5 Ingredient Paleo Brownies
These easy 5 Ingredient Paleo Brownies will satisfy your chocolate cravings while staying on your diet! Believe it or not, each little fudgy bite is: raw, gluten free, paleo and vegan.
As mentioned on Monday in my Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie post, I realize it’s the time of year when we all clean up our diets. However, I don’t do very well when my diet is highly restricted.
The idea that I can’t have certain foods makes me want them all the more. (Even things I don’t normally crave.) I have to prepare ahead for such cravings so I don’t blow through a bag of Doritos or a slab of fudge on a feverish junky whim.
Having a few go-to recipes for “healthy” treats, is a good idea if you just started your New Year healthy eating plan.
Today’s paleo brownies are my number one healthy treat to fall back on because they are rich and chocolatey, so easy to make, and really truly good for you.
In fact, these paleo brownies are RAW, gluten-free, paleo and vegan. That means they are free of all grains, dairy, animal products, and processed ingredients.
So no matter what diet or cleanse you are following, you can have a little treat now and then.
Another lovely detail about these paleo brownies is that they cut cravings, not create them. There is no highly-addictive processed sugar in the recipe, so you can have a 2-bite brownie and feel completely satisfied without that sudden urge to shovel the whole pan down your throat… You know what I’m talking about.
Today’s Paleo Brownies include only 5 ingredients:
- Raw Nuts
- Unprocessed Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract (or Vanilla Bean)
- Raw Dried Coconut
Place these ingredients in the food processor, and the pureed mixture creates a thick fudgy dough that can be pressed into a pan.
Once it dries a bit, you have a solid bar of rich brownie goodness that needs no oven time. Cut the paleo brownies into small squares and keep in an air-tight container, for emergency diet moments when nothing will do except chocolate.
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5 Ingredient Paleo Brownies
- Test your dates for moisture. If they seem too dried out, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. Remove the pits and place the dates in the food processor. Add the nuts, cocoa powder, and vanilla, plus 2 tablespoons of water.
- Turn on the food processor and chop until the mixture forms a smooth dense paste. Line a 8x8-inch baking dish with wax paper or parchment paper. Spray the paper with non-stick coconut oil spray.
- Scoop the mixture into the dish and press until packed and smooth. Sprinkle the coconut over the top and press a little. The brownies are ready to eat at this point, but they do cut easier if you allow them to air dry for a couple hours. Cut into 36 small pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
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