Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies
with chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bar

 

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies
with Sweet Cacao Nibs

 

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownie Heart Bites

 

Nothing screams love like chocolate! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I had chocolate on my list and hadn’t decided what I was going to make when my youngest daughter asked if we could make cherry brownies, while she snacked on some dried cherries. I thought what a great idea! I would take the raw chocolate protein brownie bites I was going to make and make Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies instead! My little helper and I went into the kitchen and went to work, testing along the way I am surprised they actually made it to the pan, they were “the best ever mama”. I know every little girl says that but this time it melted my heart. She was so excited to pick up her sister from school to tell her about them and share them with her. So before writing this blog I grabbed two recipe cards and hand wrote this recipe and tucked it away for my girls.

 

 

Raw Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Makes a 9×9 pan or 24 brownie balls

½ c cacao powder (used Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder)

1 scoop (1/4-1/3 c) chocolate protein powder, or more cacao/cocoa powder (used Vega Choc-A-Lot Protein Smoothie)

1/2 c dried cherries, plus more (about 2TBSP – 1/4 c) for garnish

2 c pitted Medjool Dates (16)

1 1/2 c raw walnut pieces

pinch of sea salt

1/3 c sweet cacao nibs or Vega Maca Chocolate Bar, chopped

 

In a food processor pulse walnuts until they are a coarse crumble texture. Add cacao, chocolate protein, and sea salt and blend until combine. Add cherries and dates and blend until well combine, scrapping sides as needed. It should stick together when you pinch it between your fingers. If making brownie balls you can add cacao nibs or maca chocolate to the mixture and pulse, and roll into balls. If making bars or shapes line a 9×9 baking sheet with parchment paper and press mixture evenly into the pan. Rough chop dried cherries and sprinkle over brownies. Sprinkle cacao nibs or maca chocolate over the brownies and press the cherries and cacao/chocolate into the brownies. Set in the freezer or refrigerator to set, about 15 minutes, or you can leave them longer before cutting. I find it easier to cut them this way but you don’t have to. Cut into bars, I like to lift the parchment paper and brownies out of the pan and use a long blade knife to cut the bars nice and even pressing down vs. dragging the knife through. Enjoy!

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownie Heart Bites

 

 

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies
with chopped Vega Maca Chocolate Bar

 

 

Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies
Oh no another batch! Half with Maca Chocolate for me and half with Sweet Cacao Nibs for the kids!

 

 

 

 

As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.

5 Responses to Raw Chocolate Cherry (Protein) Brownies

  1. Beth says:

    Again, on the same taste wavelength! I just bought dried cherries yesterday to make the chocolate cherry granola. Now I can make these, too! Love the heart shapes!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! This is the one I was talking about when you commented on the granola to stay tuned! 😉 Thank you I made the hearts for the girls to be fun instead of rolling into balls or just having squares, they love them! I wasn’t sure I wanted to post them so close to the granola but thought people could buy the stuff to make both as they use some of the same ingredients! Keep me posted on how you like them!

  2. ERIN says:

    Do you know the calorie count? I just came across your webpage and I love all these recipes. I use Vega protein everyday. I love it!!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Sorry I don’t count calories and many of my recipes have many different variations so it would be very time consuming to add it. Happy you stumbled upon my blog and happy you like the recipes. I love Vega too, which is why I use it in many of my recipes!

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