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No-Bake Pistachio Date Brownies

02 July, 2014

No-Bake Pistachio Date Brownies

Everyone has experienced a case of an unwavering sweet tooth, and I am no exception. In fact, I usually treat myself to something sweet every day.

Choosing a treat rich in flavor and texture is key to satisfying your craving in just a few bites: the first bite to see if it’s any good, the second bite to confirm that it’s good, and the third bite to say goodbye!

It only takes a small square of a rich No-Bake Pistachio Date Brownie to curb my cravings. Sweet dates create a dense texture while pistachios and shredded coconut add a satisfying crunch. Cocoa powder is the essential ingredient for a chocolate brownie-like taste.

And the best part–they’re so easy to make!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of pistachios (or other favorite nut such as walnuts and pecans)
  • 1 cup of dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of cacao powder
  • Agave nectar or honey to sweeten
  • Protein powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pulse dry ingredients in food processor. Add wet ingredients and blend well until “dough” forms. Press into 9X11 or choice of baking pan, and put in fridge for 3-4 hours. Pistachio Date Brownies are best when eaten cold.