Anyone who knows me knows that I am the world’s biggest chocolate chip cookie lover. They’ll also know I do my best to eat well. But it has to taste great and be fairly simple to make. So, when I saw these 100% All The Way Live Brownilicious Brownies, I thought it must be a sign from god to step up my vegetarian game. I’ve had them at an outing and will be trying my hand with them soon. Let me tell you, I do not do bad tasting food for the sake of being healthy. These babies will make you forget who Betty Crocker is.
1 cup each of Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds (soaked in filtered water overnight)
1/2 cup of Chopped Walnuts (for topping)
1 cup of raw Carob Powder or Cocoa Powder
1 cup of Raw Peanut Butter
1 cup of Honey
1 T of vanilla (alcohol free)
Place soaked nuts and carob powder into a food processor and initially “pulse” into a powdery texture. It should look like brown flour. Set this to the side. Ub a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter honey and vanilla. Fold this mixture into the nuts and mix well until it comes into a dough-like consistency. Lay out some wax paper. Place the dough onto the wax paper and place another wax on top so you can toll out the dough to about 1 inch thickness. Sprinkle your 1/2 cup chopped walnuts ove rthe top of your large bownie and then cut to nice-sized squares. Can make 18-24 depending on you you cut them.
~excerpted from Simply RAWsome DeLights by Saa’ Shalom I.M. Bey, NPWC, raw foods chef. Saa’ currently operates a Raw Foods restaurant in Columbia, SC. For more info about the author, her restaurant, and other services, visit, www.elementalforces.webs.com