I like to use pure Cacao as often as I can. In my opinion once a week at the very least due to all the incredible benefits it gives to our bodies. This Paleo Brownie Pie Crust or Cookies recipe is loaded with antioxidants, good fats and packed with flavor. Does that justify it enough for you ?… 🙂
You will see options in my recipe box below stating you can make this very recipe as an optional Raw Brownie Pie Crust too. I also share how you can make baked or Raw cookies or baked or Raw pie tarts with this one recipe. It is so easy and so rewardingly delicious!
I leave the filling to your imagination as you may have your own ideas. If not, well, head over to Paleo Apple Pie which happens to be Dairy-Free and Raw, or try my Vanilla Cheezecake with Orange Berry Sauce!
You just can’t go wrong no matter how you decide to make this. I do hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Let me know!
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This versatile cacao brownie crust can be baked, or if you are on a raw diet just don’t bake the batter. Amazing flavor both ways! You can make crusts and cookies alike, raw or not. Details are in the below recipe and in the Notes.
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts
- 1 ½ cups dates, chopped
- 2/3 cup 100% cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2–4 teaspoons water
- Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
- Place almonds in food processor and grind until somewhat fine.
- Add pecans or walnuts and grind until somewhat fine.
- Add the remaining ingredients excluding water. Pulse in the food processor.
- Add water until mixture isn’t flaky, just until dough holds slightly together.
- Line a 9” spring form pan with waxed paper.
- Add dough mixture to the pan and spread over the top of the paper. If you are doing crust up the sides of the pan, you will need to line the sides of the pan as well. Press firmly.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes.
- OPTIONAL: do not bake if you are on a raw diet.
This recipe can be made into cookies, tarts or used as a pie crust. It really is a versatile recipe!
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at) Paleomazing.com.