Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vegan Brownie Fudge!

Greetings! :)

I hope you had an amazing weekend! It's been cold and rainy in Palmdale... perfect for relaxing by the fire, watching movies, working on Integrative Nutrition coursework, spending time with family, cooking, and making fun vegan treats in the kitchen!

Anyways, my friend Amber invited me over for dinner tomorrow... so naturally, I wanted to make a healthy, guilt-free dessert! :)

What I came up with is a treat that is half brownie, half fudge, partially raw (the base), and the rest just vegan (the topping).

Vegan Brownie Fudge
For the base layer-
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk 
    Directions: Process the ingredients above in a (heavy duty) food processor. Press into an 8x8 square pan lined with parchment paper. To help make the brownies lie 'flat' in the pan, I placed parchment paper on top and  pressed on the mixture until it was even. Place in freezer to firm for approximately 30 minutes.

    For the topping-
    • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
    • sprinkles
    Directions: Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Spread onto brownie layer. Add the sprinkles! :) Let the chocolate topping return to a solid state, or place in the refrigerator to quicken the process. After the chocolate has become solid, carefully lift the brownies out of the pan and place on cutting board. Cut brownies into squares... and enjoy!

    What do you do on rainy days? Did you make anything exciting in the kitchen this weekend?

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