Raw Vegan Brownies


I served these tonight at our Essential Oils 101 class and they were a hit!  Nearly everyone asked for the recipe and not a single vegan in the group!

These were inspired by something I am almost never without…if you know me you’ve probably seen me eat one or try to get you to try one.  Peanut Butter Cookie Lara Bars.  So simple, so delicious!  Three ingredients: Peanuts, dates and salt.  I’ve always wanted to try using dates and today I did.

Raw Vegan Brownies

1 1/2 cups walnuts (soaked overnight)

10 dates

3/4 cocoa (more or less depending on how rich a flavor you would like)

dash of salt

1 tsp. vanilla

Optional: Crushed cacao nibs and shredded coconut

Directions: Rinse walnuts and whizz in food processor.  Add dates and whizz some more.  Add a bit of water to the mix, it’ll be quite sticky.  Add cocoa, salt and vanilla and more water if necessary.  Should be a little stiffer than regular brownie like consistency.

Spread in 8×8 pan and put in fridge to set.

I sprinkled some crushed cacao nibs on the bottom of the pan before spreading the mix and on the top for added richness and coconut shreds for decoration.  Would totally work without.  Next time I am going to try adding some doTERRA peppermint essential oil for a mint chocolate treat!  Yum!

Serve straight from the fridge and impress your non-vegan friends!

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