Cacao Powder Brownies with Organic Cacao Powder

Cacao Powder Brownies with Organic Cacao Powder

Cacao Powder Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups loosely packed pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 6 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or raw agave)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Combine the dates, walnuts, 6 tbsp cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, water and salt in a food processor. Process until completely smooth, scraping down as needed - it may seem dry at first, but don't add any extra water. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan, or line the pan with parchment or wax paper. Transfer dough to pan and press very firmly until dough is evenly distributed in the pan. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining cocoa and vanilla extract with the maple syrup and oil. Stir until mixture forms a paste (this is the frosting). Spread evenly ove dough in the baking pan. Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours, to set. Leftovers can stay coverd at room temperature for a day, or up to 2 weeks in the fridge, or 1-2 months in the freezer.


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