Raw Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies

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Yes these brownies are raw. Yes they are made with no refined sugars. And yes they are vegan, but don’t be fooled, those are all just added bonuses. Why? Because the bottom line is that they taste AMAZING. The medjool dates make them sweet, the cocoa adds that chocolate-y flavor, and its topped off with a luscious coconut-chocolate layer.
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Servings: 16 Bars
Ingredients:

Brownie Layer:

  • 2 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (not quick oats)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Chocolate Layer:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
DirectionS:
  1. In a bowl, soak the dates in hot water for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the almonds, rolled oats, cocoa, and salt, until finely ground (resembling coarse flour). Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Drain the excess water from the bowl and add the medjool dates to the food processor. Pulse until the dates are in small bits.
  4. Add the almond and oat mixture gradually into to the food processor in 1/2 cup increments. Continue to add/pulse until a dough like consistency is achieved.
  5. Scoop the brownie mixture into a parchment-lined 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Gently press down the mixture until it forms an even layer.
  6. For the chocolate layer, gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla extract into melted oil until well blended.
  7. Pour mixture over the brownie layer and refrigerate until set (about 1 hour).
  8. Enjoy these scrumptious little treats!
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. veganneeds says:

    SOOOO yumy!! this is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€
    just started following you, I have a vegan recipe/lifestyle & Cruelty-free beauty Blog as well, http://www.veganneeds.com
    so glad I found your blog & Happy to connect with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. jennayy33 says:

      Awesome blog! I always love to see people promoting smarter and less harmful beauty products (: Keep up the great work!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. veganneeds says:

        Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ and likewise!

        Like

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