Since the beans take roughly 8 hours from start to finish, I still don't know what the end result will be... and the brownies turned absolutely delicious so I'll post the brownie recipe first and decide later if the beans are worth sharing or not!
As usual, this recipe is from ohsheglows.com and the picture today is also credited from the same site. These brownies are easy. Delicious. Gluten free. Dairy free. Full of healthy omega 3s and fiber. Could you ask for anything else?
FOR THE BROWNIES:
- 1 cup raw walnut pieces
- 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
- 1.5 cups pitted Medjool dates* (depending on your processing power, you may need to soak for 30 minutes and then drain before using)
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- small pinch pink Himalayan sea salt (or fine grain sea salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- For the brownie: Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, one piece going each way to make it easy to lift out the brownies later on.
- In a food processor, process the walnuts into a fine crumb.
- Add the hemp seeds and the pitted dates and process until finely chopped and sticky.
- Add the cacao powder, vanilla, and pink salt and process until thoroughly combined.
- Stir or pulse in the nibs and chopped walnuts until just combined.
- Evenly press the mixture into prepared square pan until smooth. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- For the chocolate topping: Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a medium pot. Remove from heat and whisk in the cacao powder, syrup, salt, and vanilla until combined and smooth.
- Remove the brownies from the freezer and pour on the chocolate topping. Spread out evenly. Carefully transfer the pan to the freezer on a flat, even surface. Chill for 20 + minutes or until the topping is firm enough to slice
- Run hot water over a knife for a minute or so, wipe quickly with towel, and carefully slide the knife into the brownies to slice (warming up the knife helps it slice more evenly without much cracking).
- Store leftovers in the freezer.
Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/05/08/two-layer-raw-chocolate-brownies/#ixzz3rOUuNi9D