One of my most popular recipes on here are the raw chocolate brownies so I decided this would be the perfect recipe to base my creation around.
Made with gooey sweet dates combined with rich cacao and buttery pecans & walnuts. Popcorn is used inside the brownies to add a pop of sweet and salty flavoured crunch.
Another bonus is these brownies are raw, which means less washing up, less time to make them and more time to indulge! You can thank me later! Heres the recipe;
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts
30g cacao powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 25g bag of Metcalfes sweet and salty popcorn
20g cacao butter melted
1 tbsp almond butter butter
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cacao powder
Handful of Metcalfes salted caramel popcorn
Place walnuts, pecans, cacao & sea salt into a food processor and blend until ground. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove and set aside.
Add nut and cacao mixture back into food processor and slowly drop dates into the mix whilst processing
Process until you have a dough consistency and then lastly add the popcorn leaving around 2 handfuls in the bag and blend for just 2 seconds.
Crumble the remaining popcorn by hand into the mixture and place the mixture into a small dish/brownie tin.
Press down on the mixture to achieve a flat layer and transfer to the fridge whilst you make the chocolate topping.
To make the chocolate topping add the cacao butter to a pan on a low heat and then add the other chocolate topping ingredients until all melted.
Remove brownie tin from the fridge and pour and spread the chocolate topping evenly across.
Top with more popcorn and place back in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
Once set, slice into around 12 squares and enjoy!