The Ultimate Raw Vegan Fudgy Frosted Brownies

Updated: May 8





Super fudgy, rich, and filled with good for you superfoods. Look no further, this easy to make vegan dessert will satisfy the sweet tooth of even the pickiest eaters. These healthy brownies are the ultimate treat. Best of all these thick fudgy frosted brownies require no oven and only a food processor to make.


Recently, I overheard someone say "these cookies are good I'm surprised they are gluten-free." I glanced at the ingredients and quickly noticed they were processed, tons of ingredients, and not healthy. Gluten-free does not mean healthy.


When whipping up a treat my goal is always to make it with healthy real food ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and so delicious that you would rather eat it than the traditional counterpart. Treats should nourish your body and soul.



The Ultimate Raw Vegan Fudgy Frosted Brownies are made with:


  • Walnuts: brain food, right in protein, support heart health, bone health, and weight management

  • Medjool dates- low glycemic index, support healthy digestion, and high in antioxidants

  • Cacao: aids in digestion, reduced inflammation, good source of copper and manganese

  • Avocado: great for skin and hair health, healthy source of fat, high in potassium and nutrients



Fudgy Frosted Vegan Brownie Recipe

Brownie Layer:


  • 9 Medjool dates

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (or substitute unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • pinch of salt


Frosting:


  • 1 large avocado

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (or substitute unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • 4 tablespoons honey (or substitute maple syrup or agave nectar)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (can omit)

  • pinch of salt


Instructions:


  1. Add walnuts, dates, and cacao powder to food processor. Pulse to combine till soft and crumbly. The brownie dough will resemble potting soil. If your mixture is too dry add in 1-2 tablespoons water slowly to moisten.

  2. Line a 9x 5 bread pan with parchment paper and press the brownie mixture firmly into an even layer. If you don't have a bread pan you can use any glass or plastic container available up to 8x8, depending on how thick you want your brownies to be.

  3. Place in the freezer to harden while you make the frosting.

  4. Combine large avocado, cacao powder, honey, vanilla (if using), and salt in the food processor until smooth and creamy.

  5. Swirl a thick layer of frosting on the brownie layer and return to freezer for 1 hour until firm.

  6. Slice into 10-14 brownies and store in the fridge or freezer.


Why you will love this recipe:


  • 5 wholesome ingredients

  • Simple to make no-bake brownies

  • Easily store leftovers in the freezer for the next time your chocolate monster attacks

  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free

  • paleo-friendly recipe

  • Raw vegan treat anyone can enjoy!


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