Healthy Chocolate Brownies

By: Katrina Butterworth
Healthy Chocolate Brownies

These little gems are to die for! Wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free. Try them just once and you will be hooked! 


  1. Combine the dates, walnuts, 6 tbsp cacao, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, water, and salt in a food processor. Blend until completely smooth, scraping down as needed. It may be a little dry but don't add any more water.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan or line with baking paper. Transfer dough to pan and press very firmly until dough is evenly distributed.
  3. To prepare the frosting, combine remaining cacao and vanilla extract with the maple syrup and oil in a mixing bowl. Stir until mixture forms a paste then spread evenly over dough in the baking pan.
  4. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours to set.
  5. Keep them away from your kids and husband!
  • TIP: You can use cocoa powder instead of cacao.
  • Leftovers can stay covered at room temperature for a day or up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • More about the Author

    Katrina Butterworth

    Photographer and foodie, equally passionate about both, Katrina combines her love for photography and food. This has allowed her to create some amazing recipes all based around the Happy Hormones eating guidelines of high antioxidant content and alkaline in nature.

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