You need these in your life.
For real. These brownies are soooo good and when you eat them, you will swear that there is no way they are sugar-free/grain-free. And yet they are!
I found a recipe for these Magic Brownie Bars on the PaleoOMG site. They looked delicious and since I've been craving dessert, I had to try them. Still wanting to be basically sugar-free with my eating, and not having any coconut flour on hand, I had to change up the recipe a bit but it didn't matter. I've never had the original so I can't compare my version but I do think they are great and they don't miss the extra honey called for in the original recipe.
So . . . here's the recipe:
15 dried medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup coconut manna (liquified)
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
2 tbs almond flour
3 eggs, whisked
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
4 tbs coconut manna (liquified)
1 tbs honey
2 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees (yup, that's 365).
Put dates in a food processor and process until they form a clump. Add coconut manna and cocoa and process until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients and process until combined and smooth.
Spread into an 8 x 8 pan lined with greased aluminum foil.
For the coconut layer, mix first 3 ingredients together in a bowl. Add well-whisked egg whites and stir to combine.
Pour topping over the brownie layer and spread to cover the whole surface.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars and enjoy!
And, OK, OK. They aren't 100% sugar free. But, look, there's only one measly tablespoon of honey in the whole batch. And when you think of that one tablespoon of honey spread across the entire pan of brownies . . . well, that means there's hardly any honey in any given bar. So, really, basically sugar free!
Yes, I am justifying the use of honey!
Try them out for yourself. And let me know what you think!
Have a great day, everyone!