Raw Chocolate Brownies. These chewy and fudgy squares of goodness are vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. The best part is you should not feel guilty for eating more than one PLUS you get to keep your oven turned off in the heat of the summer!
The brownie base, to some is the most important part of the brownie. This base consists of a combination of Medjool dates, cocoa powder, almond flour, and maple syrup blended in a food processor. Next, is the chocolate ganache. The true star of any good brownie in my eyes. If you are unfamiliar with chocolate ganache, it is a chocolate sauce traditionally made of chocolate and heavy cream. My recipe is vegan so it is a bit different. This simple layer calls for maple syrup, cocoa powder and coconut oil mixed together in a bowl. Finally, the brownie base is pressed into a pan before being covered with this sweet ganache that is spread out on top. Quick, easy and more then decadent!
One of my favorite ways to store these brownies is in the freezer. The dates are caramely (is that even a word?!) and don’t completely solidify in the freezer. As a result, the brownies will be cold but still easy to chew. This is a great way to store them for long periods of time.