3.18.2014

no bake brownies with chocolate ganache


Oh man. I am coming at you today, full-force, fudgey brownies, chocolate smudges all over my face {and arms and legs}, yelling REALLYLOUD with all my chocolate-induced energy and jubilee. This is a good day, my dear friends. A good day indeed. 

We all know brownies are the lifeline for many. But when you live an emotional life *cough cough*, brownies probably shouldn't be on the menu every day if you still want to squeeze into those skinny jeans with out producing an impressive muffin top. HOWEVER. If we're eating raw brownies, then go at it. Eat them. They're amazing, satisfying, fudgey, and nourishing to your body. Chocolate for all!


At first, I was just planning on making plain raw brownies. But then I decided to take it to a whole new level with some chocolate ganache made from coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Whisk it up until it thickens and at this point, it's probably you've died and gone to heaven. I drizzled the ganache over my brownies and had a little left over, so I decided to just smear it on there afterwards instead of putting it a "container" "to save" "for another time". Let's face it. It'd be in the fridge for about two minutes and then I'd be eating it with a spoon. Or better yet my fingaahhhhs. 

It honestly irritates me when people are like "EWW, I can't eat healthy because all you can eat is sticks and twigs and kale." But those people are doing something wrong! They're thinking about what they can't eat instead of making do with what they can. I'm not saying I'm just "making do" with these brownies though. They're more than satisfying, filling, and give the kind of energy that actually sticks around unlike the crashes that sugary sweets provide. 


These brownies can be whipped up in a flash, especially if you have a good food processor unlike me who has an average blender and has to grind the ingredients separately. They don't require too many ingredients and will definitely satisfy your chocolate cravings like no other. The ganache is optional, but… not really. After drizzling/drenching the brownies with the ganache and chilling, the ganache firms up only slightly producing the fudgiest, most rich brownie of my dreams without even turning on the oven. Huzzah. 


no bake brownies with chocolate ganache {vegan & GF}

brownies: 
1/3 c. raw almonds
2 tbsp. flax seeds
1/4 c. oats
1/2 c. chopped dates, tightly packed
1 tbsp. coconut oil
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. maple syrup/honey
2 tbsp. non-dairy milk

ganache: 
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Place all brownie ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until evenly combined. If it seems to dry, you can add more milk and if it seems to wet, you can add more nuts or oats until it reaches the consistency you want. Press into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the ganache until smooth and slightly thickened. Drizzle over brownies. Slice into 6 bars or squares. Store covered in a freezer until serving.


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8 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD SOPHIE I HATE YOU! Not really of course but these are beyond amazing! I'm sure that I eat so many that they will no longer be healthy but I am OKAY with that.

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    1. HA. That same thing went through my mind about them not being healthy considering how many I ate.

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  2. These no bake brownies look fabulous! Also sound pretty healthy and yummy.

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    1. Thanks! They are SO healthy and SO yummy.

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  3. Sounds lovely! I actually just made some brownies last night buuuuuuuuut I feel like I could eat these brownies for breakfast and do a little dance afterwards. <3 xo

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    1. Totally an acceptable breakfast in my books, espesh since they're healthy. I freeze them and they're absolutely divine straight from the freezer :)

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