Delicious Dessert Alert!!!!

5 Dec

So I will be perfectly honest with you and say that the recipes on this blog are not my originals.  I aspire to achieve that level of culinary awesomeness someday, but for the time being I prefer the eating part of things 🙂  However, all of the recipes I post I have prepared in my sparsely stocked kitchen…if I can do it, anyone can do it!!

This little number was inspired by a friend of mine who so kindly brought this treat to class yesterday.  It made the last class of the semester much more bearable.  Thanks Crystal!!  After class I took to the world wide web to see if I could find something similar.  Alas…like an angel from heaven “My New Roots”  delivered!

Now I will tell you that when I made this recipe it looked a lot like chunky road tar placed in a cake pan, but that didn’t detract from the taste one bit!  It’s super easy and a surefire way to impress friends and family who scoff at all things healthy.




Raw Brownies


2 cups whole walnuts
2 ½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw cacao
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
¼ tsp. sea salt



1. Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.
2. Add the cacao and salt. Pulse to combine.
3. 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 that when pressed, will easily stick together (if the mixture does not hold together well, add more dates).
4. In a large bowl (or the pan you plan on putting the brownies in), combine the walnut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds. Press into a lined cake pan or mold. Place in freezer or fridge until ready to serve (it is also easier to cut these when they are very cold). Store in an airtight container.


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