This is it, the moment you've all been waiting for, the moment I unveil my secret raw brownie recipe! Well, at least I'm really excited to be sharing it with you all. This recipe has been called "baller" and has been said to taste just like my boyfriend's mom's brownies. That folks, is a high compliment. When I gave the recipe to my recently veganized mom who had to cut all of the sweets that she grew up eating out of her diet, she freaked out. Moments after I gave her the recipe over the phone, she ran out to the grocery store and bought the ingredients. She made them and called me back. She said that I had saved her, and because of me she can still enjoy amazing chocolatey brownies without worrying that they were unhealthy. So there you go folks, I dare you not to like them!
What You Will Need:
- 1 cup pecans (you can also try walnuts or any other nut, pecans are my favorite for this recipe)
- 1 cup pitted dates, halved or quartered (I use organic medjool dates)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened, natural cocoa powder or cacao powder
- tuber ware or pan to keep them in
If you are feeling fancy, after the blending step, experiment by putting other ingredients into the brownie mixture such as orange zest, shredded coconut, or peppermint extract. Let me know how it goes!
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until a crumbly mixture forms. You probably only need to run it for a few seconds or pulse it a few times. You may need to blend, scrap the sides of the blender with a spoon, and blend again. If your blender is not very powerful, you might want to add ingredients gradually, and blend in small portions. Once everything is well combined and a well-blended but crumbly mixture forms, pour all of it into a plastic container or brownie pan. Using your hands, gently press the mixture down into a firm square so that it can be cut into small brownie squares later. Place the container in the freezer for an hour or two to help them to firm up (this step is optional and eating the brownie mixture straight out of the blender is not uncommon for those making this recipe the first, second, or one hundredth time! If you choose to freeze them, once they have firmed up, take them out and cut into cute little squares. Any leftovers (highly unlikely) should be kept in the refrigerator. Enjoy!