Double chocolate raw vegan brownies. Oh. Ya. These babies are incredibly rich and decadent and can be prepared in just a few minutes, no baking required!
Catering By Running On Real Food!
Well, kinda catering. It’s more like keeping Vancouver energized with delicious and nutritious treats like Pecan Pie Balls, Gingerbread Bites and Tahini Hemp Seed Bars. Either way, being paid to do something I love is pretty darn cool.
I’ve been providing energy bites for events at RYU Apparel in Vancouver, BC. For the grand opening of the new Thurlow store, I made vegan double chocolate salted brownie bites that were a huge hit. In my typical highly-organized recipe creating fashion, I didn’t write the recipe down so I had to re-create them from memory.
That Fudgy Brownie Dough, Though
Once I made the dough again it was so rich and dense, instead of rolling them into raw vegan brownie bites, I decided it deserved to be pressed into raw vegan brownies.
I’m so grateful to be in involved with RYU. If you’re not in the know yet, check out RYU.com to find out more and watch for big, big things from this incredible Vancouver-based company!
Double Chocolate Raw Vegan Brownies
At very least, all you need to make these are:
But let’s take them up a notch, k? If you’ve got these ingredients on hand, add in:
pure maple syrup
pure vanilla extract
Now we’re talking. Now they’re die and go to heaven kinda good. They’re I don’t wanna share kinda good…or I better share cuz imma eat them all kinda good.
No joke. I’m giving these all away tomorrow because I’m seriously going to eat them all. They’re still sitting in my freezer right now, I could just go get one more…but I shouldn’t. Should I? If I’m giving them away I better test one more right? Just to be sure? Only the best for my friends and co-workers.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Options
I used Enjoy Life Mega Chunks to make these but you could also use their chocolate chips or chop up a good quality, dark chocolate bar. Lily’s also makes some stevia-sweetened chocolate chips that would work great!
The added chocolate is optional but obviously highly recommended!
- 1.5 cup (190 g) walnuts
- 2.5 cups (425 g) pitted dates, loosely packed
- ½ cup (35 g) raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- ½-1 tsp sea salt (if you want a salted brownie flavour go for the full 1 tsp , if not, use ½ tsp)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup (85 g) dairy-free chocolate chunks, chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
- Add the walnuts to a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse a few times to break down.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate and process until it forms a thick dough.
- Add the chocolate and pulse a few times to break down and bit and mix into the dough.
- Line a loaf pan with saran wrap, parchment paper or wax paper. Firmly press the dough into the pan, taking a few minutes to work it into every corner and smooth it out.
- Place in the fridge for a few hours or the freezer for about an hour. Lift and cut into 8 large brownies or 16 smaller brownie bites.