Chocolate is wonderful.
Its calms a stressed student, it makes life more fun, and it even soothes a broken heart every once in a while.
A few days ago, my hubby and I took a trip to the Living Planet Aquarium.
Among the many things we saw, some of my favorites were the sea otters and jellyfish.
For dinner, we ate at Ruth's Chris.
We were feeling fancy, so we ordered their no-flour chocolate torte for dessert.
It was really rich and decadent.
But then I got to thinking...
Can I make a dessert that is chocolately, rich, and delicious, but doesn't contain an entire cube of butter, lots of eggs, and a ton of sugar?
Thanks to a lovely nutritionist, this was the result of my curiosity.
Chocolately, fudgy, tasty. These are the perfect dessert for those looking for something both healthy and delicious :)
[Raw] Chocolate Fudge Brownies
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup almonds, unsalted
- 1/4 cup walnuts, unsalted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 ripe bananas
- 4 Tablespoons natural almond butter
- 1/4 cup more unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoons honey (for strict vegans: use agave)
Put dates in a bowl with warm water, allow dates to soak for 30 minutes, then drain.
Mix together dates, almonds, walnuts, and 1/4 cup cocoa powder in a food processor until well blended. Spread mixture in a small baking pan (9x5 or 8×8) until evenly distributed, and press down gently with a spoon.
Mix together bananas, almond butter, honey, and other 1/4 cup cocoa powder in the food processor until well blended. Spread mixture over bottom layer until evenly distributed.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Cut into 16 squares. Re-freeze whatever you don’t eat (or keep stored in the refrigerator, if you like them soft).