What a recipe! It's a fabulous spicy brownie that is gluten free, vegan, raw, and a little hot! But, you can leave out the chipotle powder, and it will still be delicious without any heat! ( I tried it both ways)
If you follow my blog, you know that every month I participate in a blogger's recipe exchange group called the Secret Recipe Club.
As a participant, I am assigned another member's blog . My job is to select and make one of her recipes and post it on my blog . I don't bake much ,so I was a little intimidated when my August assignment was Betchacanteatjustone which is a blog dedicated to sweet treats from Katie's Kitchen. Katie posts many fabulous dessert recipes and even features a gluten free section .
After drooling over at least ten of Katie's recipes, I finally decided to try her chipotle chocolate brownies. The recipe is sugar free and is made with dried dates, nuts and figs. The best part was that it did not require any baking, so I didn't even have to turn on my oven ( Great for summer). I couldn't wait to try it.
1. It literally took me 5 minutes to process the ingredients in my food processor.
2. It took me about 2 minutes to press the mixture into a pan. ( I might have made mine too thin)
3. It took about 1 minute to make the icing and 1 minute to spread it on the brownies
4. Refrigerate overnight!
To sum it up:
Prep Time: 9 minutes + overnight refrigeration, and you have yourself one heck of a healthy chocolaty treat!
I wasn't disappointed ! The recipe is unique , but really delicious ! In addition, this brownie meets my standards for all real food ingredients.
***If you leave out the chipotle powder, it could be a great choice for kids because the dried fruit gives the brownie its sweetness without processed sugars . In addition, the brownies are gluten free, grain free and egg free, making it a perfect dessert for those concerned about allergies.
Later, I rolled the dough into little logs and I thought they tasted just like a tootsie roll!!
Raw Chipotle Chocolate Brownies as posted on Betchacanteatjustone makes 16 2 inch brownies recipe originally from RAWMAZING
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp ground chipotle powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups medjool dates
- 1/2 cup dried figs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey (you may not need to add this, it depends on how sticky your dates are)
Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until finely ground.
Add the salt, cocoa and spices and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add the figs and dates and process until everything is combined, add the vanilla. At this point the mixture should stick together when gently pressed. You can decide here if the honey is necessary.
Press the mixture into an 8 X 8″ pan and chill.
To make the topping:
whisk together all of the ingredients and pour onto brownie. Chill for about an hour until cutting into yummy squares.Step by Step directions
|Grind nuts till fine|
|Add spices and process; add figs|
and dates 1/4 cup at a time
|Press into an 8x8 pan ( I didn't have one so I improvised)|
Mix cocoa, cinnamon, and honey for the icing
|Ice the brownies and refrigerate over night|
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