cakes + cookies + sweets/ favorites/ raw/ recipes

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

Hello everyone!! I’m super excited today because it’s Tuesday, and that means RYAN’S COMING HOME!! He’s been off skiing in Banff for the past week, and I’m so excited for him to get back! I know, I know, it was only a week, but it felt like much longer. But to be honest, I’m grateful for the time we spent apart, because it made me realize how much I appreciate him in my life. He’s not just my boyfriend – he’s my rock, my confidante, my best friend. There’s no one else in the world who I’m as silly with. I can be completely myself when I’m around him. And there’s such an overwhelming sense of peace and acceptance when you’ve found someone who really loves you for who you are – the good, the bad, and everything in between.

But besides all that, Ryan serves another very important function in my life – he’s my official recipe tester!! This whole week, the projects I worked on just felt lackluster without someone to cook them for. It really made me realize how much of a difference it can make cooking for someone else – whether it be family, friends, or any loved one – and cooking for them with all the love in your heart. Things taste better that way, I think.

So I thought it was only appropriate that today I post one of Ryan’s favorite recipes – these raw chocolate fudge brownie bars. I’ll be honest- these little bars are straight up insanely good. They’ve been a clear favorite (out of all the recipes I’ve ever made) with everyone who’s tried them – Ryan, our friends, and my parents (none of whom are vegan). My mom’s already begged me to make them for her again. Basically, they’re little chocolatey squares of decadent heaven. This is a recipe you can’t miss, people!!

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipeRaw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe
5 from 1 vote
Print

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars

You won't believe these chocolate fudge brownie bars are raw and vegan - they're sumptuously chocolatey and decadent!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Bars

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 Cup Raw Buckwheat Groats
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Agave
  • 2 Dates

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 Cup Raw Coconut Butter melted
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Agave
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/3 Cup Raw Coconut Oil melted
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Agave

Instructions

Crust

  1. In a food processor, add buckwheat and walnuts and process until a semi-fine meal is formed. It's okay if some of the buckwheat groats are still whole.
  2. Then, add in cacao, agave, and dates and process until a sticky dough is formed.
  3. In a small pan lined with parchment paper (I used a bread loaf pan), press crust down evenly.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a bowl, combine melted coconut butter, agave, and cacao powder and mix until evenly combed. Pour over crust layer into the pan. Set into freezer while you make the chocolate topping.

Chocolate Topping

  1. In a bowl, combine melted coconut oil, cacao powder, and agave and mix until evenly combined. Pour over chocolate ganache layer and set in the freezer to harden.

Putting It All Together

  1. Let brownie bars set in the freezer for an hour. When finished setting, cut into slices and serve.
  2. Brownie bars will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bars | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

Quote of the Day:

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

– Charles M. Schulz

34 Comments

  • Reply
    Leah M @ love me, feed me
    March 15, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Chocolate overload!! Just kidding, I don’t think there’s such thing as too much chocolate ;) These look so fudgin’ rich and delicious hehe <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Hahaha thanks girl!! :D

  • Reply
    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    March 15, 2016 at 11:31 am

    this looks insanely good..i know what you mean by having that boyfriend/friend/confidant :) and it makes me happy when we both agree on delicious dessert such as this one.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you Dixya <3

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    March 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    O that’s fantastic!!! Enjoy each others company…while eating these brownies!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!! <3

  • Reply
    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    March 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    ahh these look like THE best! I am also so down with your words on relationships and love, having that person who is your best friend and partner in everything is unbeatable <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      It really is :) <3

  • Reply
    Erica
    March 15, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Sarah these sound AMAZING!!!! And beautiful photos to match! I’m dying to try this out.
    Have fun with your man once he’s back, he sounds like he makes you happy and that’s what is most important!!! :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Aww thanks Erica!! :D

  • Reply
    Melanye
    March 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Can you tell me how many dates to use in the crust? Thanks very much —

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Two Dates!! :D

  • Reply
    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    March 16, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I totally get it, Sarah. Sharing life with someone who loves you for who you are and is with you 100% is such an incredible gift. No doubt being apart makes one appreciate all the little things. Rob and I did that for 20 years while he was in the Navy for 6 months at a time. It was so hard being apart.. we are grateful that part of our lives is behind us. What a sweet treat for Ryan upon returning home. I love these bars. I have a similar recipe, but use maple syrup and for the fudge layer, coconut cream. I can’t seem to get enough buckwheat! I’m using it in everything from porridge, to granola and breakfast cookies! I love it’s crunch and nutty notes. This is such a fabulous recipe and beautifully photographed. Enjoy your reunion my dear!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

      I can’t imagine how hard it must have been when your husband was in the Navy! I missed Ryan like crazy, and he was only gone for a week! But props to you for making it through such a difficult journey, it really gives me hope for love in the world :)

  • Reply
    Julia Mueller
    March 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Maaaaaaw you and Ryan sound like quite the match. It is always nice to have time apart to catch up on your own personal me time, and to remember the qualities you love about the person. So happy he’s back home and can test all the recipes you’ve got cooking up in your kitchen. THESE brownie bars?!!! I’m amazed. I’ve been meaning to make a raw brownie forEVAH and I’m digging the fact that I have an epic recipe at my fingertips right meow.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Aww thanks Julia!! I am really glad to have him back :) And I’m so glad you like these brownie bars, they’re one of my favorite creations!! :D

  • Reply
    Bethany @ athletic avocado
    March 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Ugh the struggle is real when your craving chocolate and you see this recipe! I need this now!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      You can never have too much chocolate!! ;)

  • Reply
    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    March 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Such sweet words! This post made me smile, you and Ryan are so very blessed to have each other. You had me at little chocolatey squares of decadent heaven! You’ll have to bring me some if we ever get to hang out in person ;)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 17, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Aww thanks Gen <3 And I definitely will!! :D

  • Reply
    Evi @ greenevi
    March 17, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    STUNNING! These look insanely good, Sarah, plus your pics are gorgeous again ♥︎

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Awww thanks Evi!! :D

  • Reply
    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    March 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    They look SOOO good Sarah, your creations are taking over my pinterest completely. I must try these. I’ve never thought of using the groats raw, are they hard? They look divine. :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Aww thanks Amy!! The raw buckwheat groats are not very hard, just a bit crunchy :)

  • Reply
    Sondra
    March 18, 2016 at 8:43 am

    These brownies look soooo good!! I can’t wait to make them. Is there something I can substitute for the agave in the recipe? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Sondra!! And you can use maple syrup instead of the agave :D

  • Reply
    Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen
    March 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Yes please!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      :D

  • Reply
    Richa {VeganRicha.com}
    March 20, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Gorgeous shots! I am sure the brownies are as delicious as they look.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 20, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thank you Richa!! :D

  • Reply
    Samantha
    April 10, 2016 at 2:56 am

    These bars looks incredible! I’ve never worked with buckwheat groats, you have inspired me too now though! Wish i could take a big bite out of this deliciousness! xx

    • Reply
      Sarah
      April 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Samantha!! :D

  • Reply
    Alanna
    May 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    OMG I want these.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      May 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Haha thanks girl ;)

    Leave a Reply