If you are cutting sugar out of your diet, but are still craving something sweet, fear not, these deliciously healthy brownies will tantalize the tastebuds, and what’s more, they are guilt free.
For the brownies:
500g medjool dates
220g blanched hazelnuts
5-6 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (Optional)
Pinch of sea salt
For the frosting:
250g madjool dates
60g raw cacao powder
100g coconut oil
240ml almond milk (unsweetened)
Preheat oven to 180c, fan setting.
Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden, take out and leave to cool.
Once cool, blend the roasted hazelnuts in a food processor until they form a crumbly mixture, then add the dates and blend again before adding the cacao and maple syrup (if you want). Place the mixture into a baking tray and refrigerate.
While your brownies are in the fridge, place all of your frosting ingredients in a blender and blend together until smooth. Take out your brownies and spoon a smooth layer of your frosting over the top. Place back in the fridge for 3-4 hours to allow the brownies to set.
When brownies are set, cut up and enjoy! Then keep them in the fridge for freshness.