Recipes like these double chocolate raw brownies carry well as trail treats. And even if they happened to fall apart, well, no loss. Sprinkle any crumbs over morning oats, add to trail mix, etc.
No-Bake Brownies (adapted from page 187 of Superfood Kitchen)
1 cup raw walnut pieces
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and packed
½ cup Raw Cacao Powder or cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
¼ to ½ cup Cacao Nibs Sweetened or small chocolate chips
Line a 8×8″ pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Place walnuts in a food processor and grind to form a course flour. With the machine running, add pitted dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumb-like dough has formed. If your dates were on the drier side, you may need to add a little water. Start with a teaspoon and process in, so that the crumbs of the dough stick together when pinched.
Spread crumbs in prepared pan, pack down firmly to compact. Sprinkle with cacao nibs, press down. Decorate with walnut halves, if desired.
Chill, then remove from pan by pulling up wrap, and cut into squares. Store in refrigerator, in an airtight container. To carry on hikes, wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
Or, make balls of the dough, then roll in the nibs for energy bites.
January 29, 2013 by Sarah