Introduction: Bee Pollen Raw Brownies (No Bake)
These brownies are by far, one of the best things I have ever tasted. Ever... With that being said, let me tell you a little about Bee Pollen.
Bee pollen has become a popular supplement throughout the years and has been proven to have an effective boost on the immune system. It is also beneficial in increasing sexual functions in both men & women, as well as stimulating our glands & organs. This Super Food has also been used as an appetite suppressant and promotes a natural weight loss alternative. The list goes on and on...
It has a bitter sweet mild honey flavor and added the perfect touch for these antioxidant rich 100% Raw Brownies. I ground up my own cocoa powder with Theo's Organic Fair Trade Nibs nut you can substitute store bought cocoa powder. Just make sure it's high quality.
Caution: Bee products may cause an allergic reaction in some sensitive people. Anyone with a suspected sensitivity should consult a health care professional before using.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 Teaspoon Fresh Bee Pollen (whole granules) + more for dusting
1 cup Organic Roasted Cocoa Nibs
1 teaspoon Raw Cocoa Nibs + more for dusting
2 cups Walnuts
1 cup Raw Almonds
2 1/2 cups Medjool Dates
1/4 tsp sea salt
Baking Pan lined with Parchment
Step 2: Grind Nibs to a Powder
Place one cup of Roasted Cocoa Nibs into a spice grinder. Grind to a fine powder.
Step 3: Pitt Dates & Chop Almonds
Place dates on a cutting board and gently remove the pitt. Discard Pitts. Roughly chop almonds. Set aside.
Step 4: Make the Raw Brownies
To make the brownies, place the walnuts into a food processor and combine to form a fine powder. Next, add the cocoa powder, bee pollen & salt. Pulse to combine. Add the dates through the top of the food processor, one at a time. You should end up with a cake crumbly consistency. (see pic below)
Step 5: Press Into Pan
Transfer brownie mixture to a bowl and add almonds. Gently fold into mixture, Next, press mixture gently into parchment lined baking sheet. Spread 1 teaspoon of cocoa nibs across the top of the brownies and gently press down into mixture. Put the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes up to an hour.
Remove from the freezer and transfer the brownies to a cutting board. Lightly dust with cocoa powder and ground bee pollen. Cut into squares and enjoy.
Keep brownies in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
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The cocoa nibs in this recipe look dry once they are ground can you substitute cocoa powder for this recipe?