Ok, so you remember when I had a cook book giveaway not to long ago and I gave away Dreena Burton’s book “Let Them Eat Vegan!” Well, I have been enjoying many of her 200 plant-powered recipes and last night I tried the Award-Winning Frosted B-raw-nies. All I can say is run, don’t walk, to the store to get the ingredients for this one. They are super easy to make and taste amazing. I can see why they are Award-Wining. If you are a chocolate lover, crave chocolate and desserts, or just need a little sweet once in a while, you will love these brownies. They are moist and rich and satisfy the chocolate monster that lives within us :) Oh, and did I mention they are healthy! But you can keep that secret from your kids and everyone else.
1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw walnuts
2 cups packed medjool dates
1/3 cup raw cocoa
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 to 11/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
2 Tablespoons raw cocoa
Pinch of sea salt
Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper
In a food processor, process the almonds for a few seconds then add the cashews and process until very fine. Add the walnuts and dates, and pulse until the mixture is quite crumbly but not yet coming together. Add the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla and pulse. Process until the mixture comes together. Don’t over mix but the mixture needs to hold together and be sticky. If it is not holding together add a few drops of water.
Press into the prepared pan and use a small piece of parchment paper to press and flatten the mixture evenly into the pan.
Prepare the frosting by combining the coconut butter and agave in a food processor until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and salt and pulse until incorporated. Do not over process.
Smooth the frosting over the base and refrigerate for an hour or more until set. Cut into squares and serve! Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
Try this amazing recipe and order your copy of Dreena’s cookbook today.
I have to go eat more of her B-raw-nies now…..they are calling me from the kitchen.
Choosing healthy living over dying :)