Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Raw Chipotle Brownies or Bites

2 cups walnuts or pecans
1 - 2 T cocoa powder
1/4 tsp to 1 tsp ground Chipotle powder (depending on spice preference)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of celtic sea salt (or regular salt, celtic sea salt is just loaded with minerals!)
2 cups dates, pitted *Medjool are best!
1/2 cup dried figs or dried apricots (use dates or other dried fruit if you don't have figs or apricots)
 *Choose dried fruits without sulfur or other preservatives, organic when possible.
Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla 

Process the nuts in a food processor or blend in a high powered blender till finely ground.
Add other ingredients and process/blend till mixture is combined.
Roll mixture into bite size balls or pat into an 8 X 8 square pan.

For added decadence also make the Chipotle Ganache

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix ingredients together well and pour over brownies.
Chill until brownies are set.*30 minutes to an hour

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