Raw Chocolate & Walnut Brownies
Makes: 24 brownies | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 2 hours
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 3/4 cup cacao powder
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup raw almonds, chopped
- Line a shallow rectangular baking tin with baking paper.
- Place walnuts in food processor and blend until fine.
- Add the cacao, vanilla and salt and pulse.
- With the food processor running, add the dates one at a time until the mixture becomes like a thick dough. Option to add honey here for a little more sweetness.
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl and combine with chopped almonds.
- Press mixture into baking tin and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator, cut into squares and serve!
- Store brownies in the fridge so they stay firm. They will keep for up to two weeks.
- If you want to play around with flavours, try adding goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut flakes or even crunchy peant butter instead or (or in addition to ) the chopped almonds.
- You can add an frosting layer on top of the brownie by mixing some melted coconut oil, cacao and honey.
- These brownies contain no added sugars (unless you choose to add a bit of honey). The sweetness comes from the natural sugars in the dates. They are also a source of protein and fibre (from the nuts), which should help to keep you full.
- If you’re looking for a sweet treat in the afternoon or after dinner, these raw chocolate brownies are a great option. Just make sure you stick to one brownie!
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|RAW CHOCOLATE & WALNUT BROWNIES|
|Per serve (1 brownie, 40g)||Per 100g|
|Energy||180 calories (752 kJ)||485 calories (2027 kJ)|
|-Sugars (natural sugars only)||12g||31g|
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This recipe was developed by Hollie Prince, who is an student dietitian intern at The Biting Truth.