Recipe: raw chocolate brownie with chocolate ganache

Chocolate is my absolute favorite thing!
Since I tend to be a bit of a health freak - I love raw chocolate the most because of all the health benefits from raw cacao and coconut oil. I always make my family and friends try my newest creation and a lot of the time, I am not going to lie, it is a bit of a bust. However, this summer I was introduced to the most amazing raw brownie! My good friend and raw food junkie, Corinne, made this super easy, delicious and healthy recipe. What brownie isn’t complete without icing? None of course! The icing is totally raw, refined sugar free and is made of only 3 ingredients!
This recipe literally takes 10 minutes to make, requires no cooking and lasts up to 2 weeks in the freezer.
So make sure these brownies are always on hand (or frozen) for whenever that chocolate craving suddenly creeps up on you!

Brownie


Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Raw Walnuts, unsoaked

  • 16 Pitted Medjool Dates

  • 2/3 Cup Raw Cacao powder, or cocoa powder

  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries (make sure they are sugar free & sulphite-free) I personally enjoy Eden Organic Foods Dried Cherries
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Nibs
  • 2 teaspoons Filtered Water
Instructions

  1. Place the walnuts in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until coarsely chopped. Remove 1/2 Cup of the walnuts and set aside in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the dates and process until the mixture begins to stick together. Add the cacao powder and process to incorporate.
  3. Add the chopped walnuts, dried cherries, cacao nibs and water and process briefly, just until mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture evenly into an 8-inch glass baking dish and press down with your hand to compact.
  5. Make the icing as below and then cover the brownie with the chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dark agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacoa powder
  • 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted


Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth
  2. Stop occasionally and scrape down sides of blender
  3. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge
  4. Cut into squares. Cover with plastic wrap or put in an airtight container.  


Yield: 16 small brownies (8 servings)

Recipe adapted from Jennifer Cornblee’s Raw For Dessert: Easy Delights for Everyone

We will be featuring this recipe in an upcoming video blog!


best in health,

kate kokoski

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmm... sound delicous and cant wait to try it out and impress my family and friends :) ... Chocolate and fast to make...can't get any better, and just in time for the holidays :) !!
Thanks Kate

Tristin said...

This recipe is AMAZING!!!

AAAD Team said...

Thanks! Glad you enjoy it!

Ruthia said...

I've made this twice now and everyone loves it! The icing especially is so delicious. But without a food processer it's pretty labour intensive... but still worth it!

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