RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

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These raw brownies are made using medjool dates, almonds, walnuts, cocoa powder and cacao nibs! Cacao is basically chocolate in its most pure form. It has so many nutritional benefits!

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Cacao nibe are high in antioxidants, magnesium, potassium and even fibre! I really need to start baking with these magical little guys more.

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They’re super yummy, sweetened naturally and filled with fibre from the dates! Rich and dense, these brownies will definitely meet your chocolate craving. I topped them with chocolate icing, which honestly takes them to next the level. Swoon.

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If you try out this recipe, let me know and tag me on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 500g fresh medjool dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs

ICING (optional)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 80g vegan dark chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

METHOD: 

  1. Add walnuts to blender and pulse until ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add almonds to blender and pulse until ground. Transfer to mixing bowl with walnuts.
  3. Whisk cocoa powder and salt into ground nuts and combine.
  4. Add 250g of dates to blender and pulse until small bits remain. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the remaining 250g of dates and repeat.
  5. Combine the nut and cocoa mixture with the dates, using your hands to form a ‘dough’.
  6. Add cacao nibs to ‘dough’ and fold to combine.
  7. Line a square dish with baking paper and press the brownie mixture down until it is relatively evenly spread out flat.
  8. Place dish in freezer for 30 minutes to firm. Remove, slice into squares, and enjoy!

If making icing:

  1. Add almond milk to a microwavable bowl and warm for 1 minute in the microwave. Remove and immediately add your chopped dark chocolate to the hot milk, letting it melt on its own for a minute.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, stir the chocolate in gently and add salt. Keep stirring.
  3. Add melted coconut oil and stir to combine.
  4. Place bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.
  5. At the 10 minute mark, add icing sugar and combine with a hand mixer until smooth icing forms.
  6. Frost the brownies, top with additional walnuts, cut into squares and enjoy!

Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 12

*Note: These brownies keep fresh for 2 weeks, in an airtight container stored in the fridge.

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