Rich yet healthy chocolate brownie bars – sweetened with dates, no flour, eggs or dairy, and no baking required.
I know the sound of ‘raw vegan brownies’ probably conjures up images of dark, bitter, dry and sad looking flat squares of disappointment…
but trust me, these are not that (you can tell this from the photo’s I hope)!
This dessert ticks all the right boxes – it tastes super indulgent, but is not full of refined sugar or processed ingredients – no flour, no added refined sugar, no gluten, no eggs or dairy (obviously!), but 100% satisfying. (I’m not including the melted store-bought chocolate topping in the list of healthy ingredients lol).
Being on a bit of a health kick what with the upcoming wedding and all (three weeks away!!!😱) I came up with this one when I was looking for something that could satisfy my sweet cravings, but when had in moderation, could totally be incorporated into my daily calorie tally. It is rich enough that a small square does the trick and the chocolate craving is very much satisfied.
Well this hits that spot!
I have taken these chocolate brownies to share as dessert at braai’s (BBQ’s), and they are 100% approved by non-vegans!
I used a vegan chocolate bar to melt as the topping, but this could quite easily be kept completely refined sugar free by swopping that out with a home-made chocolate topping of melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, and liquid sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, or date syrup perhaps). You would then have to store it in the fridge as coconut oil will melt at South African summer room temperature.
These are really so easy, you just get all the ingredients in a food processor, and voila. You can see just how easy it is by watching the video tutorial, which you can also find below the recipe card further down this page.
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