Hot Raw Chef's Valentine Recipe: Caramel-Fudge Brownies



 The recipe for the above luscious Caramel-Fudge Brownies by Raw Chef Amber Shea won the Living Light Culinary Institute's Hot Raw Valentine's Recipe Contest in 2011.  There was originally a video but it has been removed.

 Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

Brownies:

1 C. Walnuts, unsoaked
1 C. Pecans, unsoaked
Pinch of Salt
3/4 C. Dates
1/3 C. Raw Cacao Powder

Icing:

1/2 C. soaked Cashews
1/4 C. Raw Agave*
1/4 C. Lucuma Powder**
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
Pinch of Salt
1/4 C. Melted Coconut Oil
2 T. Cacao Butter- grated or finely diced

Method:

  • Use a food processor to blend together the ingredients for the Brownies
  • Press firmly  into a 6" square brownie pan ("this is a dense brownie") and put into the fridge until firm. 
  •  For the Icing, blend the cashews, agave, lucuma powder, vanilla, lemon juice and salt in your high-speed blender. 
  • Over double boiler (or metal bowl suspended over pot with boiling water) whisk coconut oil until melted completely, and then add in grated/finely-diced cacao butter and melt it, blending into the coconut oil
  • Next, with machine running, stream in 1/4 C. melted coconut oil and 2 T. Cacao Butter (mixed together).  
  • Put the icing into the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Take both brownies and icing out and ice.
  • Enjoy! 



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