Date chocolate brownies

Delicious raw chocolate brownies with nuts and seeds, by Amy Varga

Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 10 mins


Serves Fourteen

Raw chocolate brownies packed with nuts and seeds for a delicious treat


Pitted dates600g
Raw almonds1 cup
Raw walnuts or pecans1 cup
Pumpkin seeds 1 cup
Sunflower seeds1 cup
Salt2 teaspoons
Raw chocolate400g


1Cover dates in water and simmer, mashing until soft. Add more water if necessary. Ensure all water has evaporated
2Roast nuts and seeds on a low heat until crisp and leave to cool
3Chop nuts and seeds using blender until breadcrumbs
4Melt 300g of the chocolate on a double boiler (to ensure it doesn't burn)
5Mix roasted nuts and seeds, salt and chocolate into date mix until evenly distributed.
6Spoon into oven dish or metal tray covered in parchment. The mixture should be about 2cm's high. Put in freezer to harden.
7Melt the rest of the chocolate in a double boiler and spoon over hardened date mixture. Flatten to give a even coat of chocolate. Return to freezer to harden.
8Remove from freezer once fully set and leave to thaw. Turn out of oven dish or tray and cut to desired sizes. Store in fridge.