Coffee Fudge Raw Brownies

My go-to raw brownie recipe: fudgy, rich, dense… And made even more delicious when finished off with a coffee cream fudge topping!  The combination of raw cacao and coffee is a match made in heaven.  I think I would most likely pick a raw / no-bake brownie over the baked variety every time. The consistency is just so much more alluring and all-round satisfying!

Servings: 12 - 16
Prep Time - 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Brownies

300g Just Natural Organic Medjool dates, pitted
125g Just Natural Organic pecan halves
80g Just Natural Organic whole cashews or Just Natural Organic jumbo oats
80g Just Natural Organic raw cacao powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp Just Natural Organic raw cacao nibs

For the Coffee Fudge Topping

100g Organic Kitchen extra virgin coconut oil, melted
220g raw cashew butter, roast cashew butter, or tahini
1 tsp coffee extract
80ml maple syrup, honey or raw coconut nectar
2 tbsp crushed coffee beans

How to Make it

  1. Blend together all base brownie ingredients in a food processor (with the exception of the cacao nibs). Blend the mixture until it holds together between your fingertips like a soft play-dough consistency.
  2. Pulse through cacao nibs to incorporate.
  3. Line and lightly grease a 9-inch loaf tin or 7- to 8-inch square tin with baking paper and coconut oil or spray oil.
  4. Press brownie base into prepared tin and spread evenly using the back of a spoon.
  5. Mix together the fudge topping ingredients, except for the coffee beans, in a jug. Pour fudge over the brownie base. Then sprinkle over the crushed coffee beans.
  6. Allow to set in the fridge for 3 hours (or overnight) before slicing.
  7. Serve with a dollop of coconut cream, if desired. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks, or freeze for up to one month (though it’s hard to imagine they’ll stay uneaten that long…).