When you are in the mood for a chocolate treat that can fit in with a healthy diet look no further than these raw brownies.  Perfect for a post These bars are the perfect substitute for an energy bar or other sweet tweet and they are full of healthy good for you ingredients.  Just a quick note, if you use the oats that are listed in the recipe, technically they are no longer raw.  To me they still are because I don’t cook any of the ingredients and I don’t follow a raw diet.   You can easily omit the oats if you’d like, they are delicious with or without them.

Dates are loaded with potassium and are a good source of fiber, the walnuts supply healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids and the cacoa is one of the best sources of magnesium found in nature.  Even if you aren’t interested in the health benefits these brownies offer you should give them a try because they are so delicious and so satisfying.  So there you have it, a life changing event just waiting for you to grab it.  You can thank me later, I’m off to eat a brownie. snack they only have 5 ingredients and don’t require any cooking.

The raw brownieIngredients:2 cups whole walnuts, divided
2 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup raw oats
1 cup raw cacoa
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1-2 tablespoons cacoa for dusting

Method:

Place 1 1/2 cups walnuts and the oats in a food processor and blend on high until the mixture is finely ground.  Add the cacao and salt and pulse to combine.  Add the dates one at a time through the feed tube of the processor while it is running.  The mixture should be crumbly but hold together when you squeeze it between your fingers.  Roughly chop the remaining 1/2 cup of walnuts and combine with the walnut-cacoa mix.  Press the mixture into a 9×9 pan.  Place in the freezer or fridge until ready to serve, it is easily to slice the brownies when they are cold.  Dust lightly with cacoa before serving.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.