If you’ve ever had a slice of a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, you know that it’s all about the chewy brownie layer. And if you haven’t ever had a slice, you haven’t really lived. It’s been a long, long time since we’ve had one of those cakes around here, but the appreciation for that heaven-sent brownie layer still lingers. That texture is what inspired this dessert. We wanted to create a crust that mimics the brownie layer and then top it with other amazing stuff.
Not really sure what Dairy Queen puts into that layer, and not really sure we want to know. What’s in the past is in the past. What matters is that we’ve created a pretty comparable equivalent and wait for it -- it’s easy to make and healthy.
INGREDIENTS [makes 1 - 3" tart]
1 ½ c. raw walnuts
2 ½ Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 ½ Tbsp. raw agave or honey
½ tsp. sea salt
INGREDIENTS [for chocolate layers]
1 ½ ripe avocados
5 Tbsp. cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
6 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1 vanilla bean
pinch of sea salt
INGREDIENTS [for peanut butter layer]
½ c. smooth raw peanut butter
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. coconut palm sugar
Add walnuts, cocoa, and salt to the food processor. Pulse until well combined.
Add the honey and continue food processing until a dough forms. Lightly grease the form with coconut oil. Spoon a portion of the dough into the bottom of the form and use your hands to press it into a flat layer about ⅓" thick. Place in the freezer while you make the fillings.
Add chocolate filling ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside
In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter and coconut oil.
Remove the crust from the freezer, pour a layer of chocolate over the brownie layer, and use the back of a spoon to smooth it out. Then add a layer of peanut butter and gently smooth it out, being careful not to mix the layers. Finally, add another layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter and smooth it out.
Place the dessert into the freezer and allow it to freeze for 2 hours. Remove, serve, and sinfully enjoy. This dessert is decadence on decadence on gooey, brownie-like decadence.Print