Sunday, April 27, 2014

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Brownies and Other New Recipes


Today I have a tasty new recipe to share with you. When I asked my roommate, Harmony, what dessert she wanted me to make, she suggested something with chocolate and raspberries. The following recipe was born! A dense, chewy chocolate brownie is topped with a thick layer of raspberry cream before being drizzled with dark chocolate. A garnish of ground goji berries and juicy raspberries tops it all off.


This makes a small batch. Had I known they would turn out this well I would have doubled or even tripled the recipe. They got devoured in one day. Try doubling the recipe for an 8x8" pan.


Raspberry Chocolate Brownies
RAW - VEGAN - GLUTEN FREE - GRAIN FREE

Brownies

2/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup pitted, packed dates - chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon melted cacao paste

Grind the almonds down to flour in a food processor. Add the dates, cacao powder, and vanilla. Process until the dates are completely broken down. Add the melted cacao paste and process to incorporate. Press the dough into a plastic wrap lined small bread pan (about 3 inches by 4-5 inches). Try doubling the rcipe for an 8x8" pan.

Raspberry Cream

1 cup raspberries
1/3 cup cashews
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Blend all but the coconut oil in a high speed blender until smooth. Add the oil and blend to incorporate. Pour the cream over the brownies and spread evenly. Chill in the freezer for 6-8 hours and then transfer to the fridge for at least 6 hours.

Chocolate drizzle

2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon raw cashew or almond butter
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

Sift the cacao powder into a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. The mixture should be fluid and smooth. If it starts to firm up or get too thick, set it over a bowl of hot water while whisking. Drizzle over the brownies. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Slice into 8 pieces.

Garnish

1 tablespoon goji berries
Fresh or frozen raspberries

Grind the goji berries in a coffee grinder. Sprinkle both berries over the brownies.


I also have some new raw recipe videos to share with you from recently!

My Orange Goji Berry Macaroons turned out so great. You can find the recipe HERE.


Lucuma Nut Balls - another great afternoon snack and these travel really well! Recipe HERE.


Raw Peanut Butter Balls Dipped in Dark Chocolate - if you like peanut butter, these are for you. They're made with RAW wild jungle peanut butter. RECIPE HERE. 


Raw iced hemp milk latte recipe!



Raw Chocolate Mulberry Coconut Squares recipe below.



You can see all of my raw vegan recipe videos HERE on You Tube.

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