Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free
2 cups of chopped dates*
1 cup walnuts
1 cup cacao powder
Pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
1/2 cup peanut butter
*If your dates are pretty dry, soak them for 30 minutes, then drain
Add the dates and walnuts to a food processor and process until a dough like consistency. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor – process until fully combined – a few minutes.
Press the mixture into a baking dish, and put in the refrigerator to set for 30-60 minutes. Then cut to whatever size you like, or make little brownie balls. Done!
You can customize this recipe however you like – omitting the peanut butter, adding different spices (cinnamon, cayenne pepper, etc) and/or top with chocolate chips, cacao nibs, coconut, hemp seeds, etc.