Because it was a cold day outside I decided to try this recipe for No-Bake Brownies I discovered on Pinterest from Chocolate Covered Katie. They are the perfect snowy, day treat.
2 ½CupsPitted Dates
1 ½TesapoonsVanilla Extract
1.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.
2.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.
3.In a medium 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 over dough in the baking pan.
Refrigerate brownies for at least 2 hours, to set.
Note: Leftovers can stay covered at room temperature for a day, or up to 2 weeks in the fridge, or 1-2 months in the freezer.