I'm always on the look out for healthy snack recipes so was pleased when my friend passed on this recipe for healthy brownies.
My first attempts at making them were interesting. The first batch were lumpy and broke my very old food processor! Good excuse to buy a new one! By batch three I had nailed it, creating amazing gooey brownies that made me feel I was having a chocolatey treat.
Healthy Chocolate Brownies
200g Medjool dates
100g Nuts (macadamia and pecans work well but any will do)
2-3 tbsp raw cacao (or more to taste)
2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or more/less to taste)
1. Put the nuts into a food processor and blitz into small pieces.
2. Chop the dates and add to the processor, blitz with nuts.
3. Add cacao and maple syrup to the mix and blitz to a sticky consistency.
4. Press into a shallow tin lined with baking paper and put in fridge for a few hours to firm up then cut and enjoy!
It is best kept in the fridge (if it lasts that long!)
My tips for getting the perfect brownie
1. Use a powerful food processor (mine is 900w)
2. Use quality ingredients
3. Use cacao powder not nibs
4. Make sure the brownies have been left to cool for long enough as they are nicer once they have set properly