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  1. gidgetnfroggi

    that sound both yummy and easy to make I just might have to make my first raw treat next week some time, I have to get some cashews first.

  2. healthyexposures

    gahhh, this looks ahh.maa.zing, amber!! genius!

  3. BLISS RAW CAFE & ELIXIR BAR

    Hope all is good!!Blondie sounds!!Think we are going to try it!!Love visiting your blog!!What’s great about you and your blog…both are young and refreshing…!Get to getting with your book girl!Can’t wait to sell it here at BLISS!!

  4. Megan

    Yumm, looks delicious! I’m guessing by the “no bake, no dehydration!” comment you’ve gotten a lot of comments like mine on the feedback survey, where we beg for dehydrator-free recipes… ;) Glad to know I’m not the only one, hehe. I’m going to have to make one of these… mmm.

  5. Eliz@The Sweet Life

    This is hilarious–national blondie day! I was inspired to make them this morning–never made them before–but not vegan. Yours look delicious!

  6. vivaciousvegan

    I think this looks tasty, is there anyway you can make it with out processed sugar?

  7. Mary Crouch Young

    So I don’t really like dates. What might I use instead?

  8. veganpiggy

    YUM! I’m going to make this right away :)

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Mmm…will definitely try it next time I’m craving something sweet, looks divine.

  10. Hillary Dyan Davis

    This looks PERFECT for our dessert tonight! I’m putting the “almost” in my “almost raw” by having a bison burger tonight (I know, bad, evil naughty Hillary!….but it was on sale!). Raw side dishes and toppings, though…..and now the perfect raw dessert that I just happen to have everything for ;) . I’m considering a raw blackberry coulis as an accompaniment.

  11. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon

    Yay! So glad you posted the recipe–can’t wait to try it :) And the chocolate crinkle cookies were VERY easy! They came together super quick, and Adam just said this afternoon they’re his most recent favorite cookie :) I changed the recipe a bit from the one in the book (reduced the sugar, added yogurt, eliminated corn syrup, etc.), but they were awesome just the same. Happy Blondie Day!

  12. Ela

    Did your survey yesterday.

    Sounds like a yummy and simple recipe: I love raw foods! I actually made Evan (Wannabe Chef)’s blondies for Phil and our guests last night–butter, flour, sugar, so not for me, obviously, but sweet that we’re on the same wavelength there!

    I’m avoiding dates right now but might try it with chia-sweet. Or make it for Phil…

    Happy blondie day!
    love
    Ela

  13. Moni'sMeals

    looks really good! Happy Blondie day!

  14. Aparna

    Wow, Amber, so I just made this and put some Love Street Coconut Spread on top of it–my parents and I LOVED it! Thanks for making my day :-)

  15. Pure2raw twins

    YUM! Blondie looks perfect :)

  16. Hannah

    I really, really, really, really am going to make this as *soon* as I’ve finished the last bit of my raw key lime pie! Amber, you are just the awesome. And I can’t help thinking of all the ways to play with this in future! Almond extract, or some coffee grounds (though I suppose that isn’t raw), or some figs instead of dates…. be still my beating heart!

    I’m also so thankful for the single-serving recipe. It’s not that I mind eating 12 lots of something in three days, but I just never enjoy it as much by the end as I did at first. Hurrah hurrah for something that won’t give me taste-fatigue!

    Gorgeous photos, too :)

  17. Diana

    Beautiful photos! Lol I’m lying in bed about to sleep and I’m getting hungry just looking at them. Btw love love love the sprinkle of cacao nibs!

  18. katshealthcorner

    So beautiful!!! I love how you used a cupcake pan to mold you brownie! I never would have thought of that!! So amazing! :D

  19. Deb

    Oh, definitely putting this on my “to do” list…..I’ve been looking for a yummie blondie recipe for a while and missed them at Christmas…..THANKS!!!

  20. rachel

    yum, will definitely be trying this :)

  21. Kat @ Cupcake Kat

    Can you please come visit me and make delicious, raw, vegan treats?

  22. rachelsmusicalkitchen

    Sounds amazing!

  23. bitt

    YUM! will make for sure.

  24. Lauren Slayton

    this recipe is a keeper, wish I dreamed up such good recipes. Sad to admit but I’m not a food processing gal, can I blend this?

  25. Mat

    I have a little get together this week, i think this after dinner is gonna be the play. Thanks

  26. Michelle

    I can’t wait to try this recipe out! This blondie sounds amazing! I’m thinking here…..I may need to double the recipe and make some mini ones in a mini muffin pan. I just need to by walnuts. :o )

  27. TheHealthyapron

    I freakin’ can’t wait to try this recipe!! You are so creative! I cannot come up with recipes on my own! Kudos!

  28. River (Wing-It Vegan)

    What a beautiful blondie! And the food ain’t bad either! :P

    Don’t listen to the haters! You are awesome, and beautiful, and talented, so I’m sure you’re going to encounter more haters in the future. But 99.999999999% of your readers think you’re *da bomb*! Don’t let the tiny haters get you down! :)

  29. hihorosie

    Oooh! Yummy! I love how simple it is but truly looks so delectable! I’ll have to see if I’ve got these ingredients on hand (I have most but might not have enough nuts – excuse to get more) because I love dessert, including little blondies! ;)

  30. Tamarind Ball

    I read your blog this morning and during the lunch hour popped out to my natural grain store to get the required ingredients for a blondie making extravaganza when I get in later.

    But at around three o’clock this afternoon, I experienced a bit of an energy drain and needed to put some pep in my step… what did I do? I took five cashew nuts, two pecans and half of a date, and pop them into my mouth and chewed – and had the most amazing flavor! Lol! I guess you can say I made my own blondie …. that gave me just enough pep to take me through the afternoon – dried fruit and nuts wins everytime! :-)

  31. Melissa

    Single serving sweet treats are G E N I U S !!!! Thank you I can’t wait to get the proper nuts into the house…all I have is Hazelnut (could be good) and Pignoli ( thinking not so much). I have been following you for a while now and wanted to drop a note. Please do not let those whose hateful comments would detract you from your journey. You are an inspiration!

  32. Erik Marcus

    Blogged at Vegan.com:

    http://vegan.com/blog/2011/01/31/raw-vegan-blondies/

    Beautiful stuff, Amber. I know my readers will be thrilled to check this one out!

  33. Justin

    I am one of Erik’s readers and I CANNOT WAIT to make this!!! Thank you both for what you do!!

  34. Debbie@Live from La Quinta

    Haooy to see today that your recipe was shared on vegan.com (with an appropriate link to your blog).

  35. Danu

    Just made and enjoyed this. Certainly very very simple and fun to make. Looks lovely, appealing and stylish on a little plate.
    I could easily have foregone the sugar I think, as the dates were sweet enough. Indeed, next time I might add more dates for texture and leave out the sugar.
    I added some dessicated coconut which gave a lovely flavour and made the finished blondie even blonder.
    There is something very beautiful about this little blondie; I’ll definitely make it for friends.
    I used a ramekin in place of muffin tins, it was just as simple to turn out.
    Yummy, thanks so much for this simple and delicious recipe :) x

  36. Catherine

    These are soooooooooooo good!!! I processed it a little more and reached a cookie-dough texture.. yummy!!! I also incorporated the raw cacao nibs in the recipe instead of using them as topping. I formed tiny little balls and froze them for a while.. served on banana soft serve.. it was like eating cookie-dough ice-cream! Thanks Amber for this wonderfully decadent treat!

  37. Mama Kelly aka Jia

    Followed a link on another blog and so glad I did. I have bookmarked this and look forward to sitting down to a snack that tastes as good as it is good for me!!!

  38. Deanna

    OMG. I finally made this. Well, my riff on it. I used 4 brazil nuts in place of cashews and 4 dates, but no palm sugar – and threw everything in my coffee grinder and said “screw packing it – I’m eating it with a spoon” and it is SOOOOO good. Thank you!

  39. ashli norton

    made this and it didnt stick together for me…SOOOO…I just put this in a bowl with some Almond Milk and it became my morning (and afternoon) cereal!

  40. Rose

    Tried it tonight for the second time and it was just as delicious as the first time, but better because this time around I followed directions :)
    The first time I was too excited and just threw everything into the food processor, the result was that it didn’t stick together (maybe this is what happened to Ashli’s?). Although, it did still taste delish!! :)
    Second time around, I followed directions and my blondie came out perfect!! So perfect that I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate it all.
    Oh well, guess I’ll have to make it a third time!

  41. serenity3212

    so yummy, i used macs instead of walnuts because i had none and it turned out fantastic! thanks for the recipe :)

  42. Healthy Hot and Happy

    These looks and sounds incredible! I am so happy I found your blog today – so many great vegan recipes to try. :)

  43. Vegan Bakerista

    Beautiful photos Amber!! What a great recipe! I love the cacao garnish!

  44. Jill

    These Blondies are AWESOME!! I wanted to make enough for 4 people, and I made them into balls (not exactly small) and got about 20 of them!! I rolled them in the cocoa nibs after making them into balls. Amazing!!! Thank you so much for this recipe…This will be repeated many times I am sure!!!

  45. brandi taylor

    These look heavenly :-)

  46. ellen

    It was AH-MAZING! Thanks for sharing!

  47. grace @ goodness gracious

    Hi Amber. I saw this post when you originally put it up and thought, ‘I must try that!’…sadly life got in the way and I forgot about the blondies, but the recipe sat posted to my fridge, watching me every day. It wasn’t until Eva at Uncooking 101 wrote about it a couple of days ago that I was reminded to get on it! WELL, not only was this super simple, it was even easier for me because I had a jar of a mixture of ground up nuts in the fridge (ready for smoothies or as a topping) so I just use those with the dates, coconut sugar, vanilla and salt. Took about 2 minutes. I made 2 mini blondies and ate one immediately. #2 is waiting for my man friend to get home…but he better hurry up or it will be gone! I posted about it on my fb page :) https://www.facebook.com/GoodnessGraciousHealth?ref=tn_tnmn

  48. Miranda

    Just made 2 servings of this – it was amazing. Even my non vegan, meat loving husband loved it and couldn’t finish it because it was so rich! I imagine it with a big scoop of coconut milk ice cream…YUM. Thank you for this awesome, awesome recipe!

  49. Robert Tregillis

    Thank you for the recipe, it was delicious.
    I am just beginning my vegan journey and this certainly makes it easier.

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  51. Hannah

    I made these for the first time today and they turned out super oily (delicious, but oily). I’m new to raw food. Any idea what I did wrong?

  52. Kristin

    I just found this recipe this morning and I couldn’t wait to try it out! I didn’t even know I liked dates until just about a month ago. These were incredible! Thank you!

    P.S. I added your cookbook to my Amazon Wish List too. I can’t wait to buy it!

  53. Lauren

    This look great! Have you ever tried raisins in place of dates?

  54. Tanya Zepeda

    Currently in HEAVEN with this one!!! You are dead on about the flavors combining to create a butterscotch flavor. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this recipe!!!!! I’ll be making this A LOT!!! (Quadrupling the recipe is GENIUS!)

  55. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I just got done making blondies..but not the raw or vegan kind :) Yours look awesome!

  56. cheezyk

    I have no idea why this post suddenly appeared in my reader but I’m sure glad it did, these look and sound fabulous – will definitely be giving them a try!

  57. Aubrey

    my day:
    mid-morn work break: found this recipe looking for easy vegan desserts
    lunch break: went to Kohl’s and got a mini-processor (belated b-day gift to myself)
    after work: got the goods from the store and made this!
    As a newly vegan college girl on internship, I’m using the summer away from the caf. to experiment with all the awesomeness this new diet has to offer–and these are divine!!
    Thanks so much; I look forward to following your blog

  58. Susan

    Hi Amber, I found your blog this morning (I’m wanting to add more vegan food into my diet) and realized when I saw this recipe that I had all of the ingredients. Just a few minutes later I was eating it. Absolutely delicious. When I’m in the mood for something sweet this will be an easy choice. I loved it.

  59. Rachel

    Om nom nom!! A friend of a friend actually made a picnic-sized variation of these blondies for our 4th of July party and I was going nuts looking for the recipe since. I made this with my own variations based on what I had on hand, and now it’s a favorite!! Also great for me to make in larger quantities so I can have something non-perishable to take me with to school. I was worried the mixture was too crumbly and not sticking together and that my dates weren’t chopping…but it turned out great. I usually double the recipe and put it into a fairly flat round container, so I can cut out pieces to eat and put the lid on to save the rest.

    But I wonder, would maple syrup work in place of the sugar or would it make the mixture too liquid? Here’s what I used and it came out well:

    1/2 cup raw cashews
    1/2 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
    2 tablespoons azulka morena organic cane sugar
    4 regular/smallish dates
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    (salt omitted due to using salted peanuts)

  60. Moi Contre Le Vie

    Can’t WAIT to make these! You had me at “five minute!” haha

  61. Amie

    I just tried this recipe and I loved it!! It perfectly satisfied my sweet tooth :)
    I doubled it up but used xylitol instead of coconut palm sugar.
    I heard that once the liquid is extracted from the coconut tree for its sugar that the tree can no longer produce coconuts :(
    I can find other sugar subs but can’t replace coconuts…
    I’ll definitely make this recipe again and again, Thanks

  62. melissa

    Loved the single-serve option–I have been wanting to make a smaller batch of the version in the cookbook, but wasn’t sure if it would be too small for my regular-sized food processor.

    The nibs on top are a perfect complement. Thanks for this recipe!

  63. Carla

    I’m eating this as I type – AMAZING!!!! Just so delish!!

  64. CS

    OMG This sounds good! New sweet treat for me…yay!

  65. Mika

    Umm, I was wondering if I wanted to bake it, would I add flour? I realize this is supposed to be raw, but I just like the warm comforting taste of baked goods :)

  66. deborah

    Just made it. I used. Shredded coconut and chocolate chips. Love it!

  67. Chantelle Nunez

    STOKED to come across your website and delicious recipes. I’m on the low FODMAP diet, which means I can’t have dates (or other high fructose fruit), so do you think I could substitute coconut oil for the dates and a pinch of stevia? Thanks.

  68. Renee

    I made these, they were too dry. I used Bob’s Red Mill chopped dates and coconut. What can I do add honey or agave do it will stick together?

    Thx.

  69. Carol

    These Vegan blondes are AMAZING……only one problem,once I start eating them I can’t stop.

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