Raw Almond Chocolate Brownies with Hazel Nut and Prunes
Raw Chocolate Brownies – makes about 6 squares:
Satisfy your chocolate cravings the healthy way with these raw chocolate brownies!
I focused on giving these a nuttier taste by using almonds and hazelnuts, which are two of my favourite nuts to pair with chocolate. By focusing on more nuts, I also added coconut oil to create a fudgier, more moist texture. This way, I was also able to use less dried fruit to reduce the sugar content in the bars. After adding in some cocoa, and seasoning with some salt and vanilla, the beautiful flavours of these brownies were formed! Yum!
- 3/4 cup (120g) almonds
- 1/2 cup (50g) hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup (50g) prunes
- 3 dates
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa or cacao powder
- vanilla, to taste
- pinch salt
- Add all of your ingredients into a food processor. On a high speed, process for 3-4 minutes. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may want to pause and give your processor a break half way through. You may also want to scrape down the sides of the processor a couple of times!
- When the nuts have broken down into a fine crumb, and your mixture sticks well together when you pick some up and pinch it between your fingers, it is ready. Pour the mixture into a cake tin – preferably one with a removable base. Press the mixture down firmly so that it all sticks well together. Move the brownie into the fridge and leave to set for up to an hour.
- When the brownie has set, remove from the tin and slice into desired sized pieces. Save for later, or eat straight away!