A few notes worth mentioning: I have a Vitamix and knew that I couldn't make the recipe as was listed because the dense almonds and dates need a liquid to move through the blades with ease. I also substituted one of the ingredients. You can get her recipe on the link above and you can get mine below. I renamed mine to fudge because of the added coconut oil which made the 'brownies' slightly wet to the touch and they'll definitely melt in your fingers.
The recipe is 5 ingredients but including the optional toppings, there are seven in total. The recipe is still raw.
3/4 cup ground almonds (or almond meal)
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup chocolate Complete (like this)
3 tbs melted coconut oil, divided
Optional toppings (as pictured):
1 tsp chocolate chips (like this)
1 tsp of unsweetened coconut chips (this is a good option)
1. *If you've got whole almonds, you can make almond meal in your Vitamix in under a minute. Keep on variable low and up to 7 using tamper to move the almonds towards the blades. If you made almond meal in your Vitamix then remove it and set aside.
2. Pour in the dates and the peanut butter and 1 tbs of melted coconut oil and blend on variable low between a 5 and 7 using tamper for about 30 seconds. Turn off.
3. Add in the chocolate Complete (or raw / plant based chocolate, or cocoa / cocao powder) and 1/2 of the almond meal and 1 tbs of melted coconut oil. Turn on variable low between a 5-7 for about 30 seconds. Turn off.
4. Add the remaining almond meal and the last tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Blend on variable low until well mixed. You'll need to keep an eye on it as to ensure the ingredients are mixing thoroughly.
5. Pour in a dish of your choice. Spread it out and flatten it with the back of a spoon.
6. Sprinkle the chocolate and coconut chips and press into the fudge.
7. Refrigerate until ready to devour. It stores up to week, if it'll last that long.
*Final note, if you already have almond meal on hand and/or don't have a Vitamix, you can omit the coconut oil and make the recipe in your food processor.
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