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Raw Cacao Brownies With Maca & Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate lovers, listen up! These delicious Raw Cacao Brownies with Maca & Chocolate Ganache are the solution to your chocolate cravings.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword raw cacao brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
freeze time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 240 kcal



  • 2 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup dates soaked and pitted (reserve some of the liquid)
  • 1 cup dates finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp maca


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or coconut syrup
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp maca
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a food processor, add your pecans and pulse until pecans are between the size of a quinoa grain. Be careful not to over-blend or you will get pecan butter.
  2. Place pecans into a medium bowl. Add walnuts and pulse until they are the size of a corn kernel.
  3. Remove dates from water and add to food processor. Blend until you have a smooth consistency. You may need to add some of the water from soaked dates to get it to a smooth consistence but add only one tablespoon of liquid at a time.
  4. Add everything back into food processor and process for about 15 seconds until you get a consistency that you can form into raw brownie shapes (easily pressed into sheet pan). You may need to add 1-2 Tbsp water back in to get this consistency.
  5. Press your brownie “dough” into a 8X8 glass casserole.
  6. For the ganache, stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until you have a thick sauce with a smooth consistency. It is best to have the syrup at room temperature to have a the silky-smooth ganache.
  7. Pour your ganache over the the brownies and tilt the casserole each way until it is fully covered. Put your brownies in the fridge for one hour to solidify and then cut into 2 inch squares- these brownies are super-rich and filling so smaller portions are recommended.