A variation on normal Paleo chocolate Brownies, just to add interest. They are very gooey, not too sweet, very chocolatey and moreish. No honey or syrup, just a tiny bit of Stevia and some dates/prunes for sweetness. The sour cherries and walnuts add lovely texture.
You will need:-
- 1 cup ground almonds
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon bicarb of soda
- 4 ounces baking chocolate (as close to 100% cacao as you can get/like)
- 1/2 cup soft dates, pits removed
- 1/4 cup soft prunes
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ teaspoon stevia (optional)
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- a handful of dried sour cherries
Combine the almonds, salt and bicarb in your mixer. Blitz in the dates and prunes until they are like coarse sand. Add the 3 eggs and the stevia.
In the meantime, melt your chocolate over a bain-marie, and when almost melted add the coconut oil to melt too.
When finger-cool, pour the chocolate in to the almond mixture and whisk to combine.
Finally, add the walnuts and pulse briefly to chop a little. Stir in the cherries.
Pour the whole mixture (which is quite thick) into a 8×8 inch baking dish, and bake for around 20 minutes. I actually went 21 minutes in a non-fan oven. They were beautifully just-undercooked so that the centres are soft and gooey.
Leave to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool properly. Cut into squares (about 16) and enjoy!