…or something that is similar enough to be awesome, and well worth your time. That is, the little time it takes to make this tasty little treat.
I thought that might get your attention. Now that you’re on board, let’s go.
I have to say, I was pretty skeptical at first. I mean, there aren’t a lot of acceptable substitutes for the pure, guilty, unadulterated bliss that comes from eating actual raw cookie dough. I just want you to know, going in, that I totally get this. And furthermore, I am ever disgusted by foods and food-products that claim to be something else. Turkey bacon, for instance, just can not cut the mustard when it comes to standing side by side with real bacon.
So, it was with great delight that I discovered these little beauties.
Totally simple, and totally tasty. And no time at all to whip up…takes longer for them to set up in the fridge. And I promise you, you will be waiting with baited breath the whole time.
At least, I was.
I have to talk a little bit about what’s in them…or more accurately, what’s not. You won’t find any dairy, grains, or eggs. And they are, technically, “raw”, if that’s a potential concern. I mean, you don’t want to sit down and eat a whole plate-load; moderation, ladies, in all things. But I feel that I can safely say you could enjoy these without too much guilt as far as eating the “bad things” goes.
They do, in fact, taste like “bad things.” But they are soooo not.
I mean, it’s basically a bunch of coconut oil, almond flour and good-for-you cacao powder. Who can argue with that?
So give these a roll. They’re great as a mid-day treat, or pleasant little dessert that won’t send you to bed feeling overloaded.
Raw, No-Bake Cookie Dough Brownies
⅓ cup raw pecans
½ cup almond flour
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
5 pitted medjool dates
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tablespoon coconut oil, melted
6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons coconut milk, full fat
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw honey
1½ cups almond flour
½ cup chocolate chips
–Using a food processor or a blender grind the pecans into course meal and place it in medium bowl.
–Remove pits from dates and process it into a creamy paste
using your hands, mix together the pecan meal with the almond flour, cacao powder, date paste, vanilla extract and coconut oil until all ingredients are combined.
–Line a 7×5-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture until evenly distributed.
–In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract and honey.
–Add almond flour and mix just until all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
–Gently fold in chocolate chips.
–Spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the brownie and use a piece of parchment paper to smooth the top of the cookie dough.
–Refrigerate until dough is firm, approximately one hour.
Note: I used walnuts instead of pecans, and that seemed to work out just fine.
*Recipe courtesy of http://www.livinghealthywithchocolate.com