4 ingredients is all you need to make these Raw Walnut Brownies. They’re gluten-free, vegan, paleo and refined-sugar-free but still taste incredible! Plus they take just 5 minutes to whip up.
This recipe for Raw Walnut Brownies actually came out of another recipe I developed for Avocados from Mexico. It was part of the crust of a no-bake cheesecake I made and even though I could eat like 15 of them at once, I kept finding myself going for the crust first.
So naturally, I had to see how it would taste if the filling was ditched and I froze them into brownies.
Not surprisingly, cacao powder, walnuts, dates and sea salt make for a seriously delicious treat that literally takes 5 mins to make. The only downside being that they take 5 mins to make and therefore dessert has become all-too accessible.
But honestly, I could go for any of these recipes. I’m a total sucker for no-bake because I love anything easy and allows me to spend time with my best friend, Mr. Food Processor.
What? You don’t consider a food appliance to be a best friend? Try any of these recipes and you will understand what I mean.Print
Raw Walnut Brownies
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 brownies 1x
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 3 tbsp raw cacao powder (cocoa powder works too)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until mixture comes together into a sticky ball. Do not over-process as the walnuts will break down too much and make the mixture difficult to hold together.
- Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
- Spread mixture into pan ensuring top is flat.
- Freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Remove from freezer and pan and cut into 12 brownies.
- Store in an airtight container in freezer.*
*these are best directly from the freezer and may get too soft if left out for too long. They still taste delicious though!
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MadisenJanuary 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm
I just made these, they are delicious!
Lauren FoxAugust 14, 2020 at 5:12 pm
What is an easy fix if I over mixed the walnuts!? How do I keep the brownies together better?
IrisMarch 31, 2021 at 2:57 pm
other nuts like almonds or oats
Natasha ToonOctober 24, 2022 at 8:32 pm
Add liquid like any milk or warm water
VanessaDecember 7, 2018 at 3:33 pm
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
JennOctober 14, 2017 at 7:49 am
I made 17 rounders and calculated the calories and it came out to 170 for each rounder. A nice treat!
LisaMay 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm
Are there nutrition facts for this somewhere? Thank you.