Raw Cashew Brownies

As simple as can be and amazingly tasty! Walker ate an entire bar by himself and was crabbing when it was gone. These will satisfy the sweet tooth and give you protein. And why buy premade bars when you can make them so fresh in just a few minutes?

Look for raw cashews at natural food stores in the bulk section (think Whole Foods or PCC or similar). If you use roasted the bars will taste considerably different (and probably would still be great tasting! Just not raw…..). Just be careful when buying the cashews that they are not spotted or shriveled looking, you want a quality product that has turn over. If you can’t find them locally, Amazon carries many types, a good brand is: Navitas Naturals Really Raw Cashews.

For the dates I pick mine up at Costco, in the produce department and store them and my cashews tightly sealed in the refrigerator.

Raw Cashew Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 10-13 Medjool dates, pitted (about 230 grams weighed once pitted)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt (Pinch Dash Smidgen Measuring Spoons)

Directions:

Add the dates to a food processor and whirl a few times to break up. Add the cashews, cocoa powder and salt, process on high until finely chopped.

Add the vanilla while running and process a bit more.

Line a bread pan with plastic wrap, knock the mixture into the pan and lay the extra plastic wrap over the mixture. Press down until it is a flat bar.

Let chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, remove and slice bars.

Keep tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.

~Sarah

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Comments

  1. If these taste as good as they look, I am sold!

  2. I make something similar to this, but roll into balls. I was just thinking the other day that they’d also work well, pressed into a tray and then cut into bars. I’ll give it a go, next time! You can also experiment with different nuts. Last time, I used half cashews, half walnuts. Slighty different taste, but still yummy….

    • Another neat way is to use the Wilton mini cake pans (they come in sets of 3). I line them plastic wrap and press the mixture in. Instant “cakes” ;-)

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