Raw Cacao Brownies

Simple steps + five ingredients = rich, chocolatey superfood bomb in your mouth! These whip up so quickly with so few ingredients, you will start making these on a weekly basis. Here is a recipe for a brownie that no one will ever believe is good for you. These are raw so you want to be sure you find the best quality, organic ingredients. All you need is a food processor. Make this on your Sunday and enjoy all week long. Store in your fridge or freezer and wrap individually for easy on-the-go healthy snacking!

Dates: my glazed donut! Ok well maybe not, but they’re such a sweet delight and their natural sugary skin reminds me of that on a glazed kispie kreme! Sweet, tender and caramel in flavor, they are a perfect replacement for sugar in many recipes. A great source of fiber and high in potassium, the dates in this recipe binds the ingredients, giving the brownies their “gooey factor”.

Raw Cacao: is best source of magnesium found naturally. They contain a rich supply of antioxidants and fiber and give that deep, dark chocolatey flavor.

Pecans: buttery and rich in flavor, they are a great source of energy, antioxidants and vitamin E. They are also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (lowers bad cholesterol, raises the good ones).

Raw Caco Brownie

{Yield: about 8-12}

1 cup pecans

1 cup dates, pitted

5 Tbsp raw cacoa powder

1 Tbsp agave

1/4 tsp sea salt

Place the pecans in a food processor and blend until finely ground.

Add the cacao powder and sea salt and pulse to combine.

Add the dates one at a time through the feed of the food processor while it is running, followed by the agave. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed between your fingers and the dates are well processed. The mix should still appear to be ‘cake-like’ crumbs.

Press the mixture into a lined brownie or cake pan and press down firmly with your hands. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container up to a couple of weeks.

5 thoughts on “Raw Cacao Brownies

  1. I made these last week and loved them. I threw in some ground chia and flax seeds that I had left over from something else. My chocolate craving has been through the roof lately, so these really helped. Thanks for sharing!

  2. WOW. I’ve been meaning to make these over the past month, and I’m glad I finally did. The ingredients are relatively inexpensive (I’ll be going to my nearest Middle Eastern grocery store for bulk dates), and it’s incredibly quick and not messy to make!

    Not to mention, they taste great. I have to keep telling myself that they are good for you. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Wow Erin, love these. They are seriously addictive! I got introduced to you by your mom. Thanks for all your great recipes. I added the chia seeds too. And I have to say I’ve passed your site on to several people. Thanks for the motivation and keep up the great work. You’re an inspiration to me and many others I’m sure. And congrats on the new place. Well wishes.

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