|Avocado no-bake brownies|
In my never-ending search for the perfect chocolate recipe, dairy-free of course, I decided to try something new. There were two brownie recipes that I really liked. One was baked, the other no-bake. One used avocado, the other didn't. Hmm. How could I mash up the recipes? I had recently purchased coconut flour because the store I frequent was out of flaked, which I use regularly so why oh why did they have to run out? In any event, I had on hand avocados, coconut flour, an assortment of raw nuts, and my usual 5-pound bag of dairy-free dark chocolate. With my I-Pad open to both recipes I mentally mashed up the ingredients and came up with this. Viola. It's so yummy.
2 Haas Avocados
cacao powder (preferably organic and not cocoa powder)
raw honey (if you're a purist vegan, substitute Agave)
2 Majool dates
dairy-free dark chocolate chips
2 bowls, 4 x 4 pan, plastic wrap, food processor
First: In the first bowl, mash or puree 2 avocados. Add one cup of coconut flour and 1/2 c cacao powder. Stir well. Heat 1/2 c water to very hot, not boiling. Add 1 TBS of espresso powder. Once dissolved, pour into bowl and stir well. Add 1/4 c honey.
Second: Grind 2 large Majool dates with 1 cup of raw cashews. Put this into bowl #2. Then, grind 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips.
Third: Add 1 TBs of the date/cashew mix & 1 TBS of the chocolate chips (ground) into the first bowl.
Fourth: Add the remainder of the ground chocolate into bowl #2 then add 1/4 c honey.
|Mixing crust and filling of brownies|
5th: Line your pan with plastic wrap. Make sure you have enough to cover all sides.
|Pan for avocado brownies|
Spoon bowl #2 onto the bottom of the pan and press firmly. This is your crust. Spoon bowl #1 on top of that. Cover with plastic wrap and press until the mixture is flattened.
|Line with plastic|
Place mixture into refrigerator for 2-3 hours or the freezer for 30 minutes. Cut into bars. Keep remainder covered and in refrigerator or freezer.
|Yummy Avocado Brownies|
|A close-up of delicious Avocado no-bake brownies|
|One more photo just to get your mouth watering.|