Chilly No-Bake Brownies
1 1/2 cups of oats, ground to a flour
1 cup toasted slivered almonds, ground to a flour
1 cup coconut, toasted
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups baking dates
maple syrup (to taste)
1. Put dates in a ceramic or glass bowl. Boil water in a kettle, pour over dates. Let sit 1/2 an hour.
2. In a bowl, place 1/2 cup coconut, cocoa, ground oats, and almond flour (can be done in a food processor). Grind the other 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut into flour and add that to the bowl and stir well.
3. Drain dates and puree, add to the dry and mix well. This should be a texture slightly thicker than normal brownie batter. If too dry, add some maple syrup to consistency.
4. Pour in an 8x8 pan and chill until firm. Cut and enjoy :)