No bake chocolate brownies

Created by Dominique Rizzo

INGREDIENTS

  • 130g fresh dates, pitted
  • 2 lady finger bananas or 1 ripe Cavendish banana
  • ¼ cup cocoa nibs ( optional) these are available from health food shops and give a great crunch to the brownie
  • 4 tbsps. of raw cocoa powder ( unsweetened) you can just use normal cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour ( available in health food shops)
  • ½ cup ground almonds ( almond meal)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted

METHOD

  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the macadamia nuts and the shredded coconut until smooth.
  2. Fold through the macadamia nuts and press the mixture into a tray lined with baking paper to a thickness of about 1 ½ cm.
  3. Sprinkle over the toasted coconut and press lightly onto the mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours until firm, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also roll the mixture into balls and then into the coconut.