Sarah from My New Roots said she'd change my life with this brownie, and now it's my turn to change your life.
Reading about raw brownies had me double-taking the title. What could be better than a dark chocolate brownie that's good for you, yet ridiculously simple to make? I am truly grateful that I found this recipe. While a gooey, hot out-of-the-oven brownie is still enjoyable, this one is a life saviour in the sense that it allows for the daily splurge whilst acting as a saving grace for your health and diet. Although the ingredients for this brownie are potentially expensive, I can genuinely say that it has become my go-to recipe. Oh right, you like no-bakes right?
Ingredients: For 110 kcal brownies, cut into 12 servings (slightly adapted from My New Roots)
1 cup walnut halves
1 & 1/2 cups dates, pitted
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup unsalted, raw almonds (slightly chopped)
1/8 tsp. sea salt
Place the walnuts into a food processor and blend until finely ground. Whisk together the cacao and salt; add bit-by-bit to the ground walnut and pulse to combine. Add the dates one at a time to the food processor while it is running. Although the mixture will appear crumbly, the dates will enable the crumbs to stick together later on. Add the mixture to a bowl and mix with almonds. Press the mixture down on a parchment-lined pan. Press well! For the brownie to hold-up better, place in the fridge or freezer until serving time; the brownie will also be easier to cut when chilled. To store, place in an airtight container. I reckon you'll eat half the batch before you put them away though.
- I used Hershey's Dark Cacao Powder. I enjoy bittersweet brownies. If it is not sweet enough, add more dates
- If the mixture is not holding together, add more dates
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