These raw cherry brownies are a decadent chocolate cherry dessert. They are naturally sweetened with dates and dried cherries, which adds to the richness of this smooth chocolate brownie. Crunchy almonds and chewy cherries give it a texture that will leave you wanting more.

Raw Cherry Brownies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

8-12

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of dried cherries
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dates (roughly 4)
  • 1/2 almonds, chopped
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Preparation

  1. Soak 1 cup of cherries in water for an hour.
  2. Place 2 cups of walnuts in a food processor and process into a granular flour.
  3. Add 1 cup of cacao powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the food processor and process until smooth.
  4. While the food processor is running, slowly add 1 cup of soaked cherries and 1/2 cup of dates and process until smooth.
  5. Fold in 1/2 cup of cherries and 1/2 cup of raw chopped almonds.
  6. Press the brownie batter into lined 8x8-inch brownie pan and freeze for 2 hours to set.
  7. Remove the brownies from the freezer, cut into 8-12 squares, and serve.
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