Hold up right there. Im calling ALL VALENTINES DAY PROCRASTINATORS.. Ohh all of you? Perfect me too.
Lets get to the facts. These are so insanely good. I almost (definitely did) screamed when I took my first bite. Something about the chocolatey chewy brownie combined with Simple Mills creamy vanilla frosting just hits the spot.
And dont get me started on the pink icing. I was pretty proud of myself for using a touch of beets to make It PERFECTLY PINK ( name that movie) And yay for no yucky food coloring and processed junk.
Second fact: They truly take 10-15 minutes to make start to finish-- and thats pretty hard to beat.
My only warning is make two batches bc they go so fast. Its impossible to only eat one. or two. ok three.
I n g r e d I e n t s :
1/2 cup pecans 1/2 walnuts 5 tbsp cacao powder 14 large Medjool dates (if not sticky, soak in hot water for 10 minutes and then drain them. if you soak, no need for the water below! ) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp hot water ( to help blend) 1/4 tsp sea salt Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting Optional for PINK ICING: I juiced 1/4 Red Beet and added a few drops to the icing to help turn It bright pink!
D i r e c t i o n s:
Line a traditional loaf pan in parchment paper.
In a large food processor add your pecans and walnuts. Pulse a few times so that they resemble large crumbles. Add your dates, vanilla, hot water (only use if you did NOT have to soak your dates) , and sea salt. Begin to process, scraping down the sides as needed. This usually takes a minute or two until everything is well combined. You want the batter sticky but not "wet."
Press batter into the bottom of the loaf pan, making sure the layer is even. My brownies were about 1.5" thick.
Place brownies in freezer while you prepare the icing.
I used my juicer to juice 1/4 of a beet, save liquid. Remove desired amount of icing from the Simple Mills container and add in a few drops of the beet juice to start. Stir and continue to add until satisfied!
I recommend icing the brownies right before serving! However you can store the brownies with icing in either fridge or freezer in a sealed tight container.