17 Unbelievably Good Raw Desserts



Do you follow a raw, Paleo diet, or are you just trying to cut out more processed goods in favor of natural, whole foods? Maybe you just really don’t want to turn your oven on.

Whatever your reasons for eating more raw foods, you know desserts can be tricky. After all, many of them are some form of baked good.

Fret no longer, because we’ve compiled delectable raw, no-bake desserts that feature wholesome, Paleo-friendly ingredients you can feel good about eating.

There’s no cooking required for any of these recipes, though there may be the occasional gentle warming of ingredients, to melt chocolate or emulsify ingredients, for example. This is typically allowed on a raw diet, so long as the food is not heated past 118°F.

Below you’ll find treats like brownies, candies, fudge squares, cakes, and more. You won’t need an oven, but you may need a blender or food processor for best results. Your fridge and freezer will also prove essential to setting treats like tasty lemon cheesecake bites or chocolate hazelnut tarts.

Turn your oven off, and dig in!

Raw Chocolate Cashew Tart


As long as you have a blender handy, this raw chocolate cashew tart comes together quickly and easily. Plus, you only need seven ingredients total!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Chocolate Cashew Tart

Raw, No-Bake Brownies


Chewy, fudgy, and rich in chocolate-y flavor, these no-bake brownies will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Recipe: Living Healthy with Chocolate | Raw, No-Bake Brownies

Raw Chocomole


If the name didn’t clue you in, chocomole is a creamy chocolate avocado spread, perfect for slathering on fresh fruit or other Paleo snacks.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Chocomole

5-Minute Raw Paleo Fudge Balls


If you’ve got a sweet craving right now, these 5-minute raw Paleo fudge balls can help.

Recipe: Healy Eats Real | 5-Minute Raw Paleo Fudge Balls

Copycat Almond Joy Recipe


Do you love those coconut, almond, and chocolate bars on the candy aisle? These healthier versions use wholesome ingredients like dark chocolate, coconut flakes, coconut oil, raw honey, and raw almonds to achieve the same great flavors.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Copycat Almond Joy Recipe

No-Bake Paleo Vegan Snickers Bars


Loaded with nuts, homemade caramel, and chocolate, these bars are ultra-rich, but require zero baking.

Recipe: The Big Man’s World | No-Bake Paleo Vegan Snickers Bars

Raw Dark Chocolate Almond Cups


These chilled, no-bake dark chocolate almond cups are chewy, nutty, and just sweet enough.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Dark Chocolate Almond Cups

Easy Raw Fudge


This raw dessert couldn’t be simpler to throw together; all you need is nut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla extract.

Recipe: Detoxinista | Easy Raw Fudge

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites


Like gingerbread cookies, but raw, these cookie bites are a well-spiced, no-bake treat.

Recipe: Love Food Nourish | Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Tart


Rich, dense, and oh-so-chocolatey, it’s a good thing these tarts are small. Bonus: You don’t even need a tart pan!

Recipe: Our Paleo Life | Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Raw Paleo Brownie Bars


With just five ingredients, these raw Paleo brownie bars come together quick. You’ll love the wholesome ingredients, like cacao powder, macadamia nuts, and dates.

Recipe: Paleo Flourish | Raw Paleo Brownie Bars

Paleo Raw Carrot Cake


Pack some veggies into your raw treats! You’ll love each carrot-studded bite of this raw carrot cake.

Recipe: Skinny Fitalicious | Paleo Raw Carrot Cake

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites


A thick, creamy, lemon-flavored cheesecake layer rests atop a date and nut-based crust. These delectable bites are completely no-bake, too.

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Easy Raw Flourless Chocolate Cake


This no-bake flourless chocolate cake is coated with a salted chocolate shell. It’s heavenly.

Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Easy Raw Flourless Chocolate Cake

Raw Brownie Bites


Sink your teeth into these fudgy raw brownie bites, loaded with healthy fats from walnuts.

Recipe: Detoxinista | Raw Brownie Bites

Raw Pumpkin Spice Fudge


Channel autumn any time of the year with these pumpkin-rich fudge squares, which require no oven time and a handful of ingredients.

Recipe: Bakerita | Raw Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Paleo Chocolate Pie with Raw Graham Cracker Crust


This decadent, no-bake chocolate pie has the most delicious “graham cracker” crust made with walnuts, dates, cinnamon, and salt.

Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Paleo Chocolate Pie with Raw Graham Cracker Crust


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