Make Something Monday: Raw Brownies w/ Avocado Icing

Happy Memorial Day! Or, happy last half hour of Memorial Day here in Chicago.

My holiday plans included a BBQ with my burlesque crew for which I made these delicious babies:

To say these raw brownies were a hit would be an understatement.
They were over half gone just moments after they hit the buffet table.

Ingredients [adapted slightly from Food Loves Writing]

for brownie layer
1 1/2 c walnuts, pre-soaked 6-8 hours [soaking is optional, but best]
1 1/2 c medjool dates, pitted
1/2 c cocoa powder

for frosting
1 avocado
1/4 c cashews
6-8 tbsp agave [*edited from the original raw honey to make vegan]
1/2 c cocoa powder
3 tbsp vanilla extract
a hefty dash of cinnamon
a tiny pinch of salt

Place all brownie ingredients into food processor & blend until consistency is even or only slightly crumbly.
In a square brownie pan [a smaller pan for thicker brownies], press brownie mixture into  bottom evenly.
Place all frosting ingredients into food processor or blender & process until smooth.
Spread frosting evenly over brownie layer & place pan in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove, cut into pieces, & enjoy.

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