These no bake fudge brownie slabs are nutritionally functional and are delicious with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free. And infused with mesquite powder, a low GI superfood powder that tastes nutty, smoky, and like molasses. It boosts this treat with minerals, prebiotics, fiber, potassium, calcium, protein and amino acids.
The night before, soak the walnuts and dates in milk infused with mesquite powder.Here is how:1. Into the measuring cup, add the almond milk and 1 tbsp of mesquite powder and stir it up. 2. Add in the walnuts and dates, and top it off with water so the walnuts and dates are submerged. Leave the measuring cup in the refrigerator overnight. 3. The next day, drain and put the liquid aside, pit the dates. Don't rinse the walnuts and dates, but DO reserve the milk for smoothies or other recipes. NOTE: And please REMEMBER, don't add the milk to the recipe, it was only used to soak the walnuts and dates. Preserve it in the refrigerator and use it within 2 days for other recipes. It will be a very sweet milk.
On Cooking Day
Line a 4-inch by 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 60 seconds.
Combine all ingredients - the soaked walnuts and dates (pitted), the nut butter, cacao powder, remaining 1 tbsp of mesquite powder, melted chips, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt - in a high-powered blender or food processor and process until you have a sticky dough consistency. Press the dough into the pan.
I use a spoon rubbed with coconut oil to even surface of the chocolate.Refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour. I suppose you could freeze to speed up the solidifying, but I feel freezing raw desserts can dull the glossy top so you decide.
We frosted ours here with a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut butter, and chopped the loaf into 8 slices. The slices are rather large though, so feel free to slice those in half as well, resulting in 16 bricks. Use them as afternoon brain booster, or to top smoothies or nicecream, giving them a nice nutritional boost.