Raw brownie with raw fudge icing

No-bake brownie with fudge icing on a blue speckled pottery plate
Last night we were watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix (love that show, even with the football) and looking for an amazing treat to indulge with. Because this is me, it had to seem and taste 'bad for me' but really be healthy and good.

I've made brownies using walnuts and dates, but this icing takes these to a new level of yum. I don't know why I never included icing before! If you make these, your happiness level is likely to improve. Immediately. It's rich, fudgey and guaranteed to satisfy even a man brownie lover (that would be Craig, can't speak for others).  

Yield: 16 squares

Ingredients

Raw Brownie Base:
  • 10 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • a pinch of pink or sea salt
Raw Fudge icing

  • 10 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 3 Tbsp + 1tsp cocoa powder
  • 7 Tbsp coconut milk or any other milk you prefer

Instructions
  1. In a food processor, mix 10 dates with 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, walnuts and salt. 
  2. Blend until it looks crumbly. Press into a 8" square pan. 
  3. Using the food processor again, mix 10 dates with 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp cocoa powder and milk. Blend until smooth and thick like icing. 
  4. Spread on first layer. Voila! 
2 pics. First is raw ingredients in a food processor. Second is ingredients pressed into a baking pan.

2 pics. First is icing being made in a food processor. Second is icing spread on pressed ingredients in baking pan.
No need to chill or wait, etc.. I dusted a square with a little cinnamon and dove in. If you have any doubt left, think of it as a delicious way to get more walnuts in your diet! *Honestly, walnuts have the most antioxidants of all the nut & protects your brain from aging. Other benefits including a special one for men only.
a small piece of no-bake brownie with fudge icing close up on a fork


Note: These DO have quite a bit of natural sugar...dates are natures candy after all. If you are watching your sugar, you might not want to eat a whole bunch of them.

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