Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Raw Chocolate Chunk Cookie Fudge Brownies

Raw Vegan Dessert

Raise your hands if you love chocolate.  Wow - a sea of hands!  Okay, now raise your hands if you love raw vegan chocolate.  What?  Haven't tried it before.  We need a few more hands.
I love making raw brownies a variety of ways and I felt truly inspired while creating this delicious double layer of chocolaty goodness.  The organic raw cacao I use is from Navitas Natural (I love their raw products!  Amazon has great pricing too).  Raw cacao has a rich chocolate taste and is truly healthy for you.  It is loaded with antioxidants and is a rich source of magnesium and iron.  Of course cocoa is up to a point, but due to the entire roasting process, along with added sugars etc. in some cocoa, it is not near as nutrient rich as raw.  However, if you are not raw and want to use your regular cocoa powder in this recipe, that is perfectly fine.  But maybe one day you can try the raw version to taste the difference.  It's amazing!

raw brownies never tasted so good!

Raw Chocolate Chunk Cookie Fudge Brownies

Chocolate chunks:
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut oil (*liquefy)
1 Tbs grated or chopped cacao butter (*melted)
3 Tbs agave
pinch sea salt

Wisk together to combine. Pour into foil lined pan/dish and form foil to desired thickness.  Freeze for at least 60 minutes. This makes more than you need, but can never have too much chocolate. Once it is frozen, roughly cut into chunks and store in freezer until ready for use.

*to keep this raw, you can liquefy the coconut oil and cacao butter by putting them in a small dish, fill a separate bowl with enough very warm water so that when you place the dish into the bowl it does not overflow into it. 

Cookie layer:
1 cup Brazil nuts
1 cup flax meal
1/2 cup hemp heart seeds
6 dried figs halved
1 cup medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla

In food processor, process until you can form a ball with it - don't over process. Put mixture into bowl and gently fold in chocolate chunks - as much as you want but save some for top layer. Put into an 8x6 dish and press down *firmly* then put in freezer while you do next step.

Fudge Brownie Top:
1 cup medjool dates
1/2 cup hemp heart seeds
1/3 cup cacao
1 cup dried coconut shreds

In food processor, process until well combined and holds together. This is a very thick mixture. Add on top of cookie layer and press down firmly. Add some chocolate chunks and press down a lightly.  Store in freezer or eat this chewy chocolaty goodness immediately.  At room temperature, fork is recommended as chocolate will get a little melty after a while. Unless you don't mind licking your fingers.



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