These raw brownie bars remind me more of a candy bar than a true brownie. They are delicious no matter what you call them none the less. I love that they are naturally dairy and gluten free! They are great in the summer because they require absolutely no baking to heat up the kitchen! I adapted this recipe from Ginger Lemon Girl's Chocolate Brownie Bites recipe based on what I had available.
Raw Brownie Bars
1 cup raw pecans
12 pitted dates
4 tbs dark cocoa powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla
In the food processor first process the pecans until they are finely chopped.
Add in the pitted dates and continue to process until the mixture begins to form a paste.
Add in the cocoa powder, salt, honey, and vanilla.
Continue to process until the mixture begins trying to form a ball or looks like wet sand.
Press into a shallow glass bread pan about 8"x4".
Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.
Cut into 8 bars.
If desired may be frozen after cut into bars.