I love this recipe because you can make a large batch and keep them in the freezer. That way when you are craving something sweet you have a healthier option instead of reaching for a chocolate with refined sugars that are often wrapped in plastic. Better for you and better for the earth!

Time: 20 minutes
Soak time: 10 minutes
Serves: 10

Vegan, refined sugar free, gluten free



2 cups x almond meal

3 heaped tbsp x raw cacao

1 1/2 cups x pitted dates

1 cup x desiccated coconut

1 tsp x vanilla

3 tbsp x coconut oil (slightly melted if its hard)

1 x beetroot

1 tsp x cinnamon

1/2 tsp x celtic salt

Chocolate Icing:

1/2 cup x raw cacao butter

1/2 cup x coconut oil

1/4 cup x coconut cream

1 cup x unsweetened cacao

1/4 cup x maple syrup is what I use. But you can use coconut nectar, honey, liquid stevia or agave (add more if not sweet enough)

1 tsp x vanilla powder

1 tbsp x cinnamon

pinch x salt


  1. Wash and grate the beetroot. If you are using organic leave the skin on.
  2. Place all the base ingredients into the food processor except the almond meal and half the desiccated coconut. Blend to a sticky mixture and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the almond meal and the rest of the coconut to the wet mixture. Mix in well.
  4. In a lined baking tray, press the mixture until it is flat. You can use the back of a spoon.
  5. Melt the coconut oil.
  6. Sift the cacao and cinnamon over a bowl so that there are no lumps.
  7. Add the sweetener, vanilla, salt, coconut cream and coconut oil (but make sure it has cooled otherwise it will burn the cacao).
  8. Whisk until combined. If it’s not sweet enough add more sweetener.
  9. Pour over brownie and place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
  10. Store in the freezer if not eating straight away.

About Tash

Tash Burbury can be found cooking delicious meals at Billabong Retreat or you can find her at Northern Beaches markets every other Friday.

She also offers conscious catering blessed with high vibration, local and sustainable Australian flavours. Refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free available. You can find out more about her at https//:www.burburywholefoods.com &