Place avocado, honey, ¼ cup cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in the food processor. Pulse until smooth. 
  2. Spread mixture evenly over the brownie layer. 
  3. Place loaf pan in freezer for 30-60 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Using the parchment sling, lift the brownies out of the loaf pan. 
  5. Slice into 10 pieces and serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Keywords: brownie, raw, avocado, frosting, no-bake, vegetarian, dessert