Walnut Truffle Brownies

Day one of the Friendly Challenge DONE. It’s not a diet and I’m not restricting myself (Case in point in this recipe!) For 30 days, I’m following a whole foods plant-based diet, which I recommend to everyone. The evidence is compelling that it’s the ideal way of eating for everyone. For people that have not read, ‘How Not to Die’ by Dr. Michael Gregor, I would definitely recommend it.

While I already avoid animal products and eat a healthy diet with tons of fruits and veggies, I LOVE food. Bread, pastas, baked treats – ALL THE GOOD STUFF. SO naturally, when I do a whole foods plant-based-only challenge, I do my best to not restrict myself. Enter these Walnut Truffle Brownies!

They are incredibly simple. All you need is a food processor and these ingredients: Walnuts, cacao powder, dates, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Just throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you receive a fudge like consistency.

Some might argue against maple syrup. I mean, technically itโ€™s not โ€˜rawโ€™. But, maple syrup is more or less unrefined, contains good nutrients, and Iโ€™m Canadian so I have to use it, right? Feel free so substitute it for raw agave or leave it out completely.

These Truffle Brownies are:

  • Raw Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Delectable
  • Rich
  • Satisfying
  • Chocolate-y

Walnut Truffle Brownies

Prep Time20 mins
Keyword: Chocolate, Easy, No bake, Raw Vegan, Vegan, Whole Food Plant Based
Servings: 22 truffles

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder + extra for dusting
  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients until a smooth, fudge-y consistency
  • Roll into 1 tbsp balls. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Coat with cacao dusting.
  • Enjoy!

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