These No Bake Chocolate Brownies squares are the perfect hybrid of brownie gooey- ness and fudge firmness.
With no baking involved even the most shall we say, culinary challenged, of you will be able to whip these up in a flurry.
And best of all, they are healthy too. This recipe is jam packed full of magnesium (which may be one of the reasons you crave chocolate), healthy fats and protein to keep you full for longer.
My recipe calls for ‘raw cacao’ which is a unprocessed version of cocoa powder and is often touted as a ‘superfood’ due to its large amounts of magnesium which can help lower insulin resistance and reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Most of us actually suffer from magnesium deficiency, and this can lead to migraines, hormone issues and even sleep problems, so delicious treats like this, with a mineral boost, can do us good.
Plus is it a really natural and gentle way to energise you. I switched my coffee to a hot cacao drink to set me up for the day a while ago and it works a treat.
Other than cacao, the brownies are mainly made up of brazil nuts, which are full of selenium, meaning not only will it help your hair, skin and nails, it will also help to prevent coronary artery disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancers.
These nuts are also a good source of vitamin B complexes and contain thamin, niacin and riboflavin, which are essential for energy, contribute to healthy iron levels and essential for various bodily functions/reactions.
The brownies are also free of refined sugars too, and sugar as we have spoke about before, can cause havoc on our mood, weight, skin, hormones and so much more.
Time and time again I see clients who sort out there health and energy by ditching the refined sugar and thankfully you can still enjoy some awesome treats and still be sugar free!
So these are really chocolately, fatty, bites of goodness. And simple to make too - just grab your food processor, blend, chill, then munch!
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No bake chocolate brownies recipe:
Makes 12-15 squares
• 200g brazil nuts soaked overnight
• 75g organic cocoa or raw cacao - see note below if using standard • • cocoa 1 tbsp scoop coconut oil
• 8 medjool dates pitted
• pinch salt
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• Chocolate 'icing'
• 2 tbsp scoop coconut oil
• 2 tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
• 1-2 tbsp raw honey
• pinch salt
• 1 tbsp vanilla essence
Optional - Soak the brazil nuts in salted water overnight. This makes then easier to blend and all the nutrient more accessible to the body.
Notes - Don't let the nuts be processed for too long otherwise you will release too much of the naturally present oils, making the recipe a bit too oily.I recommend cutting this into small squares and it will store in the freezer for a few months if you let it get that far!
If you are using cocoa you may need to add 1-2 scoop tbsp of coconut oil to make it a more solid dough, as cocoa is more absorbent then cacao. This applies to the icing and the base.