by Anda Mtshemla
Valentine’s Day is upon us and with this Raw Vegan Challenge I inflicted on myself (because some days, it truly is painful), I’m thinking “Yikes, I’m going to be alone, eating cold food,” not that I have anyone to eat my uncooked meals with on any other night. There was just no way; I had to come up with something to treat myself!
When I originally started working on this recipe, I thought to use Agave or Maple Syrup to sweeten this decadent treat but the dates on their own added the perfect sweetness and gave the fudgy flavour we all love in brownies!
PREP TIME: 30mins COOK TIME: Overnight/6hours MAKES: 24
You will need:
1 cup sweet potato, grated
1 cup coconut/almond flour
1 cup dates (soaked, if they are dried dates)
1 cup cacao powder
Line a baking pan with baking paper and set aside
Place sweet potato and dates into a food processor and blend until combined
Add flour and blend again until well combined
Add the cacao powder and blend until combined
Fill the lined pan with the mixture, which should resemble cookie dough, and press until even all around
Place in the refrigerator or freezer for at least 3 hours to set
Once set, cut as desired and serve with fresh fruit or vegan ice-cream