Growing up, I was one of those kids who would quickly lick the brownie batter in the bowl while my mom’s back was turned. I loved brownies, and I still do. So when I come across healthy recipes like these triple chocolate brownies and these minty brownies, I (literally and figuratively) gobble them up.
Now, I’m adding these raw fudge brownies to my arsenal for Saturday nights at home with the husband and You’ve Got Mail. Made with delicious toasted nuts, coconut sugar, coconut butter, cocoa powder, and sea salt, not only will they satisfy your sweet tooth, but will help foster your health as well. Now that’s something to write home about.
“When I first started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I remember looking through the various food restrictions associated with the diet and thinking that I could find a work-around for pretty much all of them. (Luckily, that turned out to be true).
But then I noticed that chocolate isn’t allowed in the early stages of the diet, and I immediately felt a pang of despair: What? I have to forgo my very favorite food—the food I love more than any other? The food I have, in the past, eaten for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner (sometimes all in one day)? The food that whispers, “comfort” and “love” and “serotonin” to so many of us, far too often?
There went my resolve. I wasn’t sure I could handle that restriction (Luckily, it turned out that I could. So I did, and I got better).
Even though I discovered other delicious replacements for my beloved confection, my love of chocolate never waned, and as soon as I was able, I brought it back into my diet. These days, of course, it’s homemade, stevia-sweetened chocolate for the most part, but I’ve come to love the current bittersweet treat just as much as the processed sweets I used to consume.
And I’m delighted to be sharing a great chocolate-centric recipe with you today!
If you follow a sugar-free (and often grain-free) diet like I do, you know it can be difficult to find delicious, easy-to-make, low glycemic chocolate treats. These decadent-tasting raw brownie bites are one of my favorite indulgences. I can whip up a batch of these little grain-free gems in almost no time, and then completely enjoy a decadent treat without worrying about blowing my anti-candida lifestyle.
These confections are rich-tasting and dense, cloaked with an irresistible fudgy “frosting.” Cut them as small as you like for a perfect little snack in the afternoon . . . . or any time you just need that extra boost of chocolate in your life.”