Mocha Brownie Bars
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Mocha brownie bars are insanely delicious, no-bake, vegan and gluten-free. Full of robust fudgy chocolate flavor, you'd never guess they're healthy.

Adapted fromĀ Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1½ cups pitted Medjool dates (or regular dates, soaked - see notes)
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (plus 1 tablespoon to dust)
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee beans
  • 2 tablespoons strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Put walnuts and almonds in a food processor and process until ground to a sand-like texture.
  2. With the food processor running, add pitted dates one at a time until well processed.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to process until mixture holds together when squeezed in your hand.
  4. Line a pan with parchment paper and press mixture into an even layer, about ½ inch think.
  5. Dust with a bit of cocoa powder.
  6. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  7. Slice into bars of any size and keep refrigerated.
*If using regular dates (instead of Medjool), soak overnight (or at least 4 hours) in brewed coffee, discarding the coffee before using.
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