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Raw Chocolate Fudge-Topped Brownies

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Well, here I am today with another raw-foods post! If you missed the last one, you’ll want to check it out: you can win a prize pack of Live Organic Raw cookies, crackers, granola and kale chips in the giveaway–open to anyone, anywhere! (hear that, Martians?). 😀

Yes, I seem to be doing everything “raw” these days (not to be confused with “doing everything in the raw”–SO not happening).  I do think warmer weather prompts us to eat more foods in their natural states, though. Whenever the mercury rises, I suddenly feel a hankering for juicy, slobbery watermelon; crunchy kale and carrots; pop-in-your-mouth grape tomatoes; crisp stalks of grassy celery; handfuls of plump, dark blueberries; as well as every kind of prepared raw dish, from raw pâté to smoothies to ice cream to salads. (Ah, yes, lots of salads.  It’s the Summer of the Salad, after all. More to come.).

In fact, these darling morsels were first served up at my Salad Soirée a couple of weeks ago.  After stuffing ourselves with ten different kinds of salad, sipping on faux kombucha and chatting the evening away, my friends and I capped off our feast with some fresh berries and these, my raw take on an old favorite.

Today’s dessert was inspired by a sweet treat I used to bake regularly back in the day (that would be the “still-ate-sugar-still-ate-milk chocolate-still-ate-butter” day), called Fudge-Topped Brownies. They hailed from a recipe pamphlet called Favorite All Time Recipes: Chocolate Lover’s Cookies and Brownies, that I found in a remainder bin somewhere; and for a while, they were pretty much the only brownie I made. In fact, I recall mixing up 6 or 7 batches of them in one weekend for a wedding I catered once.   Here’s the formula: take one rich, dense, moist and decadent brownie, top with one thick, even richer, even more decadent slab of chocolate fudge–and what have you got? A hundred and eighty brownie-satiated wedding guests (and one slightly distracted groom), that’s what.

One of my favorite brownies on this blog are the chocolate-hazelnut “Marry Me” brownies, so I decided to create my own raw version.  I topped it with an equally alluring mix of hazelnuts and cacao (plus raw coconut to give it staying power) and came up with these.  Given the reaction of my nutrition school friends, I’d say we have a winner.

Fudge-Topped Brownie perfection–and you won’t even have to turn on the oven.

“Mum, we love the idea of eating raw foods, too! Except we wish you’d stop making so many things with chocolate, since you know we can’t eat it.  Next time, how about a Sweet Potato-Topped Denta-Bone brownie instead?”

This recipe is being shared with Allergy Friendly Wednesdays,  Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays  and Fat Tuesday.

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37 comments to Raw Chocolate Fudge-Topped Brownies

  • Raw desserts are oh-so-decadent. This looks lovely, Ricki. Can’t beat hazelnuts+chocolate. 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    I agree! A classic combo. 🙂

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  • Wow these raw treats look absolutely scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks, Sharon! Let me know what you think if you do try them out. 🙂

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  • You had me at fudge! These look incredible and I’m super intrigued by the coconut sugar. Off to click that link…

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    Ricki Reply:

    JL, I LOVE coconut sugar!! Low glycemic, lovely butterscotchy flavor, and one-to-one for regular sugar. Could there BE a better sweetener?? 😀

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  • The fudge on the top looks scrumptious. The brownies on the bottom look delectable. Together they are more than a double whammy of deliciousness. Can’t wait to try these babies!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Cara Reply:

    We should get together and make these, shouldn’t we!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Wish I could join you in that kitchen! 😀

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    Ricki Reply:

    Aw, thanks, Ellen! 🙂 They really were pretty yummy. 😉

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  • These look amazing Ricki! I think I’ll take these and leave the Denta-bone for the dogs 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Ha, ha!! They will be happy to hear that. 😉

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  • Oh Ricki- these look delicious. When are you coming to play in my kitchen!?

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    Ricki Reply:

    You know I’d love to! But it looks like Lisa already has that task all wrapped up. 😀

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    Meghan @ Making Love In the Kitchen Reply:

    There is ALWAYS room for more raw deliciousness around here!

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  • Sara (veggieecolife)

    These look delicious Ricki!
    A great way to try stevia, since I haven’t used it before.

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    Ricki Reply:

    Sara, I agree–it’s a great way to be introduced to stevia, since it’s combined with another sweetener–which helps to mitigate any “different” taste associated with it (I never actually noticed the “stevia taste,” but I’ve been told by other people that they have). 🙂

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  • Insane. Just insane looking! Fantastically decadent. Might just bring these to our next raw food potluck!

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    Ricki Reply:

    They were what I served at my own potluck–and went over fabulously well! Would love to hear the reaction if you do take them along with you next time. 🙂

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  • oh my goodness Ricki, those look insanely delicious! that fudge top! WOW! thanks for sharing!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much! It’s a little less rich than “real” fudge, but still pretty darned addictive. 🙂

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  • Unbelievable!! These look so good to me right now! I am having major chocolate cravings! That fudge on top will be my undoing! 😀

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    Ricki Reply:

    Luckily, it doesn’t contain any of the ingredients of “true” fudge, so it won’t undo *too* much. 😉

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  • so many good things are full of nuts and chocolate and these look amazing and full of all my favourite things. It is truly winter here where raw cold food is not quite my thing but chocolate and nuts still top my list of comfort winter foods so I would not say no to a piece or 2 (or 3 or 4)

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    Ricki Reply:

    Ha ha!! I find that chocolate fudge can be very warming in the winter. . . !! 😉

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  • Teehee, I retweeted this before I’d even had time to sit down and read it, because I knew it would make my heart soar and my eyes sparkle! And oh, how it has! I adore my own raw brownie recipe and have never strayed from it, as I’ve never found anything worth bidding farewell to medjool for. But you, Ricki, you’ve turned my head. It’s time to let the coconut sugar you sent me shine, shine, shine 🙂 xo

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    Ricki Reply:

    Wheeee!! I can’t wait to hear what you think about the coconut sugar!! I love your kind of raw brownies, too, but when a gal can’t have dates, she’s gotta find an alternative! Hope you enjoy these if you do give them a try, Hannah. 😀

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  • This looks divine!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Aw, thanks so much! 😀

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  • these look amazing! Nutella is one of the world’s many wonders.

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  • These look soooo good Ricki! Mmm chocolate and coconut together is the best.

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  • YUM!!! These little morsels look absolutely delicious! We can’t believe how healthy they are with the wealth of raw ingredients used! Great creation, we can’t wait for more 🙂

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    Ricki Reply:

    Thanks so much, Melaina! They may be healthy, but they really do taste decadent. 🙂

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  • aww, elsie’s got some adorable grey whiskers 🙂 these sound just as delicious as those marry me brownies… too bad you’re already taken!!

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    Ricki Reply:

    Adorable?? I hate to see them–it means she’s getting older! (I can’t even go there). Glad you like the brownie, though. 😉

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  • […] Coconut nectar Is a liquid sweetener that’s sourced the same way as coconut sugar. It’s thick and sticky, like honey or brown rice syrup. Also low glycemic, you can use it in place of other higher-glycemic liquid sweeteners. While I don’t use it often, coconut nectar is used in these Raw Fudge-Topped Brownies.  […]

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