No-bake vegan brownie
I always like to have something sweet, so having something on the healthier side can’t hurt. I always have way too many dates at home, so that is a fun way to use those as well. Adding more nuts or dried berries or alike is encouraged! This is just a suggestion, make the recipe your own!
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- 300 grams dates
- 100 grams almonds
- 100 grams pistachios
- 200 grams goji berries
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon carob powder/flour
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons water (optional)
Let the dates and goji berries rest in warm water for at least 30 minutes to soften them up. You can do this the night before as well but overdoing it is not necessary. Remove their seeds and toss the dates into your trusty kitchen machine. Do not throw away that water just yet. It is rather sweet and can be used to improve the consistency of the brownie (hence the optional part). Add the almonds into the machine as well and pulse until you get a smooth consistency. If it is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of the water. Add the goji berries, cacao, carob powder and molasses into it as well and pulse it until it is just incorporated. Crush the pistachios lightly and fold them into the mix. Line the bottom of a baking tray with cling film and pour the mixture onto it. Flatten it with the help of a wet spoon and cover it with more cling film. Let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours. Cut into desired pieces and enjoy!
Though this recipe is designed to imitate a brownie, you can, of course, keep it a bit drier and form it into small balls and cool them down in that manner. To reduce the stickiness of those you can roll them in cacao powder.