In a bid to kick my chocolate button habit, my first exploration into the raw and naked has focused on finding the perfect chocolate brownie.

Looking on various blogs, websites and cookery books it looks as if some magic can be created with only a few ingredients – 3 -4 in fact:

Can something truly scrummy be made from this simple mix?

  • 100g macadamia nuts
  • 100g walnut pieces (cheaper than whole)
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 12 fresh dates – stones removed
(note: the walnuts give quite a strong flavour so if you would like something more subtle increase the % of macadamia nuts).

Everything got thrown into my trusty food processor:

And then blitzed for a good couple of minutes:

Until the oil from the nuts was released and the ingredients started to look like cake mix:

This was then tipped into a plastic food container:

Before being placed in the fridge over night, ready for munching the next day. How simple is that?

The real proof of course will be in the tasting and so I am taking it into work for the connoisseurs to give me their verdict (and trust me the competition is hot in the office)…