Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies Level 3

Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies

Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies

You guys. I just made the best Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies ever. Triple chocolate? Who makes that? Me. Because I need chocolate on three levels. Triple like. Seriously. I know. I’m not even kidding you’ll die. I made them before I went over to my neighbors house last night and then let them cool while I was chatting away and then I may or may not have drank an entire whole bottle of chardonnay while I was over there. Then I came home and tried the brownies (ate them drunk out of the pan with my fingers. Don’t judge!) and I died they were so good! Died! I’m writing you from the afterlife! They are freaking incredible! Seriously these might be my greatest creation yet. Can you make them and then tell me because I seriously think I’m on to something here.

Oh guess who I met yesterday? George! Not Clooney. Please. George Bryant from Civilized Caveman! Remember the Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread Truffles guest blog post I did for him? Anyway yesterday we hung out at my CrossFit box’s 2nd Anniversary Party. He was so cool you guys! He’s like this teddy bear that you just want to hug and get drunk with and then eat bacon and talk about blogs and kitchen gadgets with. I’m sure you guys visit his blog on the daily, but if you’ve been living in a cave for the past two years because you’re taking this Paleo thing super literally and you haven’t had a chance to check out his blog yet, be sure to do so. He is a vast source of Paleo knowledge and his recipes are fantastic.

So back to chocolate! I know! How could we ever leave it’s side?! This mint chocolate kick I’ve been on has been intense! I’m so excited for you guys to make these brownies because not only are they ridiculously delicious, they are stupid easy to make. So easy, a caveman could do it. Get it, caveman, cause we’re Paleo, and these are Paleo, get it? Get it? Like the Geico commercials. Get it? Read. Make. Eat.

    Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies
    *Makes 9 servings

    Ingredients:
    3 ounces mint dark chocolate bar 60% cacao or higher (I used Alter Eco)
    1/2 cup coconut oil
    1/4 cup creamy almond butter
    1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    1/4 teaspoon plus a few drops peppermint extract
    3 organic cage free eggs
    1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 cup of chocolate chips (Enjoy Life or Ghiradelli Dark 60% Cacao)

    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    2. In a medium sized bowl melt the Mint Dark Chocolate bar using the double boiler method.

    3. Once the chocolate is melted, slowly stir in the liquid coconut oil.

    4. Then stir in the almond butter, maple syrup, peppermint extract and eggs.

    5. Now whisk in the dry ingredients, the coconut palm sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder.

    6. Fold in the chocolate chips.

    7. Grease an 8×8″ square glass pan with coconut oil or butter and pour in the brownie batter.

    8. Cook for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!

    Notes:
    If you’re not a mint chocolate fan its okay, I still love you. Just replace the mint extract with vanilla and then use a regular dark chocolate bar. Also if you wanted to create espresso triple chocolate brownies, you could add coffee extract in place of the mint or vanilla and throw in a tablespoon or two of some espresso grinds (or coffee if you’re not fancy pants).

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So did you just have a Level 3 Triple Chocolate Mint Brownie assault on your taste buds?! I have to get these brownies out of my house stat! Emergency like even. Someone come get them or I will eat the entire batch. I actually have an exciting little Paleo catering gig coming up for Shea Family Chiropractic and I’m going to make these for sure. They’re just too simple and delicious not to. I would be doing a great disservice to mankind if I didn’t. I know.

So Brad has been on a business trip all week in Denver. I miss him. I tried to make him bring Juli from PaleOMG a Paleo treats care package from me to her with love because I heart her and it was a no go people. He didn’t rent a car. Who doesn’t rent a car on a business trip? Whatever. So anyway my whole point of that rant was that he’s not here to taste the brownies for you that he wouldn’t want to taste anyway because he doesn’t like sweets, especially not Paleo ones, so I can’t give you his Non-Paleo taste rating like usual. Will you be able to go on with your lives? I can’t possibly see how.

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42 responses to “Paleo Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies Level 3

  1. Made these with vanilla rather than mint and added some baking powder and screwed up with the almond butter adding 1/2 cup by mistake – still worked though and finally we have found our grain free choc brownie recipe and we have been through quite a few and they are just never chocolatey enough – you are competing with Jamie Oliver’s amazing brownie recipe and Konditor&Cook’s brownies – the best but unfortunately not even close to Paleo. My chocolate loving children will be forever grateful.

    • Sounds like you had quite the Paleo brownie making adventure! I can’t believe mine won your hearts and taste buds over the other fancy chef ones! What a great compliment! I bet it’s because they don’t understand the need for extra chocolatey brownies and how important chocolate is to life in general. I was so happy with how these came out too, it was like all the brownie forces in the universe just came together that night! Great idea using the vanilla instead of the mint for regular triple chocolate brownies, I will have to add a note to the recipe for the non mint lovers. :) Thanks for reading!

  2. Could you use Ghee instead of the butter or coconut oil? New to paleo so still learning all the tricks of cooking with new ingredients!
    Thanks :-D Can’t wait to make these!

    • Hi Allison, no worries we’re all new to Paleo at some point! I think coconut oil works best in this recipe but you could definitely use Ghee. Ghee tends to have a very rich butter flavor so try using half the recommended amount and maybe add a bit more almond butter. Let me know if it works out! You have to make these brownies though, I just made another batch yesterday and still can’t believe how good they are! :)

      • I ended up making these with the coconut oil! I had all the ingredients on hand anyway, just wanted to know how that substitution would work out.
        They were absolutely amazing! I ended up subbing in vanilla extract instead of peppermint because I was just craving a regular brownie! :-D They are awesome! I will definitely be making another batch after I try the chocolate pecan and praline cookies… ohhh boy! :-)

      • I like them best with coconut oil too! I’ve yet to make the “regular” batch but here that they’re awesome with the vanilla sub :) this was my favorite recipe until I made the chocolate pecan and pralines cookies! Probably because they taste very brownie-esque! Glad you enjoyed! :)

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  4. I am going to try and make these this week for a 2 yr. birthday this weekend. Any suggestions on a good sub for the Almond Butter? One person has a slight allergy to Almonds. I was thinking Sunbutter. What do you think?

  5. These were fantastic. I made a regular version with vanilla and replaced the coconut crystals for honey. They turned out not quite as firm as I wanted but that may be because of the extra moisture in the honey. May up the almond butter next time to compensate! Gave you a shout out on the blog page too, oh queen of paleo desserts!

    • I’m glad you liked them! They are my favorite brownies ever! I don’t make them often because I eat the entire batch and I’ve decided I like them better with coconut oil rather than butter ;) maybe try another egg too next time to soak up the extra liquid from the honey? Let me know how it goes!

  6. Just made these with flax gel to sub for eggs (egg allergic). Okay, okay, so I may have really bastardized your recipe – I’m not all that great at measuring, and I used black cocoa powder, more almond butter than was called for and cranked up the mint extract. At any rate, they smell awesome baking and when I licked the spatula, the batter tasted fantastic. Will have to report later on how they turn out.

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  8. I made these and “standard” brownies for a 4the of July BBQ and the Paleo Triple Chocolate Brownies went the fastest! You are a genius! This recipe is definitely a keeper for special events. Thank you for all that you do!

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  12. Hi! I love your blog and your recipes. I’m new to paleo, and a student (in Denmark) so I don’t have money to buy all that fancy stuff like coconut sugar or in this case crystals. Can you recommend something else so that it will keep the same texture? Fudgy brownies are the best. Thank you, you just saved my birthday party ;)

    • Hey there! Do you guys have any type of natural sweeteners over there that aren’t in liquid form? Worst case scenario use a raw sugar, it’s not Paleo but better than processed sugar and will yield the same results. Save up and buy some coconut sugar it’s the best! ;)

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  14. These were amazing!!!!!! Do you have the nutritional breakdown, caloric carb, fat and protein ratios by chance?

    • Glad you liked them! Off hand I don’t because it would vary by chocolate brands, almond butter, and such, but it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out just add it all up and divide by 9! :)

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