Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Raw Dark Chocolate Brownies with Honey-Pecan Icing

Today was a dessert kind of day. Here was my first attempt at raw brownies. It could use a little tweaking - maybe some oats for a bit more chewiness - but overall a success! Here's how I went about it:

Raw Dark Chocolate Brownies with Honey-Pecan Icing

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

5 Dates

½ cup walnuts

½ cup pecans

1 tsp. vanilla

¼ cup agave nectar

½ cup wheat germ


1 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. coconut oil

½ cup pecans

½ tsp. vanilla

In food processor, process walnuts and pecans to a fine powder. Add dates and process until chopped and blended. Add coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and agave. Process until well-combined. Stir in wheat germ. Pat into an 8” X 8” pan and refrigerate.

For the icing: Process pecans until the mixture comes together in a ball (makes “pecan butter”). Scrape into a medium mixing bowl and add coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Mix with a hand-mixer until lightened in color and texture, about 3-5 minutes. Refrigerate until spreading consistency. Spread onto brownies and cut into small squares (these are very rich, so keep them small!).

And here's the final product. Yes, my pieces are uneven a placed haphazardly on the plate, because they just don't care, and are bad-ass like that :)

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