Raw Brownies

Four years ago, I posted (yep, been writing this blog for over 4 years …. no major breakout new blogger award, but happy to still be posting, promoting Natori, and contributing to the world wide web) the recipe for Raw Brownies. Since many of you readers have not been reading since Day 1 (thank you to my parents and college girlfriends), I decided it was time to share this wonder of a recipe again! 4 ingredients, no refined sugar, super delicious, easy to make, no baking, holy ka-bomb done done done.

 

Rich, delicious, decadent and NO guilt!

Rich, delicious, decadent and NO guilt!

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients! 4 wam bam thank you mam.

Ingredients! just 4.  nice.

 

* 2 cup walnuts

* 2 1/2 cups pitted and chopped dates

* 1 cup raw cocoa

* 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

 

Directions:

 

Grind the walnuts up to a fine sand like appearance. Do not make walnut-butter, but don't have it be chunky. Then mix up the cocoa and the salt.

Grind the walnuts until they achieve a fine sand-like appearance. Do not make walnut-butter, but don’t have it be chunky. Then mix up the cocoa and salt.

Dates are not the most aesthetically appealing food, but they sure do taste good.

Dates aren’t the most aesthetically appealing food, but they sure do taste good.

The blended walnuts, cocoa, and salt.

The blended walnuts, cocoa, and salt.

One by one, put the pitted date through the top of the cusinart

One by one, put the pitted date through the top of the cuisinart

Blend until all mixed up.

Blend until all mixed up.

Dough like mixture.

Dough like mixture.

In a waxed lined pan, place the dough into it

Place the dough in a waxed lined pan

Smooth it down.

Smooth it down.

I use the wax paper to make it even and flat on top.

I use the wax paper to make it even and flat on top.

The thickness I like for the brownies. Once it is set in the lined pan, put it in the fridge for at least an hour before you cut it. This will make it much easier to cut into pieces.

The thickness I like for the brownies. Once it is set in the lined pan, put it in the fridge for at least an hour before you cut it. This will make it much easier to cut into pieces.

The brownie bar!!!!

The brownie bar!!!!

Strips of heaven.

Strips of heaven.

Cutting into little squares.

Cutting into little squares.

Creamy! Not cakey, not crumbly. Store in fridge when not eating!

Creamy! Not cakey, not crumbly. Store in fridge when not eating!

 

I am on a roll with making these little bits of heaven — every weekend, I “bake.” My kids love them, my husband loves them, and I love them! I hope you find the time to make them — then let me know what you think. Have a great weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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3 Comments

  1. These look great..not a big dates fan..wondering if:
    1) are they used only for texture and if so can you taste them?
    2) can something else be substituted in place of them?
    Fab

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