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Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bars | Gluten-free Mattie

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This Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bar recipe makes perfect vegan energy bars for sporting events, a nutritious snack for people on the go or simply just dessert. These gluten-free bars feature cacao nib powder that gives it a great chocolate flavor, almond butter for a creamy smoothness and a vanilla bean to tie the flavors together. Pecans and Walnuts add crunch factor and further increase the flavor complexity.

Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bars Recipe

1 ½ cups cacao nib powder
1 ½ cups almond butter
½ cup agave syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 vanilla bean
½ teaspoon salt

1) Grind the cacao nibs

To make cacao nib powder, place cacao nibs in a blender or spice grinder and grind into a fine powder. The powder may form into little balls which will have to be whisked or processed to break up into a powder again. 

2) Scrape the paste out of your vanilla bean

For the vanilla, split a vanilla bean down lengthwise with a sharp knife until it's cut in two. Then scrape out the paste from the center of both pieces. 

3) Mix together your flavor building ingredients

Hand mix the almond butter, cacao nib powder, agave syrup, vanilla bean paste and salt in a large bowl for 1 minute with a spoon. Add the walnuts and pecans and mix well. 

4) Spread the raw vegan brownie mixture in your baking dish

Spread mixture on a lightly oiled 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place wax paper over the mixture and cover with an identical or similar sized baking dish. Press down to form bars into the baking dish. Place in refrigerator to cool then cut into bars. Store Vegan Raw Pecan Walnut Brownie Bars  in a covered container at room temperature for about 1 week or in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. This recipe makes one 9 x 13 inch tray of Raw Vegan Pecan Walnut Brownie Bars.


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just made the switch from veg to mainly raw vegan and have been craving something sweet. these bars are absolutely unbelievable. i made a few minor changes as we had raw cacao powder which made the bars a little too chocolatey. evened it out by adding a bit more salt, agave syrup and vanilla. extremely good and extremely easy.
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Reviewed by Carly June 29, 2010

FREAKIN WICKED!!!

just made the switch from veg to mainly raw vegan and have been craving something sweet. these bars are absolutely unbelievable. i made a few minor changes as we had raw cacao powder which made the bars a little too chocolatey. evened it out by adding a bit more salt, agave syrup and vanilla. extremely good and extremely easy.

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