What You Need:
4-1/2 cups pecans 3/4 cup pitted dates, packed 3/4 cup raw cacao powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon maca powder 1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 cup dried black cherries, goji berries, golden berries, or mulberries 1/4 cup hemp seeds, reserved
What You Do:
- Grease an 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish with coconut oil. In a food processor, process pecans until slightly chunky and mealy (do not overprocess into pecan butter). Place ½ cup of the pecans in a separate bowl and set aside.
- While food processor is running, slowly add in dates, rocking base of the food processor to combine evenly.
- Add cacao, cinnamon, maca, vanilla, salt, and cayenne and process again until well combined. Fold in dried fruit, hemp seeds, and reserved pecans.
- Spread mixture into baking dish, pressing down with your palms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set, and then cut into squares. Serve with non-dairy ice cream or vegan chocolate sauce.