Ok, ok, who doesn’t love brownies? Obviously Mary and I do because this is the second brownie recipe we have posted. This one has no flour, dairy or processed sugar. That’s not even the best part. The best part is they are great!
I originally found this on Facebook and have modified it to my liking.
1 cup walnuts
1 cup almonds
2 1/2 cups dates
3/4 cup cocoa
2 TBS. cocoa nibs
1/4 tsp salt
Grind up the walnuts and almonds in your blender or food processor until they are a powder. Pour the mixture into a bowl.
Add the dates to your blender or food processor and chop until they are a paste. (I soak my whole dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Then I drain the water and squeeze the dates in my hands until most of the water is gone. This makes the chopping process much easier.)
Pour your nut mixture back into the blender and mix everything up. (You will have to scrape the sides down several times during this process.) After you have it all combined, scrape the “batter” into an 8×8 parchment paper lined baking dish. Press it down flat. IT is sticky!!
Add the cocoa powder, nibs and salt to your blender and whirl it around a few times to break up the nibs. Empty that mixture out onto your “batter” and press it down flat again. Stick your pan in the fridge about 30 minutes. Remove and lift out the brownies by holding onto the parchment paper. Cut into squares unless you are going to frost them. If you are going to add frosting don’t cut them out yet.
1/4 cup almond milk
1 cup dark chocolate (I use Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips)
2 TBS. melted coconut oil
1/4 cup powdered sugar (I use Swerve brand powdered sugar. It is a natural sugar substitute) adjust the amount of “sugar” to your taste
1/4 tsp salt
Heat the milk in a bowl in the microwave. Add the chocolate and cover the bowl for a few minutes so the chips will melt. Stir up into a smooth paste. Add your remaining ingredients and whisk it up. (Taste to check for desired sweetness.) Spread on top of the brownies and cut into squares.
Best eaten at room temperature but store in fridge if you have some leftover.
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