Tuesday, June 14, 2011

naked brownies

    It's summertime. We all try to eat healthier...fresh fruits, grilling vegetables, salads...but every once in a while you may crave some chocolate. This brownie will satisfy that sweet tooth, give you lots of health benefits (no kidding!), and you don't even have to turn on your oven in the heat. Can't beat that!
Please read more about why these are so delicious and good for your body at My New Roots (if you like eating naked, clean foods and want to know more about what you eat...you'll love Sarah and all the info she gives you)

The Raw Brownie

2 cups whole walnuts
2 ½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw cacao
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
¼ tsp. sea salt
1. Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.
2. Add the cacao and salt. Pulse to combine.
3. 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).
4. In a large bowl (or the pan you plan on putting the brownies in), combine the walnut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds. Press into a lined cake pan or mold. Place in freezer of fridge until ready to serve (it is also easier to cut these when they are cold). Store in an airtight container

*pic from MyNewRoots.
ps. found 2 pounds of Medjool dates at Costco for $7.99.


Rolerkite said...

yummm! Have you tried the recipe yet?

benson said...

got some in the refrigerator right now--they are so good and satisfy the chocolate craving.

Appletree said...

two of my favorite words, but this was not what I was expecting. are they really actually good? promise?

benson said...

promise they are. They are more like a dark chocolate fudge so don't expect milk chocolate. the weird thing is...a bite or two and you're good. No sugar obsession and going back to eat more and more.