Excellent, I was surprised it tasted that good. Most raw foods I make are just okay to pretty good...but this is excellent! I made two batches, spread out in a pan, sprinkled chopped walnuts on top to look more like brownies. They still taste more like chewy fudge, than a brownie but that are great! I would make again in the future when wanting something chocolate. And would recommend this recipe for anyone looking for a raw food dessert or not wanting refined sugar, dairy or flour in their brownies.
Great treat for a chocolate craving! So easy to throw together in the processor, and a very forgiving recipe - substitutes don't seem to hurt the end result at all. I used a mix of different nuts and added just a bit of vanilla. Made bite size balls (well, MY bite size!) and ended up with 17 of them. Thanks Miss!
Although it's not like grandma's brownies, it does curb the cravings for sweets and what's better than chocolate? I did alter it a bit, I used raw cashews (I had them on hand) and prunes instead of dates (again on hand) oh and instead of carob, I used 5Tbs of cocoa powder (again used what I had available). There is a lot of potential for wonderful additions to this recipe, next time I am going to try adding some cherries cuz we all know they go great with chocolate ;) I did coat the balls (mine were a tad too fudgey to treat as bownies) with coconut but am looking forward to more experimentations in the future. Thank you for giving me some more inspiration in the kitchen!
Fabulous. This always saves us when we need a treat. I add 1/2 a cup whole raisins and some rum extract to the mixture just before rolling into balls. My kids love them too.
I LOVE these! They're easy to make, delicious, and healthy. I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. Instead of dates I used a mixture of prunes and dried apricots. I used 5 tablespoons of carob powder and no cocoa powder, and I used the agave nectar option. After pressing it into a pan, I sprinkled it with coconut. My diabetic husband enjoyed these too since they're not too sweet. Thank you for posting!
We just had these as a treat after dinner and they were fabulous! Bet you can't eat just one! Made as written, rolled into ball shapes then into coconut. Delish! Thank you MissLinguist for posting!
I have made these many times for my toddler. I have seen different versions of this recipe. The simplest one is just equal parts dates and walnuts plus cacao powder. I personally did not like the carob in this one, but my son thinks these are a great treat!
i didn't have all the right ingredients and it was STILL good. i encourage anyone to try it with substitutes if you don't have what it calls for. (the cocoa will be necessary, of course.) i used almonds instead of walnuts, and cocoa-coconut butter instead of coconut and honey. THANK YOU!!! will be making it again!
Although I didn't really follow the recipe exactly, it was very nice. After discovering I didn't have any walnuts I used a few macadamias and raw hazelnuts instead. I also chose to use raw cocoa beans that I peeled and ground up in a coffee grinder. I wasn't sure what kind of coconut to use so I just used shredded. I also used maple syrup. I made 4 small logs out of it. thanks for posting
I really liked this, although I liberally subbed ingredients because I forgot to buy dates! I used cranberries and raisins instead (which defeats the "raw" bit, but meh). Anyway, tasted almost exactly like a Fruit & Nut bar. Awesome, I'll definitely make these again! Thanks!