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Raw, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie

Sooo goood….! There is no need to bake these at all… They are raw, grain free, dairy free, egg free and Paleo. Enjoy!

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Raw, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie
  • ⅓ cup raw pecans
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 5 pitted medjool dates
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Cookie Dough:
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk, full fat
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. using a food processor or a blender grind the pecans into course meal and place it in medium bowl
  2. remove pits from dates and process it into a creamy paste
  3. using your hands, mix together the pecan meal with the almond flour, cacao powder, date paste, vanilla extract and coconut oil until all ingredients are combined
  4. line a 7×5-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture until evenly distributed
Cookie Dough:
  1. in a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract and honey
  2. add almond flour and mix just until all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix
  3. gently fold in chocolate chips
  4. spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the brownie and use a piece of parchment paper to smooth the top of the cookie dough
  5. refrigerate until dough is firm, approximately one hour

Recipe serves 10+ people. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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Comments: 65

  1. Courtney April 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm Reply

    Hi, I am allergic to nuts, so could the almond flour be substituted for rice flour?

    • adriana April 17, 2013 at 7:16 am Reply

      Courtney, you could substitute the almond flour for rice flour or coconut flour. I just can not tell you exactly how much to add and the amounts of the other ingredients might also need to change. If you experiment with it, please let me know how it turns out. Thanks.

  2. Andrea May 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    You are quite the genius, you know that?

    • adriana May 2, 2013 at 7:10 am Reply

      Thank you for the kind words!

  3. Daphne_fitness May 6, 2013 at 11:43 am Reply

    Looks so good but I can’t eat dried fruit. What do you think would be the best substitute?

    • adriana May 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

      you could substitute the dates for raw honey. 1 tablespoon should be enough to sweeten it, but you may want to adjust it to your liking

  4. Hannat May 7, 2013 at 12:31 am Reply

    Hello, is this safe for toddler to eat since it is raw?

    • adriana May 7, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

      Hannat, this is entirely up to you as I do use the best quality, unprocessed ingredients in my recipes. However, my personal opinion is that a toddler would not benefit from eating these foods at such young age, raw or not.

    • Luca February 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm Reply

      I’d like to thank Adriana for such amazing recipes and i cant wait to start making some of these since i just discovered your site today :p

      Hannat: How is this a bad idea to feed a child just because it uses raw ingredients. Would you rather feed them oreos or other chemically derived food like substances. People get scared when they see the word raw because the Gov has classically conditioned everyone to associate the words raw with e coli and other bacterias that are harmful when in fact if one does choose to drink for instance milk in its raw form is much better than its pasteurized form. That being said it should be from organic grass fed animals if one does choose to consume dairy. By no means does this recipes containing raw ingredients the definition of having dangerous bacterial substances because it it simply raw. Its like avoiding raw fruits or veggies because they are raw and are scared of getting contaminated obviously the raw forms are usually better and more nutritious.

      This recipe does not use any substances that can potentially harm a child but really shouldn’t be given to a toddler due to the mix of several ingredients that might be to complex for their not so adapted digestive system like for instance little kids under 12 months should not eat honey. Keep it simpler for them with whole foods. :p That being said i would say 4 and up would truly benefit from this rather than eating froot roolup not that i insinuate that you feed your child this but these are really as natural as a good dessert can get.

  5. suzi May 10, 2013 at 3:27 am Reply

    this looks easy, pretty and yummy!! trifecta baby! about the coconut milk, can or carton best?

    • adriana May 10, 2013 at 7:16 am Reply

      I use full fat coconut milk (14oz) in cans

  6. suzi May 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    oh thanks for that , adriana!!!

  7. Erin Walker May 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh!! This looks AWESOME!! I could eat cookie dough by the spoonful!

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  9. Meredith May 27, 2013 at 5:38 am Reply

    Love all your recipes! so excited to hae found your site. We are going on vacation, for two weeks. If I make these up ahead of time, keep them in plastic sealed container and put in hotel fridge, will they last the two weeks? I need them for the second week of the trip!

    • adriana May 28, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply

      yes, they will last. Let me know what you think of them in the second week

  10. jennifer June 6, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    Could cashews be substituted instead of pecans? Thanks!

    • adriana June 6, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply

      yes, it will change the taste a bit but it will work

  11. Carly June 10, 2013 at 10:37 am Reply

    Hi, I would also like to take on holiday but will they melt out if fridge whilst travelling?
    Thanks carky

    • adriana June 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm Reply

      I kept mine at room temperature for a few days with no problem, but if you over mix the dough it will get softer

  12. Claire June 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm Reply

    Hi!(: I have started to eat raw for the past few months but my family thinks I’m crazy, is this a good way to get my family on board?

    • adriana June 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm Reply


  13. Carolina June 19, 2013 at 10:11 am Reply

    This is an amazing recipe! So easy, delicious and my daughter loved it!

  14. Melissa July 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Amazing!! I made these the other week and they were soooo yum. I love that they were no bake and all ingredients are raw! LOVE your website!!

    • adriana July 7, 2013 at 7:28 am Reply
  15. DawnDM July 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    What kind of coconut milk did you use? Canned lowfat or full fat, or from a carton?

    • adriana July 19, 2013 at 11:10 am Reply

      always full fat and unsweetened. Good brands are Native Forest and Natural Valley

      • DawnDM July 20, 2013 at 4:55 am Reply

        Thank you! My kids are going to love these!

  16. Debbie Dugas July 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Other than using a whisk, is mixing done with a mixer or by hand? Is that raw cocoa powder?

    • adriana July 24, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

      mix by hand just until ingredients are combined

  17. Debbie Dugas July 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Also, never bought these dates before, do they come in a bag next to raisins?

    • adriana July 24, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

  18. Rosie July 24, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply

    In the photo it looks like there are 3 layers, how does this happen?

    • adriana July 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm Reply

      its just 2 layers. My poor iphone’s camera did not capture that photo well.

      • Eric March 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm Reply

        I think the photo looks great, and there are definitely 2 “cookie dough” layers of slightly different colors.

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  20. suzi July 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm Reply

    i mixed in my blendtec twister attachement. so easy!! these are such a perfect combination. not too sweet but so satisfying!! thank you for this one!!

  21. Aimée Bernard Rivera July 29, 2013 at 7:49 am Reply

    My husband and I made these last week but skipped the chocolate chips, AMAZING!!! I now have my favorite go to “sweet.” Thank you!!

  22. Kate H August 8, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

    I absolutely looooooove these! Love! Love!! Thank you!!

  23. Rachael August 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply

    This looks great! I can’t have coconut, though. Do you have any recommendations to replace the coconut oil and milk in the recipe?

    • adriana August 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm Reply

      you can use butter or ghee in place of the coconut oil and any other milk of your choice

  24. Susie August 17, 2013 at 5:27 am Reply

    I made these yesterday and 1-1/2’d the recipe and used a 9×9 pan because I’ve never heard of a 7×5 baking dish. I did not use parchment either and the crust was a bit crumbly but still delish! I took them to a small party and everyone loved them and want the recipe! I thought they tasted just like an Almond Joy candy bar! Thanks for this yummy, healthy recipe!

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  28. tonia friend October 21, 2013 at 12:52 am Reply

    Delicious looking and nutritious but what’s the nutrition facts? I’m always looking for healthy recipes but I watch my calories. Are your recipes calorie friendly as well? It looks like I could sneak in a lot of nutrition for my family with your recipes which is what I’m always looking to do.

    • adriana October 22, 2013 at 11:01 am Reply

      Tonia Thank you for the message. I don’t calculate the nutritional facts of my recipes. There are several free calculators online that you can use to do these calculations based on the ingredients you are using. Please note that I only use unprocessed, nutrient rich ingredients in my recipes. I do not personally count calories, but I do watch my daily carb intake. May I suggest you read the book “Good Calories Bad Calories” by Gary Taubes.

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  32. Traci February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    I’m allergic to coconut. What could I substitute?

    • adriana February 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply

      Traci, can you have dairy? You can substitute coconut oil for butter and coconut milk for heavy cream.

  33. shannon February 24, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply

    Just curious can you substitute another nut for the pecans, or leave them out entirely?

    • adriana February 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply

      Shannon, you can substitute the pecans with any other nut of your preference. You can also leave it out and add an additional 1/3 cup of almond flour, but the pecans add a nice crunch to the crust.

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  35. Brittney Moore March 14, 2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    I made these last night but substituted coconut flour and macadamia nuts. They turned out awful. Very dry and did not hold together.

    • adriana March 14, 2014 at 8:17 am Reply

      Coconut flour never works as a substitute for almond flour.

  36. Tracy June 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm Reply

    These look scrumptious! I was wondering why it looks like the cookie dough is two layers? It it just because the middle has softened a bit from sitting at room temperature? Thanks!

    • adriana June 20, 2014 at 11:15 am Reply

      Tracy, my photo skills back than were not very good. These brownies contain only one layer of cookie dough. Here’s a much better picture I took of this recipe.

  37. Goober July 10, 2014 at 4:53 am Reply

    Don’t substitute raw rice flour for almond flour. It’s not the same thing. Raw rice flour tastes sticky and pasty. You don’t want to be eating that.

  38. Bob August 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    There is something wrong with this recipe. Did anybody actually make these? The pictures looked great, but in practicality it is like the flower challenge. There aren’t enough liquid ingredients to make the dry ingredients anything but powder. This went horribly wrong and we spend nearly $30 on these specialty ingredients.

    • adriana August 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

      Bob, I appreciate your feedback. Something must have gone wrong when you made it and to me it sounds like you might have used the wrong ingredients. Did you use a very fine blanched almond flour or coconut flour? If you can give me a list of the ingredients you used, I can help you figure out what went wrong. Here’s a video I made of the cookie dough. Please watch it as I explain exactly how these are made and you can see what the final consistency looks like, and how easy they are to make. Also, please read the comments above as many people made these and loved them.

  39. KE September 29, 2014 at 9:40 am Reply

    Hi! I would love to try these but I’m allergic to coconut. I think I could sub butter for the coco oil but any idea on the milk? If I used almond milk, should I use less since it’s not as thick? Thank you!!!

    • adriana September 30, 2014 at 8:32 am Reply

      KE, you can use a pastured heavy cream or raw milk. If you use butter in place of the coconut oil, I think using almond milk will work as a substitute for the coconut milk.

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