The ripe avocado on my counter was just begging to become part of a luscious cocoa frosting, topping these wonderful raw brownies. I decided to try adding figs since I had some I needed to use. I love the little crunchy seeds, but if you prefer, you can substitute dates for a smoother flavor. These taste truly decadent, but there’s nothing decadent to ruin your diet! Plus, with only 8 simple ingredients, they didn’t take long to prepare. They’ll stay fresh for at least a week in the fridge. (If you can make them last that long.) Enjoy these guilt free goodies!
1 cup walnuts
1 cup cocoa
8-10 pitted medjool dates
4-5 dried figs
1 Tbs. vanilla
Blend all brownie ingredients in food processor with low s-shaped blade. I started with 4 figs and 8 dates and added another fig and a couple more dates. You may try the lesser amount and if brownies are too dry, add a few more dates and/or figs for consistency. Press and shape batter evenly in 9”x 9” pan. Set aside for frosting.
1 ripe avocado
½ cup agave nectar
½ cup cocoa powder
In food processor with s-shaped blade, blend all frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread on top of brownies. I cut into 1″ squares since they taste quite rich.
Eat right away, or refrigerate to eat later. Makes one 9” x 9” pan.