This week I’m craving… {raw fudge brownie – with recipe!}21

Posted on April 12, 2013 by ChristieI'm Craving, Sweet Treats

Last week you’ll recall I was craving medjool dates.

Shortly after that confession went live I got a text from my awesome friend Hanna with a recipe for raw fudge brownie and a command-slash-challenge of “Cravings Be Gone!”.

I immediately liked the sound of the ingredients list, but I liked the super short method even better.

Chuck stuff into the food processor, whizz, chill for 2 hours, eat.

I’d like to say that I patiently waited the 2 hours, but that would be a lie. I greedily gobbled about a quarter of the mixture after attempting just a tiny taste before putting it in the fridge.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Deliciousness awaits.

Even better than the taste, is that it’s good for you too. Completely raw ingredients, not heat treated – and vegan and paleo to boot!

Me thinks this will be making a major appearance during the remainder of this pregnancy and beyond…

What are you craving this week? Join in the fun! Please… I’m such a sticky beak.

How to join in with: This week I’m craving…

You don’t need to be pregnant – everyone can come along for the ride.

  1. Every Friday I’ll publish a post with what I’m craving during my pregnancy.
  2. You publish a blog post about what you’re craving and link back to my blog post.
  3. I’ll add all the links into the blog post each week so others can click through and check out what you’re craving! If for some reason your link doesn’t appear, just give me a little nudge via a comment or note through my contact form.

Your post could be about something you are craving that is unattainable (as in, sashimi from a specific restaurant in Tokyo) or something you craved then made/ate and took a picture of. Or you can use a photo you borrowed from the internet (link to its source please, that’s good web etiquette!).

What other bloggers are craving this week…

  • Have you posted your craving? Let me know in the comments so I can link you up!
Christie x

Raw fudge brownie recipe

makes a 15cm x 15cm block about 3-4cm deep

recipe via my friend Hanna

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 10)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup (or raw honey or apple juice concentrate)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (I added a bit more as I love salty/sweet combos)
  • 4-5 tablespoons raw cacao powder

1. Add the pecans to a food processor and blitz until finely chopped to the size of breadcrumbs. Add the dates and blitz until combined.

2. Add all the other ingredients and blitz until the mixture pulls together in a ball. About 30 seconds.

3. Press into a small slice tin or simply onto a sheet of non-stick paper and press into a square shape, folding over the paper to cover and help shape. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm then slice and serve. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week – if it lasts that long! (It won’t).

  • Mmmm, yum!

    Isn’t cake/cookie/brownie dough all about eating half of it raw before you actually bake it? That’s what I’ve been doing…

    • Oh for sure! Except when you’re pregnant you can’t eat raw eggs so you can’t lick the batter spoon – it’s a crying shame! But this recipe fixes the problem :)

  • That looks so incredibly delicious! I can’t believe we are in the same village! I would love to meet up one day. xx

    • Happy to whip you up a batch and bring it over. Would love a play date! :)

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’ve made something similar using Hannah from Wayfaring Chocolate’s recipe. It’s SO good! :D

  • InTolerant Chef

    This would be soooo rich and gooey- yummo!

  • I’ve just bought/ordered all the ingredients for this recipe, will be making them tomorrow with my daughter can’t wait :-) x

    • Oh do let me know how you go Tammy! Perfect for littles to help make as there is no raw stuff that isn’t safe to eat (ie. eggs) and no baking! Enjoy x

  • Sounds delicious, Christie! Perfect for my dairy-sensitive kids.

    • I hadn’t even thought of that Christina! Will have to pass onto my mum friends who have to avoid packing dairy for preschool!

  • Guest

    You are a whizz! I am craving these, and I am not even pregnant. x

  • These look amazing Christie, I need to whip up a batch ASAP! It looks so dense and chocolatey.. yum :D

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    Oh I neeeeeed this.

    (I just pulled a decadent caramel fudge brownie out of the oven but I reckon this would be just as awesome.)

  • Aaarggghh… my mouth is watering. Last Christmas I made something sort of similar with cinnamon and ginger. Sadly my children didn’t love it… but I did and ate it up like a madwoman. So healthy and so delicious, what a combo.

    • Oohh, love the sound of ginger in it, but don’t think Miss Poppy will go for it. Guess I’ll have to make an adult batch :)

  • Nic @diningwithastud

    Lol! I do the same…..”I’ll just have a little taste to make sure it doesnt need anything….nom nom nom, Crap it’s almost all gone and its not even set yet :o” haha

  • Bryony

    Any suggestions to make the recipe nut free??

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