Thursday, February 6, 2014

No Bake Brownies

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These are yummy!

I love that they are quick, no bake, and although not health food they have little nutrition in them from the almond flour.

And you can eat the dough! Whoo-hoo.

I came up with this recipe because I have been experimenting with homemade protein bars (that are amazing by the way).  I had a party to go to and I needed to bring a dessert, so I made these.  They where a hit.

To be honest they taste just a little like Little Debbie packaged brownies (but without the chemical preservatives).

Give them a try, and let me know what you think!

No Bake Brownies

  • 13/4 cup Almond Flour or Meal, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup rolled oats or oat bran (use Gluten free if needed)
  • 10 small dates chopped (2 oz)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup Palm Sugar or ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp water
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for rolling (I used organic)
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 ounces melted chocolate (dark or semi sweet) for drizzling

  1. Prepare a sheet of wax paper on your counter with powdered sugar for rolling
  2. Add Almond flour, cocoa powder, oats, dates, honey, sugar, salt, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water to food processor.
  3. Process on high until everything comes together as a dough (takes 1-3 minutes).
  4. Will feel a bit like play dough
  5. If it is too dry and not coming together add 1 extra tsp of water and continue processing
  6. Remove dough from your food processor and place on prepared wax paper
  7. Roll with a rolling pin or press out dough
  8. Allow dough cool from processing for 5 minutes or so (this way the chocolate chips, next step, will not melt)
  9. Pour the mini chocolate chips over dough and press into the dough
  10. Fold the dough over it’s self several times in order to distribute the chocolate chips through out the dough
  11. Press or roll dough into a 7x7 square on the wax paper (about ¾ inch thick)
  12. With a pizza cutter or knife cut into 16 equal sized brownies
  13. Place on a plate or board and freeze the brownies for about 15 minutes
  14. Remove from freezer and separate brownies.
  15. Drizzle with melted chocolate by either using a fork or spoon or by loading the melted chocolate into a Ziploc plastic baggie and snipping a tiny hole in the corner and using it as a piping bag.
  16. Return bars to the refrigerator or serve immediately
  17. Store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer or refrigerator.
  18. Should keep in the refrigerator at least a week (probably more) and in the freezer around a month.

2 comments:

  1. A couple of questions - In the 8th step, it says "allow dough to cool," why is the dough hot? I didn't see anything in the ingredients that is supposed to be heated before it is added.
    Also, where is the dark chocolatey color coming from? The dates?
    These look really good, and I am trying to find a healthier alternative for my husband's brownie addiction.

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  2. lol.. that is funny that I forgot the cocoa powder in the ingredients!! Thanks for catching that! I will add it in.

    The dough does get a little warm in the food processor. It is enough to melt the chocolate chips..

    thanks again.

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