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I believe you can treat yourself and nourish yourself at the same time -- and my Raw Red Velvet Vegan Brownies are a perfect example of that philosophy. They come together with just 8 simple, plant-based, antioxidant packed, anti aging, brain and immune boosting ingredients (yes, including beets!) -- and they're truly one of the most decadent brownies I've ever tasted! These easy, no-bake brownies are earthy, fudgy, nutty and brimming with beautiful natural sweetness -- plus, they're free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar. If you're looking for a fuss-free, fresh, veggie-centric twist on the traditional brownie that comes together in less than half an hour, you've come to the right place!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Justine



  • 5 cups pitted Medjool dates
  • 3 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup shredded beets
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt


  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Add pitted Medjool dates to a large bowl and cover with warm water. Soak date for 10 minutes to soften. Drain and discard water.
  2. Rough chop dates and walnuts, shred beets.
  3. Add all ingredients for Raw Red Velvet Vegan Brownies into a food processor (not your blender or Vitamix!) and blend until mostly smooth. Longtime readers will know I use my Vitamix for everything -- but trust me when I tell you it will not work for this recipe. Depending on the consistency you like in a brownie, achieving your desired texture may be laborious -- but just keep processing, scraping down the sides with a spatula and repeating. This process can get a bit messy, but I promise you'll get there with a little perseverance!
  4. Once you've achieved your desired brownie texture, scoop the mixture into a parchment paper lined 8" square baking dish. Distribute the mixture into the pan evenly, smoothing the top with your spatula. Set aside we work on the Dark Chocolate Frosting!
  5. Prepare the Dark Chocolate Frosting. First, add coconut oil to a bowl and microwave for 40 seconds — the oil should be warm and completely transparent. Add cocoa powder, stirring until smooth. Add maple syrup and vanilla extract, stirring constantly until mixture has the consistency of melted chocolate.
  6. Pour the Dark Chocolate Frosting overtop of the brownies, coating the surface. Since it's warm, the frosting will self-level naturally, but you can help it along by moving pan around and using your spatula to smooth the top.
  7. Pop your Raw Red Velvet Vegan Brownies into the fridge to set for a minimum of one hour. Once you're ready to enjoy, simply slice (I find 4 rows of 4 work best!) and serve!

Recipe Notes

My Raw Red Velvet Vegan Brownies also freeze and warm well. I love to warm them up in the microwave for 20 seconds and enjoy them with a scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream!