3 cups pecans
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 cup agave
1/4 cup cacao powder
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups cashews
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or 1/2 vanilla bean)
1/4 cup agave
1/2 cup water
1. Let’s start with the frosting as it needs a few minutes in the fridge to set. Dump your cashews into the food processor/blender and process into a fine flour.
2. Add in the vanilla, agave, and half of the water into your processor/blender.
3. Because this frosting is going to be thick, it can be hard to get it all mixed up by the blades. Add in more and more water (no more than 1/2 cup) to thin it out and pause every few seconds to mix things up by hand. Be careful of the temperature of the frosting, it will heat up fast.
4. Once you have the frosting mixed up, fill up your pastry bag, cone, press, etc. and set it in the fridge to firm up.
5. Dump the pecans into the food processor and process them down to a fine flour until it stops moving--some of the pecans will break down and release their oil and they will start to clump and turn into pecan butter (yum!).
6. Give it a good stir by hand and then toss in the rest of the ingredients. Continue to process until the mixture forms a solid ball.
7. Transfer to a bowl and give the dough a good stir by hand to make sure it is mixed well.
8. Grab a small amount of the dough and roll into a ball with your hands. Press the ball down with your thumb to flatten it out and make an impression in the middle. Place the flattened brownie bite onto a plate.
9. Prepare the rest of the dough in this fashion.
10. Take your frosting out of the fridge and fill up the indentation of each brownie bite with a 'healthy amount’ of the frosting.
Sometimes, you just want some comfort food. This weekend was one of those times.
I woke up on Saturday morning, wondering what I was going to bring to the raw pot-luck that day. My mind was filled with thoughts of easy to make, savory stand-by’s, but nothing jumped out at me. As I looked at what I had in my cabinets, it dawned on me that it might just be a comfort food kinda day.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how these turned out. Folks at the pot-luck gave them a big thumbs up and, of course, the plate was empty when the pot-luck was over.
Soft, sweet, chocolaty, just like how a brownie should be, but with the frosting on top. These will take you right into comfort food bliss!
These can be eaten right away, though the brownie dough is soft at room temperature. Put into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up, or if you will not be serving them right away.
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