Raw Brownie Bites

Walnut Brawnie Bites

These Raw Walnut Brownie Bites are a delightful healthy treat!  They are amazingly simple to prepare, and were inspired by the recipes for “Brownies” and “Flourless Chocolate Cake” in Raw Food Made Easy, by Jennifer Cornbleet.

Walnut Brawnie Bites

I’ve always heard that using unsoaked nuts in raw desserts results in a better consistency than soaked nuts, and it’s true that the texture of these brawnies was great.  This was my first time making a raw dessert with unsoaked nuts, and although the brownies were absolutely delicious, I intend to continue to use soaked nuts for everything in the future.  I thought that the unsoaked walnuts left a slightly bitter aftertaste, and even with my boundless capacity for sweets, I could only eat a few of these brawnies at a time (which could technically be a good thing), a feeling I’ve never had with raw brownies made using soaked nuts.  I made significant changes to the original recipes and left out several ingredients, but kept the ratio of walnuts and dates about the same.
To make these brawnie bites, simply process a heaping 1 1/2 cups of raw, unsoaked walnuts in your food processor until finely ground, then add 10 large Medjool dates and a few teaspoons of cacao powder.  I like to add a bit of agave nectar and a dash of cinnamon as well, but doing so is optional.  Process the mixture until it comes together to form a cohesive dough.  Use a cookie scoop to portion out bite-sized pieces of the dough, press a walnut half on top of each scoop, and chill in the freezer for at least a few hours.
Walnut Brawnie Bites are delicious, easy to make, and definitely worth trying!

Walnut Brawnie Bites


October 25, 2009. Brownies, Raw.


  1. Kiersten replied:

    Those look terrific! Those would disappear way too fast in my house.

  2. Ellen replied:

    Makes me want to go RAW.

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