Toni Bark likes Ziyad pitted baking dates, available at

Makes 16 brownies


  • 2 cups walnuts or pecans
  • 13 ounces pitted baking dates
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp. orange zest
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ½ cup raw cocoa powder
  • 3 avocados, pitted and peeled
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup raw cocoa powder
  • ½ cup raw agave nectar, plus more to taste


Active time: 40 minutes
Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes

In a food processor, mix all base ingredients, then pat down in an 8-inch square baking pan. Puree all frosting ingredients in a food processor and spread on base. Cover and freeze at least 3 hours. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve cold.


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