Raw Brownies

YUM!!! I love these brownies because they're easy to make, gluten free, dairy free, and decadent. They're loaded with antioxidants from cocoa and fiber from the nuts and dates. I wouldn't go overboard and say these are a “super food”, but they're close to it!

Brownie Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups pitted dates
1 1/2 cups cashews (substitute walnuts or almonds if needed)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp water
1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt

Icing Ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
4 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the brownie ingredients in a food processor and process for 2 minutes, until the mixture is completely smooth. It may seem a bit dry at first, just give it time.
Grease an 8″ square pan with coconut oil.
Transfer the brownie mixture into the pan and press down with a wooden spoon to flatten out evenly.
Whisk the icing ingredients together until combined. Pour the icing over the brownies and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.

Marina Bedrossian is a Northport, NY dietitian nutritionist who helps people with holistic nutrition solutions and food sensitivities. Visit this page to schedule an appointment and don’t forget to join the private Facebook group “Ingredients For Healthy Families” more information here.