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Coco-nutty Brownie Crunch

This is one delicious super-food treat. Soft, chocolatey and crunchy, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Oh, did I mention it’s made with only healthy ingredients? Uh-huh.



SERVES: 12 brownies


For the brownie

  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • ¼ cup prunes, dates or raisins
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coconut paste/butter
  • ¼ cup coconut water (as needed)
For the crunch

  • 1 tablespoon rinsed quinoa
  • ½ tablespoon goji berries
  • ½ tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • ½ tablespoon cacao nibs
  • ½ tablespoon pistachios, chopped
For the coconut drizzle

  • 1 tablespoon coconut paste / butter, warmed
For the chocolate drizzle

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted


  1. In a food processor, blitz the almonds until finely chopped.
  2. Add remaining brownie ingredients, adding the coconut water at the end – just add as much as required to form a dough.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, press dough into a small brownie pan until 1cm thick.
  4. Top with ‘crunch’ ingredients and press down firmly.
  5. Make raw chocolate by stirring together chocolate drizzle ingredients until smooth, then pour slowly over the crunch layer.
  6. Repeat with coconut drizzle, then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Slice and serve.

You can use any nuts or seeds for the crunch layer – use whatever you have available!
If you can’t find coconut paste, coconut butter will work just as well.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).


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