No Bake Fudge Brownies
Guilt free pleasure
Somewhere between a brownie, a fudgy square, and an 'oh my God' exclamation, lies this fantastic dessert. Yet made with just fruits, nuts, and pure cacao, this treat is nutritionally on par with a natural energy bar or trail mix -- what a deal! Not that you actually needed an excuse to eat a brownie.
*Optional: Use Sweet Cacao Nibs quantity to taste.
Mix: Place walnuts in a food processor and grind for a couple seconds to form a coarse flour. While machine is running, add pitted dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumb-like dough has formed.
Form: Spread into an 8×8 inch pan, sprinkle with cacao nibs, and press firmly into a solid brownie layer. Cut into bite-size squares and serve. Alternately, press and roll brownie dough into small balls to make brownie bites.
Makes about 2 dozen small squares.