Quick ~n~ Dirty Walnut Brownies

A quick, healthy raw brownies that you can toss together in just a few minutes & set to chill while you’re finishing up dinner.

1 cup chopped dates

1 cup walnuts

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 to 2 tablespoons coconut (or other) oil

~ if you’re using an oil besides coconut, be aware of how the flavor of the oil will affect the brownies. For example, grapeseed oil has very little flavor, but sesame oil has a very strong flavor.

Toss dates and walnuts into the food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add cocoa & process again until brownies are a sticky mass.  At this point, you want to scoop a little out & see if it’s sticky enough to form without crumbling. If it is, you can skip the coconut oil. If it isn’t, now is the time to add in the coconut oil, nice and slowly… until your gooey, delicious mass will stick together.

Now, take a 8 x 8 baking pan & smoosh the mixture into the bottom. The size of the pan is not essential. If you use a bigger pan, the brownies will be thinner; a smaller pan will make the brownies thicker.

Refrigerate for about an hour, and then slice into brownies & enjoy!

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