Raw Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
Gooey, fudgy, completely awesome raw vegan chocolate brownies full of delicious dates, walnuts and cacao! Super easy to make, and I used a creamy coconut oil based icing for the topping! BB xxxx
1 1/2 cups raw walnuts, divided
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
2 - 2 1/2 cups Medjool or dates, pitted
3/4 cups raw cacao
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
The Bondi Baker Method
Step 1- Place the walnuts and almonds in the food processor and process until finely ground. Add the cacao and pulse to combine. Then transfer to bowl and set aside.
Step 2- Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Step 3- Add nut and cocoa mixture back into food processor and while processing, drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor spout. Process until a dough consistency is achieved, adding more dates if the mixture does not hold together when squeezed in your hand.
Step 4- Add the brownie mixture to a loaf pan greased with coconut oil and add remaining 1/2 cup roughly roughly chopped walnuts. Toss to combine and evenly distribute, and then press down with you hands until it is flat and firm.
Step 5- Place in freezer or fridge to chill before icing.
Step 6- To ice, melt the coconut oil, and the whisk in the cacao, maple syrup and vanilla essence. Pour over the set brownies and freeze until firm.