Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies

It's strange how much I've been craving chocolate lately, and I don't even consider myself a "sweets person"! I think my favorite thing about this recipe is how many different ways you can change it's appearance, making it a crowd pleaser for just about any setting - even if that crowd is just you and a Johnny Depp movie. 
So whether you're in the mood for a quick sweet bite on your way out the door or you want to entertain a group of friends with a fancy dessert, this chocolate recipe is my new go-to. I'm also in favor of having my chocolate for breakfast now...so there's really no limitations here!
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Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies
The following recipe makes roughly 2 dozen 1x1 inch Fudge Brownie Squares - seen in the above photo
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Step 1. Dry Ingredient Prep:
1 & 1/2 c Almonds - ground down to fine meal/flour
1 & 1/2 c Sunflower Seeds //or// equal amount of Almonds- ground down to a fine meal/flour
1/4 c Carob powder
Mix together the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl - set aside
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Step. 2 Wet Ingredient Prep:
1 c Cashews - soaked 4 hours, then drained and dried
1 c Macadamia nuts 
1 c (15-16) Medjool Dates - soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, pits removed
1/2 c Coconut Oil - melted/softened
4 Tbsp Cocoa butter - melted //or// 4 Tbsp Coconut Butter - melted
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Lemon juice
3 Tbsp Cacao powder
3 Tbsp Carob powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 c Water
Puree the above ingredients until very very smooth. You may need to pause once or twice to break up any "not-moving-clumps" in your food processor and continue to puree --- don't be discouraged though - this is completely normal! Your desired consistency will be something close to a thick creamy nut butter.
Then transfer to mixing bowl with the Dry Ingredients from Step 1. Mix everything together evenly (for this you might want to use an electric/hand mixer).
Flatten out onto a nonstick surface (I used parchment paper) and store in the fridge to cool for about 1 to 2 hours. 

Enjoy!!

xoxo


4 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful. What a great recipe.
    I too am going crazy with raw cacao and carob. Every morning for the past week I have eaten my raw carob and cacao power packed pudding. It keeps me revvin till well after 2 PM.
    Peace and RAW Health,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Can you make these brownies using date paste instead of some of the wet ingredients?

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