Eating raw isn’t just about salads and vegetables. It can include amazing and tasty desserts. Raw desserts are usually made with dates, which help hold the dessert together and give it a sweet taste. These desserts don’t need to bake or rise, making them perfect for when you want something sweet right away. Give these recipes a try, and view more of them on our Food Monster App.
1. Raw Chocolate Cream Pie
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An easy raw snicker slab that’s vegan, healthy and filled with a delicious creamy peanut butter and caramel filling. This Raw Snickers Bar from Marie Reginato is perfect dessert or sweet treat for anytime of day.
3. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
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Think there’s no such thing as healthy cheesecake? Well, that’s because you haven’t tried these Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Bars yet! Made with cashew cream and raspberries, sweetened with maple syrup, and set atop an oaty pecan crust, this from Jess Hoffman recipe is a dessert you can feel good about!
4. Raw Dark Chocolate Brownies
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These Raw Dark Chocolate Brownies are made with cocoa powder, ground flaxseed, peanut butter powder, soft pitted dates, and organic blue agave! This recipe from Kaylee Pauley doesn’t have any gluten or refined-sugar, yet oh-so-yummy!
5. Raw Pistachio, Coconut, and Lime Cheesecake
Tiana Haines‘s Raw Pistachio, Coconut, and Lime Cheesecakes are simple to make but contain a delightfully complex flavor. The lime is citrusy sweet, the pistachio is salty, and the coconut adds a nice tropical flair. Enjoy these straight out of the freezer for an icy treat or allow them to soften a bit for a creamy dessert. Either way, they’re delicious!
6. Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge is not only delicious and decadent but it’s also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients! This recipe from Pauline Hanuise turns out beautifully chewy and don’t skimp on the chocolate and peanut butter flavor.
7. Mini Margarita Cheesecakes
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Full disclaimer — these margarita cheesecakes are family friendly. Think of them as more “margarita inspired” than actually full of margarita. These Mini Margarita Cheesecakes from Sophia DeSantisalso vegan, gluten-free, raw and completely delicious. They’ll be the hit of your next party, if they last long enough for the guests to arrive!
8. Raw Coconut Flour Carrot Cake
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Carrot cake is a staple on our dessert menu but when you throw a cream coconut frosting into the mix, you get a truly special cake. This triple-decker treat is moist, delicious, and looks impressive as well. Best of all, this recipe Raw Coconut Flour Carrot Cake from Lisa Dobler is raw!
9. Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake
This Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake from Dani Venn includes raspberries, avocados, blueberries, and saffron lend their colors and flavors to this show-stopping ice cream cake. The pastels make it look like something out of a fairytale! As if this cake wasn’t amazing enough, it’s topped with coconut-crusted vanilla bliss balls – mega yum!
10. Raw Three Kings Cake
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The King Cake is a sweet dough cake, filled with whipped cream, chocolate, etc. and garnished with slices of candied fruit. It usually has a small ceramic king and a fava bean hidden inside. The person who gets the piece of cake with the king has various privileges, while the person that gets the fava bean has to pay for the cake. This amazing Raw Three Kings Cake from Carlota Cassou takes this cake Raw Vegan, using natural sweeteners, unrefined sugars, and vegetable fats. My family and friends loved it! Try it yourself and let me know what you think!
11. Raw Cocoa Vanilla Swiss Roll
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In spite of the name, Swiss rolls are actually thought to have originated in Austria. Regardless of where they come from, they’re a delicious treat worthy of any occasion. This Raw Cocoa Vanilla Swiss Roll by Adam Graczynski can be enjoyed by many because it’s gluten-free and grain-free; the chocolatey outer roll is made from dates and almonds and it’s stuffed with a cashew cream filling that can also be made with macadamia.
12. Raw Coconut-Pecan Cocoa Bites
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A raw freezer cookie packed with coconut, cocoa and a hint of pecans. These Raw Coconut-Pecan Cocoa Bites from Amy Height are sugar-free, but surprisingly indulgent. They are delicious, quick, good for you and totally guilt-free. The coconut really helps hold these tasty bites together without using oats or another grain. The coconut oil and almond butter help them stick together, too, as the oils solidify in the freezer and create a little freezer fudge kind of situation.
13. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
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This Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake by Emily von Euw is seriously one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. This cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!
14. Chewy Ginger Cookies
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Emily von Euw‘s Chewy Ginger Cookies have molasses which provides iron, calcium and that strong, unique flavor that defines gingersnaps. Cinnamon and ginger are terrific for blood health and fighting inflammation, and oats provide fiber and a bit of protein. The maple syrup lends a wonderful flavor but, for me anyways, its sweetness isn’t needed here (the dates, raisins and molasses are sweet enough).
15. Raw Matcha Caramels
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These Raw Matcha Caramels from Heidi Turunen are melt-in-your-mouth good. Made with just four ingredients, these candies are ridiculously easy to make! Plus they’re refined sugar-free, use a base of healthy cacao butter, and contain gorgeous antioxidant-rich matcha powder. Enjoy these as a wholesome anytime treat or wrap them up individually and fill a mason jar for a darling gift.
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