‘Loved-up’ Raw Chocolate Brownies – Trinity Bourne

Written by on January 29, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments


Raw-chocolate-brownies_2We’ve just enjoyed the most awesome ‘loved-up’ raw, no-bake, chocolate brownies and I am really excited to share the recipe. You’ll need a strong blender or even better, a decent food processor to create them. The thing I love about these raw chocolate brownies is that they offer great nutritional value as well as being vegan, gluten-free and lovingly delicious!

Makes: 8 little brownies
Preparation: 15 – 30 minutes
Waiting time: Up to 1 hour (plus pre-soak time)

100g pitted dates
100g walnuts or almonds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil

Other things you’ll need:
a small container/box/tin to put it in before you refrigerate it
parchment paper to line your container

Note about frosting: These work fine without frosting. However, if you are feeling adventurous like I was when I created them, see frosting ingredients below.

Note if you are using almonds: Soak the almonds overnight to soften them and then rinse off the tannin (you’ll see that it has leached into the soak water – simply rinse until the water runs clear). If you’d like to be super healthy and have lots of time then you might like to peel off the almond skins too (or, like me, use them with the skins on). Walnuts don’t need soaking.

  1. Soak dates for a few hours in spring (or filtered) water, to soften before blending. If you are using medjool or other soft dates, then there is actually no need to soak, just make sure they are pitted and use them as they come.Raw chocolate brownies_pressing_down“pressing the mixture with a spoon”
  2. Grind walnuts or almonds in food processor to small pieces or until flour-like (or flour-like with some pieces etc.).
  3. Drain soak water from dates before adding them to food processor along with the vanilla extract. Blend with the nuts until you achieve a pate type consistency.
  4. Make sure the coconut butter is either very soft or has melted (oil) and add to the food processor along with the cocoa powder. At this stage I personally prefer to empty the contents into a large bowl and mix and press with the back of a spoon, until I am satisfied that everything is mixed in evenly… feels much nicer than the harsh blade.
  5. If you’d like it to be extra chocolatey, then add an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder or two!
  6. Line a small container with parchment paper then place the mixture in it. Compress firmly and evenly using the back of a spoon until you have a solid brownie ‘block’. Place in the freezer for up to half an hour, to firm up (or place in the fridge for a little longer).
  7. Divide into 8 little brownies with a sharp knife or add the frosting as follows for an extra delicious treat.

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