brownie - Raw “Brownies” or The Best Healthy Snack Bar
- 2 cups whole walnuts
- 1 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao if you can find it)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 1/2 cups pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds (optional)
Adapted from smartcookiebakes.com
Process walnuts in a food processor until they are finely ground. Add cocoa and salt and pulse to combine. Add dates one at a time through the processor feed tube while it is running. At the end, the mixture should look like moist crumbs that will stick together when pressed with your fingers. If they don’t stick together, add more dates.
Give the almonds a rough chop and mix them into the date mixture. (I had the almonds in, but next time I’ll either chop them finer or not put them in at all. I found they broke up the texture too much and made everything fall apart a little too much.)
Press the moist crumbs firmly into an 8 inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate to make them easier to cut.