No Bake Decadent Chocolate Brownies


You've been taking good care of yourself by eating, sleeping and moving well, so don't forget to treat yourself with some delicious and decadent treats! Bonus - no one will know they are healthier than the traditional alternative.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups loosely packed pitted dates

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts

  • 6 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp water

  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or raw agave)

  • 2 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Combine the dates, walnuts, 6 tbsp cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, water, and salt in a food processor.Process until completely smooth, scraping down as needed – It may seem dry at first, but don’t add any extra water. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan, or line the pan with parchment or wax paper. Transfer dough to pan and press very firmly until dough is evenly distributed in the pan. In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining cocoa and vanilla extract with the maple syrup and oil. Stir until mixture forms a paste (this is the frosting). Spread evenly over dough in the baking pan. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours, to set. Leftovers can stay covered at room temperature for a day, or up to 2 weeks in the fridge, or 1-2 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Information Per Brownie – including frosting:

  • Calories: 140

  • Fat: 7g

  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g

  • Carbohydrates: 20g

  • Protein: 3.5g

  • Fiber: 3.5g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sugar: 16g (mostly natural sugar from the fruit)

  • Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 6

See full recipe post here:

https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2019/09/01/the-ultimate-unbaked-brownies-raw-vegan/

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