Dark Cocoa Hazelnut Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips, GF

Brownies.  Dark Cocoa Brownies.  That are Nutty and Sweet and Coconutty and a smidge of Peanut Butter.  Can you think of a better brownie?  Oh and maybe they are under 100 calories a pop?  Oh yeah I did.  Actually she did originally {her website is amazing!!!}, and I made a few tiny changes.

And I might have had this for breakfast.

Ok maybe 2.

With a banana.

And just a splash of maple syrup.

Yeah that’s what I call good pre-workout food. ;)

These are so fast to prepare and the result is divine. It is not often at all I make brownies- especially since going gluten free, but these might be happening more often.  They don’t have added refine sugar, just honey and the chips.  They are perfectly fudgey and dense the way a brownie should be, with just a bit of delicacy from the hazelnut meal, but not crumbly.   And then there is those wonderful peanut butter chips that deliver you to heaven.  These are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without busting any seams ;)

Adapted from The Spunky Coconut

Ingredients:

1 cup hazlenut meal

3 tbsp coconut flour

1/8 cup cocoa powder

1/8 cup dark cocoa powder

1/4 cup honey

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp xanthum gum mixed well with 1/2 + 2 tbsp water

1/4 cup reeses peanut butter baking chips

Directions:

Mix xanthum gum and water well (I did in magic bullet)

Mix dry ingredients well-no chunks.  Add the wet.  Pour into 8×8 pan, bake 25-30 mins on 325 degrees.  Try not to eat the whole thing ;)

Nutrition Information

Oh and I have to tell you because I am so super excited, I just bought one Klean Kanteen to bring some Crazy Green Smoothies and other yummy things with my on my travels to school- these things sound amazing!!  They are not aluminium or plastic and they are BPA free!  I even found a coupon code HCHW20DWV and got 5$ off!  The reviews on this says that it really keeps things cold for 24 hours!!  I’ll let you know what I think after I do a trial run :)Product Preview

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5 thoughts on “Dark Cocoa Hazelnut Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips, GF

  1. Brandon August 8, 2012 at 11:37 am Reply

    I can already taste these! Delicious. :)

  2. Kylie August 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Oh gosh I want these. They look so fudgy and perfect! And then you go and add in the touch of peanut butter. And I’ve never baked with hazelnut meal before…sounds delicious:)

    • heatherscreativeconcoctions August 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm Reply

      oh you must try it but be warned I think these were gone in 3 days max!

      • Kylie August 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        The scary thing is that I think I could beat your 3 days. I better find someone to share these with before I make them or we could have a new Dark Cocoa Hazelnut Brownie Eating Record on our hands:)

  3. Aunt Melissa May 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm Reply

    I agree with Kylie. I bake dangerously delicious tings like brownies ONLY when there is someone to share them with. I have a large bag of hazelnuts. Guess I better find someone to share with me!

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