Fruit & Nut Chocolate… Brownies? More Like Frozen Treats

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I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought I’d try it out. They are essentially healthy “brownies” that don’t require baking and leave very little mess. It’s an easy two step process that even the most inexperienced cook/baker can make. I’ve made a few changes as usual.

Original Recipe:

Bottom Ingredients:
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1 cup mixed raw walnuts & almonds
1/4 cup raw cocoa

Mix these ingredients in a blender until well mixed. Spread mixture out in parchment-lined casserole dish and pack it smooth.

Top Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup raw cocoa
4 tbsp raw almond butter
4 tbsp raw honey

Mix these ingredients in the blender until smooth. Pour over first layer and even it out with a spatula. Let sit in freezer for 30 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

I found that within minutes of cutting and plating the “brownies” to take photos of them, they began to melt. The base was also very crumbly and didn’t hold its shape. Although these taste delicious, I wouldn’t serve them as squares. I recommend either preparing this recipe with my revised ingredients and serving it by scooping a portion out of the casserole dish and into a bowl or simply layering the recipe in individual serving dishes or cups.

My Revised Recipe:

Bottom Layer:
1c Dried Cranberries
1c Almonds
1/4c Chocolate Whey Powder
1tbsp Natural Peanut Butter

Top Layer:
2 Ripe Bananas
1/4c Cocoa
1/4c Chocolate Whey Powder
4tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
4tbsp Honey

I sprinkled a bit of unsweetened coconut on top before placing in the freezer as a bit of a garnish.

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These no-bake frozen treats are a good source of protein and packed with flavour and anti-oxidants! Store it in the freezer and scoop out a portion into a bowl. Fresh raspberries or a berry compote would be delicious served with these treats. The acidity would cut through the richness for a more complex flavour. Enjoy with a cup of black coffee : )

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