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I think it’s about time I come clean… I’m a chocoholic. I mean, really. Not just like, “why, yes, I do enjoy a cookie from time to time” more like frantically shouting, “babe, you need to hide all of our child’s Halloween candy somewhere or it will be gone by tomorrow and I’ll be miserable!” I have to keep treats out of the house or I’ll go chocoholic crazy and eat them all without even blinking, but sometimes you just need a chocolate fix.
So what do you do when those chocolate cravings just won’t quit? Binge on less than satisfactory, high sugar candy bars that you stole out of your child’s Halloween bucket? (that’s not just me, right?) No! You whip up a quick batch of Dark Chocolate Paleo Brownies! Gluten free and sweetened with coconut sugar, these cake-like brownies are every chocolate lover’s dream! 100% cacao powder leads to a rich chocolate flavor, made even chocolatey-er (yeah, it’s a word…) by the dark chocolate chips studded throughout. Follow a fresh brownie with a glass of cold almond milk, and you have a delicious treat that satisfies the chocolate craving…without all the guilt!
Dark Chocolate Paleo Brownies
Makes one 8×8 pan.
- One cup of gluten free flour (this 3 lb bag is 20% off until 11/16!)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Grease 8×8 pan
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour through salt)
- Add wet ingredients (eggs through vanilla), stir until well combined
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Spread batter into prepared pan
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Let cool 10-15 minutes before slicing
- Store covered at room temperature for 5 days
If you like healthier baked goods, you may like my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars, Wholesome Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and breads: Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping and Banana Bread with Granola Crumble; these wholesome treats are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth! If no-bake is more your style, I also have Chocolate Banana “Nice” Cream and No Bake Chocolate Date Cake; both are deliciously simple and sweet! No matter if you bake or blend up a batch of nice cream, I hope your sweet tooth is satisfied and your chocolate cravings silenced in a healthier way. Happy dessert-eating…and enjoy your pinch of crazy!