Raw Chocolate and Walnut Energy Brownies

Hi!

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As a vegan, it can be a bit difficult to find easy things to take for packed lunches. One thing I do enjoy and that aren’t too bad are Nakd bars but at 70p-ish a pop, they aren’t cheap!

What I have discovered is that a similar (and even tastier) version is ridiculously easy to make yourself at home! These brownies are fudgy, dense and sooo chocolatey that they taste naughty when they AREN’T EVEN NAUGHTY! No butter, no sugar and totally vegan and cruelty free!

As I’ve made a vow to eat mostly raw foods during the day, I used raw cacao powder, but if you’re on a budget, normal supermarket cocoa powder works ok too. You can easily change the nuts for the same quantity another kind – I have used cashews (total supernut) with great success and experiment with adding flavourings such as orange or raspberry (my favourites with chocolate!).

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Perfect served with a coffee, glass of almond milk, or, if you’re feeling really virtuous, a freshly pressed green juice!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder (or sub normal cocoa powder)
  • 2tsp agave nectar (optional)

Method:

  1. Blitz the nuts in a food processor until they are very fine and oily.
  2. Add the dates, cacao powder and agave nectar along with any flavouring you wish to add.
  3. Blitz again and turn mixture out onto a baking tray, pressing it firmly until you have a ‘tray-bake’ approximately 2cm high.
  4. Cut into desired size and individually wrap or store. Or munch.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. BekahCat | Arkhdrauth says:

    These look great, and so simple!
    I don’t have a food processor though, could I substitute with a blender?

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    1. Hiya! Ooh – I’m not sure if it would work with a blender – it has to be pretty finely whizzed in order for it to come together properly and as there’s no liquid I don’t know if a blender would manage it? Would definitely recommend getting a food processor though for all sorts of vegan yumminess!

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  2. BekahCat | Arkhdrauth says:

    These look great and so simple! I don’t have a food processor though, could I substitute with a blender?

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  3. tayrepublic says:

    Thank you! Now i am salivating on my office keyboard!

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  4. Jhuls says:

    These look really amazing. 🙂

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  5. These look so yummy! Can’t wait to give them a try 🙂

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  6. Whisked Away says:

    Wow, delicious and healthy, it’s a win win!

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  7. Polly Austen says:

    these look fabulous, i will definitely be making them, thank you. One question, how long would they keep in a sealed container in the fridge? Am hoping for about a week perhaps? x

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    1. Hi polly! I think that’d probably be fine in the fridge for a week as they’re not particularly ‘perishable’ ingredients. I tryyy to keep mine that long but they’re usually gone by then!!
      Franca

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  8. These look very nice! I have never tried anything like it! I will try!

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