Raw Vegan Black Forest Cherry Brownies!
(requires: food processor and dehydrator) Recipe reprinted with permission from RAW FOOD FOR DUMMIES ©2012. Published by Wiley.
Loaded with healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, raw walnuts serve as the base for these delicious brownies.
2 1/4 cups raw walnuts, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pitted and packed dates
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or carob)
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1/4 cup chopped unsweetened dried cherries
3 tablespoons filtered water
Note: Store the brownies in an airtight container in
the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer
for 3 months. (Follow Raw Food For Dummies on Facebook for more information on upcoming tour dates, recipes, and daily tips.)
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