Raw Salted Caramel Brownies

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Raw Salted Caramel Brownies

A treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings without any processed sugar, processed oils or any other nasty added ingredients. 

I’m a huge fan of energy/bliss balls – basically any snack made out of dates and nuts. They make a great snack because they’re high in fibre, good fats and they’re sweet without the need to add any kind of processed refined sugars. Nothing beats whole dates as a form of sweetener, not even the sugar-free varieties, which we are yet to find out their long-term effects as they’re relatively new to our diets. 

Instead of blending dates and nuts and shaping them into balls, I added in some cocoa powder into the mix and pressed the mixture into a square cake tin and sliced them into squares to create raw ‘brownies’. I then drizzled them with a simple two-ingredient salted caramel drizzle and finished them off with a gluten-free mini pretzel to make them look even more decadent! 

These raw salted caramel brownies make a great snack option between meals when you’re feeling peckish but still have an hour or two left before your lunch break. Snacks tend to have a bad reputation and they tend to be associated with weight gain, but the truth is if you’re eating the right kind of snack, it can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent you from over eating when it comes to main meals. It also gives you an energy boost and keeps your blood sugar steady. I know for me I NEED to snack between meals, especially between breakfast and lunch. Otherwise I’ll end up having to eat lunch two hours after my breakfast because I’m that hungry, or I’ll eat twice as much as I would if I have to wait too long between the two meals. 

They also make a great dessert option. Desserts don’t come healthier than this! 


Raw Salted Caramel Brownies

Makes: 8 brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • Pinch of salt

Slated caramel drizzle:

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tbsp date syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pretzels – use gluten-free if allergic 

Method:

  • Blend the brownie ingredients together until you have a smooth dough. 
  • Press into a cake/loaf tin lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  • Mix together the ingredients of the salted caramel drizzle in a small bowl and drizzle on top of the brownies. 
  • Top with the pretzels.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Enjoy!

 

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Comments 8

  1. Hi Nadia,

    This looks great and I’m so pleased to have been recommended your page. When you measure in cups what size do you suggest? (Sorry if this has been mentioned before and I missed it!)

    Look forward to more healthy and super tasty recipes.

    Ros

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      Hi Ros 🙂 I’m so glad you found my blog. I use measuring cups – you can find them in most supermarkets or shops selling kitchen accessories. You can also buy them cheap online from places like Amazon 🙂

  2. LOVE the idea of doing a raw brownie instead of a ball! Not only is it a change of pace, but it totally makes me feel like I’m getting a little more bang for my buck (aka my sweet tooth). Can’t wait to try!

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      Thank you Karly 😀 Pressing the mixture into a pan and slicing them into squares somehow makes them feel a lot more like a decadent treat compared to rolling them into balls.

  3. Hi Nadia. Loved this recipe. Can u please guide the proportion of Nuts to dates incase I want to make it with my choice of Nuts. Also pls let me know the shelf life of these. Thanks 🙂

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