Happy weekend my friends! I hope you all have some fun and relaxing plans this weekend. I will be spending the day out on the lake in the sun—eating, laughing, kayaking, pontooning, playing yard games, and sitting by a roaring fire. If that doesn’t say relaxation I don’t know what does.
Raw Vegan Truffle Brownies
I wish I could take credit for these amazingly chocolatey brownies, but I can’t. I can thank Julie and PB Fingers for introducing me to these bad boys. They came across this recipe on cook.me, and if you were to have a look at their recipes, I’m sure you’d find something titillating enough. I already personally thanked them for this incredibly easy and delicious recipe, and I have a feeling after you make these, you will do the same.
They are vegan, gluten-free, and use no refined sugars.
The first time I made these brownies I made them into fudgy truffle bites like Julie had done.
The first batch flew out of our house in less than a week. These taste like fudgy, soft, dark chocolate truffle brownies so it’s no surprise they didn’t last long.
This second time around making these I got a little lazy so instead of forming a bunch fudgy little balls, I made them into brownie bars and of course they taste just as great!
There are only four ingredients that go into these bars:
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 cup dates
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- unsweetened coconut flakes
First process the walnuts in the food processor. Then add in the dates and the cocoa powder and process until a dough-like texture forms.
If you want to make balls, simple grab a small handful of dough and use hands to form balls. Place into plastic bag filled with coconut flakes. Give a gentle shake to coat the balls and store the balls right in the coconut bag.
For the brownie bars: ** I actually made 1.5 of the recipe for the brownie bars because it fit better in the pan** Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with saran wrap, sprinkle the bottom with coconut flakes, press the mixture down to form brownie-like bars, sprinkle more coconut on top, and press it in so it sticks. Cut into little squares and serve!
Julie captured the texture of these babies better than I could…
Thank you Julie! I am in love with these fudgy babies!
One last thing to share. I used up the leftovers from my lentil stuffing and created an awesome lunch yesterday. I sautéed broccoli and mushrooms, then added in the lentils to heat through. Meanwhile I cooked an over-easy egg. Once the veggie mixture was heated through I plated it and topped it with my egg! So easy, so delicious and satisfying!
Have a great weekend!!
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Yum! I’ve made a similar raw brownie recipe that has the nearly the same consistency and it is divine! My version is a little different though — I use pecans (walnuts are great too though), avocado, vanilla, sea salt, dates and cocoa powder. Mix, pat into a pan, cut and eat! Easy stuff and such a wonderful indulgence. I’ll have to try your version too!
paleoinpdx recently posted…Simple Supper Friday: Sirloin Green Curry
Wow that sounds fantastic!
Thanks for sharing the recipe! Hope you are having a great weekend. 🙂
Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Friday Favorites: Vacation 7.26.13
You are welcome! You should probably try these little guys. They are pretty amazing.
Yum! I like the idea of making them into brownies too.
These sound awesome! And I would probably go the lazy route, too, and make them into bars! 😉
Hannah @ cleaneatingveggiegirl recently posted…Friday Foodie Favorites: July 26, 2013
Ha ha thanks! It’s probably switch back and forth between balls and bars. You know, to keep it interesting. 😉
I thought these looked great when I saw then on Julie’s blog. I haven’t tried making these yet but need to add them to my snack/dessert rotation.
Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted…work is messing up my workouts
It’s a must. I am CRAZY about these things!
Yum! I saw these on Peanut Butter Fingers and have been wanting to make them!
Michelle @ Peanut Butter and Running Shoes recently posted…It’s Almost August!
You won’t be disappointed! I would love to hear what you think of them after you make them!
Num!! These look super simple and gooey delicious! Have you tried freezing them? I think if I made them into balls, freezing would be easy if they thaw okay!
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I haven’t tried freezing them but that’s because they haven’t lasted long enough in our house to do so! I think they would freeze and thaw well!
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