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Almost Paleo Chocolate Truffle Brownies



I messed with a recipe called Paleo brownies. I found it on Elana’s Pantry which is a nice site with informative pieces on lifestyle and recipes for folks who embrace restricted diets which isn’t me.  But I like the recipes and so I mess with them to make them what I want and I encourage you to do the same. 🙂 I think this version is excellent but I’m giving you a link to her site for the original.


Preheat oven to 350

1 cup almond flour (I think any nut flour is just fine)

¼ t. sea salt

¼ t. baking soda

5 oz. Trader Joes 72% Belgium Chocolate chopped finely

8 Medjool dates soaked in hot water (just enough to plump dates or you will have pudding which is delicious too!)

3 large eggs

¼ cup sweet Irish butter

¼ cup organic unrefined coconut oil

½ t. vanilla

½ t. chipotle powder (optional but I like a little heat)

Toasted pecan pieces


I use a Vitamix

Put dry ingredients in blender and spin

Add chocolate and spin till it’s like sand

Add everything else and puree till smooth

Put in an 8 inch buttered glass pan

Sprinkle nuts on top

Bake in for 20 to 25 minutes


Chill for an hour in fridge or freezer after it cools naturally and then keep refrigerated