25 minutes + optional chill timeServes:
Makes 1 pan brownies, about 12Ingredients: Brownies2 1/2 cups walnuts1/2 cup raw pistachios
(unsalted)2/3 cup cacao powder1/4 teaspoon sea saltseeds of 1/2 vanilla bean OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
*Caramel1 cup Medjool dates, pitted, soaked 1-2 hours
in water1/3 cup smooth almond butter1/2 vanilla bean OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 Tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil1/4 teaspoon sea saltThird Layer: Top with Noah's Rock n' Raw Chocolates Avocado-Pistachio Bar
Optional Fourth Layer: More caramelAction:
1. For the brownies, add the walnuts, pistachios, cacao, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and pulse until a coarse meal forms.2. *Slowly add in dates until it begins to stick together. Test it by pressing a spoonful between your fingers, it should stick. Note: More or less dates may be required depending on how dry your dates are.3. Empty the
mixture into a brownie pan and press down firmly to make an even layer. Set in refrigerator to chill while you make the caramel.4.
For the caramel, discard the date soak water (or reserve for another recipe such as a smoothie).5.
Add all ingredients to the food processor and process until completely smooth (about 3-4 minutes). It should start to heat up and smell delicious!6. Using a knife, spread the caramel evenly over the brownies
Top with Noah's Rock n' Raw Chocolates Avocado-Pistachio Bar
.8. Optional: Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or more.Benefits:
- high in antioxidants
- free of refined sugar
- good source of Omega-3 fatty-acids
- high in fiber
- vegan, gluten-free
* Every single recipe on this website uses nature’s ingredients, only. Always choose organic, local and seasonal whenever possible.
This recipe was created by Emily Rose Shaw
who is a Mentor for The Earth Diet Personalized Programs
Photo thanks to Emily
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