I am pretty excited to be sharing my Raw Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache today.
Who doesn't love Chocolate!
And recipes that require minimal work are even better!! No fancy chef skills are needed here. All you need is good blender or food processer or even a thermomix will do the trick.
These Raw Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are absolutely delicious and are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
These will be getting made again real soon and I look forward to making some different variations to share with you.
Raw Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
- 1 + 1/2 cups pecans
- 16 medjool dates (or soft organic dates)
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup cacao butter, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
16-20 pecans (optional)
Process pecans in a blender or food processor until they resemble fine crumbs. Next, add the cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt and process until well combined. Then, add the dates and process until a sticky dough is formed.
Spoon mixture into a lined square baking tin and smooth with the back of a spoon. Place in the refrigerator to set for a minimum 2 hours.
To make the ganache; add the cacao butter, coconut cream and rice malt syrup in a small glass/heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir until the cacao butter is melted
Next, add the cacao powder and whisk until well combined. Then let cool for 5-10 minutes, before placing in the refrigerator to thicken. I would leave for 60 minutes if you want it slightly thickened or 4 hours if you want it real thick.
Then, slice the brownies into squares and spread the ganache on the top. Top with the pecans (optional) and serve.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Note: If you want the ganache really thick, then I would suggest making it prior to the brownies.
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