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Guilt-Free Brownies!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThese brownies were super easy to make and absolutely delicious, plus they’re pretty much guilt free as there is no added sugar and they’re very high in fiber.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups (about 200g) dates, pitted
  • 1¼ cup walnuts, ground finely
  • 1 cup almonds, ground finely
  • ¼ cup pistachios, shelled and ground finely
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoons Coffee Grinded
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon
   Instructions
  1. In a food processor, ground the walnuts, almonds, and pistachios until fine.
  2. Next add in the pitted dates, a few at a time helps, repeat pulsing and blending until the mixture has come together. Add in cocoa powder. Pulse to combine again.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, pour this mixture, add in melted coconut oil, cacao nibs, and remaining ingredients.
  4. Using a spatula or your hands, stir.
  5. In a lined (with parchment paper) 8×8 square pan, spread the brownie mixture in and start to evenly press down until you form a brownie layer.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Cut into squares.
  8. Store in the freezer for a later snack or serve immediately!Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset
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Nikki is the owner/director of Seasons Family Centre. She completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program.

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