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
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)
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!
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).
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.