By Chef: Marlie Centawer
Posted: March 31, 2014
A delightfully healthy treat that will satisfy a chocolate craving without giving you the cacao jitters. Marlie Centawer of Barefoot and Frolicking utilizes carob powder for the majority of that chocolate flavor, along with a sprinkling of cacao nibs to garnish in this delectably chewy and gooey carob and cacao square recipe. In the mood for a brownie of the less healthy persuasion? Reach for one of these gluten and refined sugar-free beauties instead and enjoy without a trace of guilt!
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1 cup dates
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 2 tbsp dried cherries
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp agave
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs, to garnish
1. Process the cashews and hazelnuts in a food processor using an ‘s’ blade until a fine flour.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process until well-combined.
3. Transfer to a glass baking dish and chill for at least 30 minutes, or until mixture is easy to cut into squares.
Serve with chocolate rooibos tea before or after an impromptu yoga session with friends.