1.5 C medjool dates (about 15)
1 C walnuts (or almonds etc)
1/2 C raw cacao powder (or quality cocoa)
1 tsp salt
1-2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
1/2 C hemp seeds, or
1/2 C almond meal, or
1/2 C dessicated coconut, or
2 tsp finely ground coffee (ooh!)…
No baking, no flour, just raw chocolate goodness. Recipe loosely adapted from Oh She Glows. Feel free to loosely adapt this again to suit your mood or whatever you have in the pantry. Nuts, hemp seeds, any of your faves. Rich chocolate icing could also be involved, and would tip them over into an even bigger, sweeter treat. Makes about a dozen small slices.
Raw Chocolate Brownies
Use a food processor to whizz up the walnuts, then add the dates and process until it becomes a sticky paste. Alternatively, finely chop the nuts and dates with a knife like I did, and mix well in a large bowl. Add the cacao powder and salt and combine before mixing through the melted coconut oil. It should be a nice sticky mix, so add the second tablespoon of oil if it seems a bit dry. Fold in the cacao nibs for extra crunchy goodness, perhaps some more coarsely chopped nuts if your food processor ones became quite fine.
Press the mixture firmly into a lined cake tin or tray. I used a 20 x 20 cm cake tin for these. Leave to chill in the fridge for an hour or two, (or in the freezer if you are in a hurry), and if there’s any left after the first sitting you can store them in the fridge.
These look so delicious and healthy too! Can’t wait to make and share!
Fantastic, thanks Shell!
I was wondering if I could replace the dates for something else given that I am fructose intolerant. Thanks.
Always worth experimenting! As well as being sweet, the dates here really bring a lot of bulk and help to bind up the mix so it sticks together. Might need to be swapped out by a few different items – let us know how you go!