No bake nut brownie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10 servings
  • 1.25 cup hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds or walnuts
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  1. Start by making the brownie base. Preheat the oven to 180•c . Add the hazelnuts to a baking tray and cook for about 10 minutes, until golden. Allow to cool then rub off as much of the skin as you can with a clean tea towel. Set about 2 tbsp aside for the ganache. Place remaining hazelnuts in a food processor and process until they are a fine, sandy texture. Now add in almonds, cacao powder, chia seeds, maca powder and salt and pulse until the mixture comes together. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. Add pitted dates and vanilla to the blender and pulse until it forms a paste. Add back in the brownie mix and pulse again until a rough dough is formed - it should stick together when you press it together, if not, add a tbsp of water at a time.
  3. Put mixture into a lined loaf pan, pressing down firmly to flatten out and pop in the fridge to set.
  4. Make the ganache topping by melting coconut oil gently over a small pan of water. Take off the heat and add in coconut milk, maple syrup and cacao powder. Whisk until totally smooth and leave to cool for at least 15 minutes. Pour over the brownie base and sprinkle with hazelnuts, cacao nibs and sea salt. Chill until firm, cut into slices and enjoy! Keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Recipe by Bo's Kitchen at