Friday, July 8, 2011

Paleo Brownies

Here's something sweet for an occasional treat.  I know the chocolate's pushing it, but for the paleo chocoholic this dessert is heaven!  I was super-surprised by the deep, rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture.  Very impressive for a nut based brownie.  You may want to cut these and freeze the rest so you aren't tempted to gorge yourself silly (um... I wouldn't know this personally, but if you do that you will feel very sick because they're so rich :)  Enjoy your chocolaty treat!

16 oz. walnuts
1 egg
1 cup raw honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 oz. unsweet dark chocolate- chopped

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease an 8x8 pan with coconut or olive oil.  Pulse walnuts until they turn into a smooth and creamy nut butter.  Beat egg and add to nut butter along with vanilla and honey.  Stir.  Add cocoa, salt and soda.  Mix well and stir in chopped chocolate.  Bake 30-40 minutes.  It is done with a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

* It will puff up while baking and then settle when it cools. 

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