Raw Food Detox- Brownie Squares

I love novel and fresh ideas in the world of foodies. Sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, flour-free brownie squares is one of those absolute genius recipes. A healthy way to satisfy a chocolate craving!

The recipe comes from a book called Raw Food Detox . The chef is Anya Larda, who is a trained chef by Cordon-bleu. It’s filled with little genius ideas.

Raw Food- detox brownie squares

Raw Food- detox brownie squares

Raw Vegan Detox Brownie Squares

Raw Vegan Detox Brownie Squares

Raw Vegan Detox, Brownie squares

Raw Vegan Detox, Brownie squares

Unfortunately I had no strawberries at home. I used pomegranate instead as decoration. However in the book they are just wrapped in brown baking paper! your choice

The texture is perfect. Very rich and cocoa-y! You won’t get any flavour from the dates.


(Makes 6 large portions)

  • 300g/ 2 cups cashews
  • 120g/ 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 110g/ 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 100g/ 3/4 soft pitted dates
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • agave or pure maple syrup


  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until they are well combined and you have a smooth and rather sticky paste. If it is too fry, add 2 or more tablespoon of agave or maple syrup. 
  2. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking pan ( lined with parchment paper or cling film). Smooth level with your hands.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into squares.

Good to know about coconut oil: 

Coconut oil or coconut butter ( in its solid form) is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. The naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of health benefits, including increasing the metabolism and boosting your thyroid. 

Thanks for looking and come back soon!


This entry was published on April 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm. It’s filed under All the Recipes jumbled up!, DETOX / RAW VEGAN / VEGAN, EVERYTHING SWEET and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

20 thoughts on “Raw Food Detox- Brownie Squares

  1. How wonderful that you can satisfy chocolate craving in a healthful way, I love dates and chocolate of course these sound amazing. I will definitely give these a try.

  2. I’m very glad you like this post! The cocoa powder is very over powering so you won’t taste the dates. Maybe it’s a good thing for the ones who are not keen on dates. But it hits the spot! I hope you try it. 🙂

  3. Really love this, have started down this road myself, Dale Pinnock a big inspiration.

    Really love these types of blogs, all for it, could chat all day about this kind of thing and Weston Price.
    Sean M

  4. Hi Nargess, as we share a foodie interest and share the blogosphere in Ireland, I would love to extend an invitation to you and your fella to come and visit in Sligo, I could show you around but more importantly I would like to do a joint blog with you,

    2 reasons, to promote Sligo to Dublin folk and any occasion when people join forces always increases the energy so if we could get together, you vist Sligo we visist some producers and cook something and blog about it and promote Sligo, then maybe you could return the favour, I was thinking of the Howth seafood festival, we could get together and do a parallel power blog on it, pool our talents so to speak, what do you think?

    this isnt a comment but I dont know how else to contact you.
    my number is 0863642309 if you would like to chat about it.

    • Cheers Sean, The Sligo trip is a very attractive invitation! As soon as the weather gets a bit more promising. Sounds like a great trip. All up for it!
      As for Howth seafood festival, I assume you are talking about the Dublin bay prawn festival which is on today? Or is there another festival yet to come? I am actually thinking of paying a visit today.
      …and thanks for the number. Will be in touch.

  5. Wow, quite a delicacy! I wonder why it is called ‘detox’ and how much calorie in each square-inch. My Persian style baklava has about 125 calories per one-square-inch. Everything good is like that! 😀 )))

  6. Well it’s called detox because it’s all raw and plant food. In terms of calories I would say nuts are quite calorific. However the book suggests that all the sweet recipes are especially good if you are on diet . ” they have energising enzymes, vitamins and minerals” haha! I sound like I am doing a day-time-tv-ad!!
    Fae, your calororific baklavas are amazing though! 🙂

  7. Brilliant! I am going to save this recipe. 🙂

  8. Interesting recipe! Coincidentally a few days ago I baked flourless and sugarless brownies which I adapted from another blogger’s recipe where she used black beans. Yours is more radical – oil instead of butter and no eggs. What about the maple syrup? Is that sugarless? What do you think of honey? I didn’t put any in mine and relied on the sweetness of dates and currants. But I don’t think it is enough. I don’t want to use artificial sweeteners too. I’ll try your recipe less the maple syrup if it has sugar content. Thanks honey!

  9. Hey Dolly,
    Recently I’ve been all about flour-less deserts.
    Pure maple syrup shouldn’t contain any sugar. This recipe is vegan so yes , no butter, eggs nor honey. However, I have used honey here myself and it works perfect. If you have a decent food processor you shouldn’t need to add much honey to stick the ingredients together. Dates provide all the sweetness. But overall the flavours here are closer to dark chocolate than a sugary brownie.
    My new discovery for sugar-substitute is ‘pure coconut nectar’ which is ideal for recipes that need baking. http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=4623&prodid=5515

    • Wow, thank you for the info about sugar substitutes. Perhaps the reason why my brownies lack sweetness is the combination of black beans and dates. I should not have included black beans as it is more salty than sweet. I like the photos of your brownies! Did you put maple syrup on top to make it shiny? What are those lovely red buttons? I’m drooling!

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  11. I’m always looking for healthier brownie recipes. My go-to recipe right now is a black bean brownie recipe, but it still has sugar. I love that this recipe is sugar free – I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for posting this! Celeste 🙂

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