2 cups whole nuts of your choice (walnuts or pecans work well).
2 cups soft pitted dates
1 cup raw cacao powder
Quarter tsp. sea salt
and VERSION 1... 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
or VERSION 2... 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
Place the nuts in food processor and blend on high until they are finely ground. Add the cacao and salt and pulse. Next, with the processor running, add the dates one at a time. You should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs but, when pressed, will easily stick together. If not, add more dates.
Next, for a nuttier version either combine the nut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds then press into a lined cake pan OR stir in the honey OR try both! Pop in the fridge until ready to serve. The brownies are easier to cut when they are very cold. Enjoy!