Remember the idea behind Meatless Monday is to start the week off with a focus on health and awareness of the impact our meat consumption is having on the environment. So, if you do not have time to prepare this delicious raw date brownie recipe, feel free to choose from our directory listing of Chicago Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants.
2 cups of walnuts
2 1/2 cups of dates
1 cup of raw cocoa powder
1 cup roasted almonds
1/2 cup of honey
1 pinch of salt
1 spoon of neutral oil (i.e. canola, sunflower)
Process walnuts and dates in a food processor. Add processed walnuts and dates into a bowl and mix in cocoa, salt, roasted almonds and honey. Place mix into a pan covered with film paper on its base. Brush top of mixture with neutral oil. They should be about 3 cm tall. Place pan into refrigerator and let it cool for at least 5 hours. Once cold, cut into individual pieces and sprinkle raw cocoa powder on top. Enjoy!
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