You won’t believe how easy it is to make these unbaked vegan chocolate brownies, rich with nuts and sweetened with dates. There’s no need for added sugar, and these treats are flourless, gluten-free, and altogether rich and yummy. There’s no need to blather on and on here. Just make this; you won’t regret it!
Recipe adapted from Plant Power by Nava Atlas.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 195 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21g Protein: 3g
Photos: Hannah Kaminsky, BittersweetBlog.com
A Word About Chocolate
A few years ago, the media burst forth with reports of studies claiming that chocolate in its pure form is actually good for you. Chocolate’s caffeine-like components contribute to quick energy bursts, perfect for athletic and intellectual effort.
It’s encouraging to learn about the virtues of chocolate, but still wise to be choosy about what kind you consume. Dairy-free dark chocolate is the way to go, whether in bars for snacking on, or for chips or cocoa powder (or raw cacao) for baked or unbaked treats.
It’s important to choose fair trade chocolate in any form. Many major chocolate companies will not confirm that they comply with fair trade laws. These protect against unethical growing and harvesting practices, child labor, and even child slave labor (which has been documented in Ivory Coast, a major exporter of cocoa). Pleasing your palate should not come at the cost of human suffering.
So please consider fair trade chocolate both for the chocolate chips and the cocoa powder in this recipe!