4 cups pecans (Be sure to soak, rinse, and dehydrate all your nuts. Your digestive system will thank you!)
16 large Medjool dates (I get mine from oasisdategardens.com)
1/2 cup to 1 cup raw cacao powder (I use Navitas Naturals brand from Amazon.com or iherb.com)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I know this is not technically a raw product, but I personally like the results better than vanilla bean or powder. I use Simply Organic from frontiercoop.com)
Dash of salt
1. Pulse the nuts in food processor until just crumbly.
2. Add cacao and salt and pulse in until just mixed.
3. Add dates and process until will chopped.
4. Add vanilla and process until mixture holds together. None of these steps takes very long. Be careful not to over process so the oils remain mostly in the nuts.
5. Line a plate with waxed paper and turn mixture onto paper. Press mixture into a cake shape.
6. Then turn over onto serving plate.
7. Ice cake or top with fruit sauce or fresh fruit (optional).
8. Chill for an hour to set up texture. Enjoy!
I've made several variations of this for birthdays and special occasions.
This is so satisfying if you're in the mood for a delicious brownie or a dense chocolate cake for a special occasion!
It's wonderful with or without icing, as a fruit sauce, or on fresh fruit.
These are approximate amounts of ingredients to give a starting place, but really, I always go by taste when making anything, because fresh raw ingredients vary so much!
Give it a try!
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