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Raw Peppermint Bark Brownies (Vegan, Paleo)

These no-bake chocolate mint treats are a perfect, healthy way to celebrate the holiday season (or any time of year!).
Course Dessert
Cuisine Raw
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 163kcal
Author Lauren Goslin

Ingredients

  • BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 1/2 c . pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 c . oats (or another 1/2 cup of nuts if paleo or grain-free)
  • 10 dates
  • 1/4 t . sea salt
  • 3 T . cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t . peppermint extract
  • 1 T . water
  • BARK LAYER:
  • 6 T . coconut butter
  • 4 T . coconut oil
  • 2 T . maple syrup (or 4 t. maple syrup + 6 drops liquid stevia)
  • 1 t . peppermint extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 candy cane , crushed into small pieces

Instructions

  • FOR THE BROWNIE LAYER:
  • Process the nuts into a meal.
  • Remove.
  • Add dates and process until they form a paste.
  • Add back the nut meal and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Process until well-combined.
  • Press into a small baking dish (I used a 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish).
  • Set in the fridge while you make the top layer.
  • FOR THE BARK LAYER:
  • Heat the coconut butter and oil on low just until they liquify.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients (except for the candy cane) until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour atop the brownie layer.
  • Set in the fridge for about 10 minutes until the top layer sets a bit.
  • Top with the crushed candy cane (you can top it before, but this keeps the candy cane on top and makes it look prettier).
  • Set in the fridge (or freezer if you want it faster) to set.
  • Cut and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are based on using a combination of pecans and oats and the maple syrup/stevia option. Weight Watchers points (new system): 5

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.4g | Sodium: 62mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7.1g