September 22, 2012

Raw Brownies (vegan, wheat-free)

As this was my first attempt at making a raw, vegan, wheat-free brownie I was a bit hesitant. However, these brownies are amazing!  Sweet, salty, and chocolaty...oh, and healthy too;-)  Enjoy! 

2 cups whole walnuts
2 ½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw cacao (do not use regular cocoa powder)
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped (optional)
¼ tsp. sea salt

Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.

Add the cacao and salt. Pulse to combine. 

Add the dates one at a time through the feed tube of the food processor while it is running. What you should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs, but that when pressed, will easily stick together (if the mixture does not hold together well, add more dates). 

In a large bowl (or the pan you plan on putting the brownies in), combine the walnut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds (optional). Press into a lined cake pan or mold. Place in freezer or fridge until ready to serve (it is easier to cut these when they are cold). Store in an airtight container. 

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