No bake brownies are a great treat no matter what time of year, but in the summer, who needs to or wants to turn the oven on? I modified these from what I had made before to include almond flour, as it also easier to use than raw almonds. It makes it easier for sure but just as tasty. And instead of sugar in original recipe, I used dates. Yes, dates. Then I added flax seed meal for added fiber, to slow down absorption of sugars.
The end result is very tasty! I think they take me 15 minutes total time. I did say ‘easy’, right?
I sometimes use it for part of a recovery meal after I ride my bike, swim, run or play tennis. So any athlete would love these – easy to make, easy to eat, easy to store and transport, too!
Chocolate no-Bake Brownies
Modified from mylivingnutrition.com/easyrecipe-print1783-0/
• 1 cup raw almond flour
• 4 tbsp raw cocoa powder (I like Trader Joe’s one)
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 6-12 medjool dates, pitted
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract
• 3 tbsp flax seeds, ground
• 1 tbsp raw coconut flakes (optional)
• 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Put all ingredients into a food processor. Process until becomes a thick and starts to clump together. Mine was a bit dry, so I added a tsp of water or cold coffee.
Spoon out and roll by hand into balls. Or place into a 9 in square pan, push down with fingers.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, then cut into squares if you used a pan. I rolled them into balls.
Or just eat it out of a glass container with a spoon!