for the daring


I love to try out new recipes; my husband would say that it’s almost a disorder – he’s of the “if it’s not broke why fix it?” mindset.   But sometimes (often) an intriguing recipe catches my eye and my curiosity gets the best of me.
Now I’ve been on a not so hot streak, (ask my family about Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies) but last week I found a keeper.  Seriously, these are so good.  As a slight disclaimer, I do think you have to like dark chocolate to like these, but if you do, you’re in for a treat – a healthy treat!


The Raw Brownie

1 cup. walnuts
1 1/4 cup Medjool dates – pitted (check your local health food store)
1/2 cup. cacao
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds

Place walnuts in a food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.  (I was lazy and tried this in my blender, but it didn’t get the walnuts fine enough)
Add the cacao and salt – pulse to combine.
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 when pressed should easily stick together.  (if not,add more dates)
Stir in almonds.
Press into a lines 9×9 pan or mold.  Place in fridge or freezer until ready to serve and eat.


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