1 cup pitted Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for 30 min
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 cup roasted almond butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
First, you'll want to make sure your dates are pitted and soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes, so they are easier to process. You'll need to melt the coconut oil as well.
Next, grease a brownie pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper.
Combine everything in a food processor. Start with the dates and melted coconut oil, pulsing for about 10 seconds until you have a smooth base to work with, and then add in the other ingredients. Go ahead and taste it! You may want more cocoa powder. To make the fudge even sweeter, add a little honey or maple syrup to taste.
Carefully press the mixture in the pan and top with whatever nuts, seeds, sprinkles or chocolate chips you desire.
Place in freezer for 1 hour or until firm.
Cut and serve! Make the squares as big or small as you like. I prefer smaller, two-bite squares.