Fudge Brownie with Chocolate Glaze

You’ll never find a brownie more ooey-gooey than this one! It is flour-less yet packed with nutrition. And, my favorite, easy to make!

The bulk of this brownie (really it is more like fudge) is made of dates.

The power of dates is pretty awesome. They are full of fiber which has far-reaching and health-promoting effects on the body. The obvious benefit of fiber is aiding in healthy digestion. Fiber will make it’s way through the digestive tract and grab hold of everything that needs to be sent out as waste. But fiber is also great for heart health by lowering cholesterol, reducing your risk of stroke and diabetes, lowering your blood pressure, and encouraging a healthy weight (so that ticker doesn’t have to work so hard!). Dates are rich in magnesium, too. Magnesium is a wonderful anti-inflammatory which can reduce your risk for diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease.

All that just for enjoying  a sinfully delicious treat?! Sign me up!

I added walnuts to these as well. You could add (or omit) any kind of nut you like. I like adding walnuts because of their healthy fat content as well as having vitamins and minerals that promote a healthy heart and circulatory system. Walnuts are a powerful anti-inflammatory, and what is really awesome is they have nutrients to boost brain power and improve memory!

2 1/2 cups dates, pitted

 11/2 cups walnuts

6 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup water

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Press into an 8×8 pan.
  2. Pour on the chocolate glaze and spread with the back of a spatula.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (Keep these refrigerated)

Chocolate Glaze for the top:

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

 

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