Cookie Dough Brownie Bars
February 24, 2017 | Makes 16
For the Bottom Layer:
- 1 & 1/3 Cups of Ground Almonds (160g)
- 1/3 Cup of Cacao Powder (35g)
- 3 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
- 1/4 Cup of Honey or Maple Syrup (60ml)
For the Top Layer:
- 1 & 1/2 Cups of Cashews (225g)
- 2 Tablespoons of Melted Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Powder or 1 Vanilla Pod
- 2 Tablespoons of Almond Milk, Unsweetened
- 50g of Dark Chocolate (min 70%)
This is another oldie but goodie recipe that I’ve revamped a little. They’re the ultimate treat- a fudgey raw brownie style base topped with a chewy cookie dough layer- heaven. They’re definitely indulgent but they’re full of nutritious goodies from all the good fats, calcium and magnesium in the cashews and almonds to the amazing antioxidants in all the rich cacao powder. An amazing treat made from awesome ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 180’C. When it’s hot, roast the cashews for about 8-10 minutes until golden.
For the first layer, add the ground almonds and cacao powder to your food processor and blend until combined. Add in the almond butter and maple syrup and blend until smooth. It should be thick and fudgey.
Spread the mixture into a baking tin lined with parchment paper. Make sure it’s pressed in firmly. Set it aside while you make the next layer.
For the top layer, add the roasted cashews to the food processor and blend until you have a coarse cashew flour. Then add in the vanilla powder and a pinch of sea salt and pulse it to combine.
Add in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and blend until it comes together into a thick nut butter type consistency. Add the almond milk and mix again. You’ll get a creamy, smooth dough which is absolutely delicious, try not to taste too much of it as there is just enough to cover the bottom layer.
Transfer the dough to a bowl. Chop the chocolate into chunks and mix it in.
Spread the dough out over the bottom layer. Pop it in the freezer for about an hour and then slice and enjoy.
Store in the fridge.