Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies

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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48 Comments on Triple Chocolate Mint Brownies

  1. This Sydney Life
    May 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Ummm – what Geico commercials?

    When LM is away, I just cook more…

    Reply
    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      May 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

      I should cook more but then I end up going out with friends and drinking more! Geico and the caveman, I take it they don’t have that down under?!

      Reply
      • This Sydney Life
        May 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

        Ahhhh – I googled it and watched some clips. Geico is not a brand we know in Syders!

      • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
        cleaneatingwithadirtymind
        May 6, 2013 at 8:36 am (3 years ago)

        Apparently people liked the Caveman and that ad campaign so much that they were going to make a tv show staring the Caveman! Never happened though. 🙂

  2. Dancingtigga
    May 7, 2013 at 7:44 am (3 years ago)

    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.

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    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      May 7, 2013 at 9:20 am (3 years ago)

      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!

      Reply
  3. Jenny
    May 11, 2013 at 11:22 am (3 years ago)

    Can I replace the coconut crystals with raw sugar??

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    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      May 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm (3 years ago)

      If you aren’t concerned about glycemic levels or anything like that then it would definitely work in place as it has the same sweetness and consistency.

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  4. Allison
    May 12, 2013 at 10:05 am (3 years ago)

    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 😀 Can’t wait to make these!

    Reply
    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      May 12, 2013 at 11:29 am (3 years ago)

      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! 🙂

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      • Allison
        May 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

        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! 😀 They are awesome! I will definitely be making another batch after I try the chocolate pecan and praline cookies… ohhh boy! 🙂

      • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
        cleaneatingwithadirtymind
        May 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

        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! 🙂

  5. Ryan
    May 20, 2013 at 5:23 am (3 years ago)

    Are they more of a cake-like consistency or the compact fudgy type?

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    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      May 20, 2013 at 7:35 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Ryan, they are definitely compact fudgy type and very rich. They might be the best brownies I’ve ever tasted! I have a friend who is on his third batch! 🙂

      Reply
  6. lionesspat
    May 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Just made this and boy it’s to die for! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  7. almostalwayspaleo
    June 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm (3 years ago)

    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?

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  8. Rehaam
    June 9, 2013 at 2:18 am (3 years ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      June 9, 2013 at 10:04 am (3 years ago)

      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!

      Reply
  9. Caia
    June 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    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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  10. PopularPaleo
    June 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Uhhh… these looks amazing. You are the friggin’ QUEEN at this stuff! Seriously, the best! Can’t wait to try this!

    Reply
    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      June 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

      You HAVE to try them! They are so easy! They actually taste amazing the next day too after sitting out overnight. I don’t know about longer because they never make it past day two. 🙂

      Reply
  11. almostalwayspaleo
    July 6, 2013 at 7:49 am (3 years ago)

    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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    • cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      cleaneatingwithadirtymind
      July 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm (3 years ago)

      The Paleo Triple Chocolate brownies are a goldmine! Or chocolate mine? Either way they are my favorite brownies too, Paleo or not! Glad they were such a hit, thanks for sharing! 🙂

      Reply
  12. Ine
    October 6, 2013 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    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 😉

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    • Vanessa Barajas
      Vanessa Barajas
      October 6, 2013 at 9:49 am (3 years ago)

      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! 😉

      Reply
  13. toughcookieca
    December 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm (2 years ago)

    These are PHENOMENAL. Absolutely the best Paleo baking recipe I’ve ever made. So rich and fudgy! Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!

    Reply
    • Vanessa Barajas
      Vanessa Barajas
      December 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay! I’m so happy you love them as much as I do! I seriously prefer these over regular brownies! They are even better the next day. If they last that long. 😉

      Reply
  14. Dana
    February 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

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

    Reply
    • Vanessa Barajas
      Vanessa Barajas
      February 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

      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! 🙂

      Reply
  15. kristen
    May 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    can you use egg whites instead of whole eggs?

    Reply
    • Vanessa Barajas
      Vanessa Barajas
      May 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Hmmm I’m not sure, I’ve never made it with just egg whites before. I suppose you could try it? Do you have an egg sensitivity? I know there are egg substitutes out there that you could try. Let me know and I will try and help you find one!

      Reply
  16. Romain
    July 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi
    I tried the recipe and at the 30 minute marker (oven at 350) the mix in the pan was still boiling and when I took it out, it was lumpy and not like the beautiful picture of what you made. I followed the exact ingredient list but it seems I must be the worst cook as everyone else seemed to have succeeded. What do you think could be my rookie mistake

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Vanessa Barajas
      Vanessa Barajas
      July 11, 2014 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

      Oh no! I have no idea! Are you in a high altitude or anything that would affect baking times? Did you forget to add eggs? What type of almond butter did you use? Also how much chocolate did you use? My first thought would be the eggs or that too much liquid was added not allowing everything to solidify. I’ve made these 100 times so I’m not sure what could have gone wrong if you added all the correct ingredients? Did you use butter or coconut oil? Hmm so strange…

      Reply

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