Hot Chocolate Brownies

Hot Chocolate Brownies

Hot Chocolate Brownies

Who says brownies have to come out of the oven?


  • 4 cups walnuts, soaked and dehydrated
  • ½ cup pitted soft dates, chopped
  • ½ cup dried figs, soaked 15 minutes, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed to liquid*
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ½ cup walnuts, soaked, dehydrated and chopped
  • * To melt coconut oil, place in a measuring cup and then submerge measuring cup in hot water and stir until it becomes a liquid.


  1. Place 4 cups of walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they reach the consistency of meal.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chopped walnuts and continue processing until well mixed and sticky.
  3. Put the mixture into a bowl and mix in the remaining chopped walnuts. Press the mixture into a brownie pan, chill and slice.

Source: Chef Cherie Soria, Living Light Culinary School

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5 Responses to Hot Chocolate Brownies

  1. May 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I think this is just what I’m looking for. Do you mind if I print it and use it in a workshop I’m leading? Of course I will give you full attribution.

    But here’s my question: Tell me about dehydrating the nuts. Soak them and THEN dehydrate them? Confusing.

    • Sue Ann Gleason
      Sue Ann Gleason May 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

      Yes, that is a little confusing. In the raw food world nuts are soaked (sprouted) and then dehydrated at a low temperature to keep the enzymes intact so in this recipe you would, indeed, soak and dehydrate the nuts first. You may want to check out my Chocolate for Breakfast site. There are lots more chocolate recipes to choose from that are less labor intensive. And yes, please do feel free to print this recipe out and use it in your workshop!

  2. Mary-Alice DeSpain January 23, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Sue Ann, This recipe looks so yummy. I want to make it but don’t really know how I am to dehydrate the nuts. Do I do this in a low oven or just spread them out and let them dry out naturally? Also how long do I soak them for? Thanks.

    • Sue Ann Gleason January 23, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

      You can go ahead and do this recipe without soaking and dehydrating the nuts and it will come out just as yummy, Mary-Alice!

      • Mary-Alice De Spain January 24, 2015 at 1:29 am #

        Thanks Sue Ann…I will try it just as soon as I get all the ingredients.

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