Not that you need an excuse to eat a brownie, but this fantastic, fudgy version contains only fruits, nuts and pure cacao. Plus, start to finish, they take less than five minutes to make.
• 1 cup raw walnut pieces
• 1 cup (packed) soft Medjool dates (about 10 to 11), pits removed
• 1/2 cup pure cacao powder or cocoa powder
• Pinch sea salt
• 1 to 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)
1. Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a few seconds to form a coarse flour.
2. While machine is running, add dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumbly dough has formed. Depending on moisture in dates, you may need to add a touch of water, a teaspoon at a time, to get the crumbs to stick when pinched together.
3. Spread crumbs into an 8-by-8-inch pan, sprinkle with cacao nibs, if desired, and press firmly into a solid layer. Cut into bite-size squares and serve. Alternately, press and roll brownie dough into small balls to make brownie bites.
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Adapted with permission from Superfood Kitchen, available on the Mother Earth Living store.