Soak dates for about 20 minutes. Take this time to gather your ingredients.
In a your Vitamix or food processor, blend nuts and dates until crumbly. Stop the processor and add the cacao, nectar, vanilla, coconut oil and salt for about a minute.
Spoon the mixture into a prepared pan covered with wax paper.
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. In my opinion, this mixture does not have to be blended in a blender or processor. Feel free to do so, if you’d like.
Pour the frosting over the brownies. Chill and enjoy.
photo contributed by Shona’s Kitchen