Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Yield
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 brownie)
Photo: Jamie Vespa

How to Make It

Step 1

Line an 8x8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2

Place walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts in food processor. Process until finely ground. Add dates; process until almost paste-like. Add cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of the peanut butter, and salt. Process until well combined.

Step 3

Turn mixture out into prepared baking pan. Use your fingers or the back of a measuring cup to firmly press into pan, working into all edges until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 4

Place remaining peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds, until softened. Spread peanut butter evenly over brownies and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Refrigerate again for 10 minutes. Slice brownies into 12 squares.