These AH-MAZING sugar-free raw chocolate brownies were the result of a wicked sweet tooth and having a bunch of half empty nut butters. You see, every year after my kids enjoy some of their Halloween loot, we get a visit from the Switch Witch, who exchanges all of the remaining Halloween candy for a toy (in our case, Lego Friends). The very next day, our family starts our annual 30 day sugar-free challenge, which ends on December 1st, with the arrival of our Elf of the Shelf, Lucy. We then celebrate her arrival (and the end of our 30 day sugar-free challenge) by building her a homemade gluten-free, dairy-free gingerbread house. The kids look forward to this tradition every year and I look forward to testing my culinary skills by creating sugar-free treats for the kids.
Now back to these brownies – I recently brought them with me to a sports nutrition presentation I was giving to a girls hockey team in Ottawa. Needless to say they were gobbled up in seconds (I hope you are all appreciating all the Halloween references in here – I’m trying hard!). One of the girls even said that they were better than the ones her mom makes – which made me all giddy inside because these raw chocolate brownies are actually really good for you! So go ahead, and indulge your sweet tooth!
- 1/2 c cocoa powder or raw cacao
- 1 1/2 c Medjool dates
- 1/2 c natural cashew butter
- 1/4 c natural almond butter
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until a dough forms and no large chunks remain.
- Press dough into an 8 by 8 inch parchment paper lined pan. Smooth down with a spatula or rolling pin.
- Let chill in fridge for about an hour before removing and cutting into squares.