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Friday, May 1, 2009

Raw Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Sauce

I was really craving chocolate tonight so I whipped up these "brownies." They have a strong cacao taste but the flavor of the walnuts still comes through as well. If you do not care for walnuts, you can use other nuts that are not quite as strong.

Raw Chocolate Brownies
Makes 12 brownies
1 cup raw walnuts
1 cup raw almonds
2/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 Tbs agave nectar
2 cups dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt

Process all ingredients in a food processor. Press into a brownie or pie pan. Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour to firm them. Slice into squares or wedges. These are very rich so cut them small. Serve with Raw Caramel Sauce.

Raw Caramel Sauce
1 cup raw agave nectar
5 dates, pitted
1 tsp celtic sea salt
1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla (to taste)
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Put all ingredients in Vitamix or other highspeed blender and blend for 20 - 30 seconds on high. Place in container and chill for at least 2 hours. Drizzle over brownie wedges/squares.


Stacy said...

These look amazing. How in the world do you come up with this stuff?

Susan said...

Thanks Stacy. Out of need/strong wants. I strongly want chocolate and have given up wheat and sugar so this works to fill that craving.

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