Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I wish I could apologize for now posting within days of each other two rich chocolate desserts involving practically the same ingredients…But I just can’t.

Truth is we’ve had visitors come and go in and out of our house for the past 3 weeks, and we are about to have more this coming week. I would say that the visitors love when my house is full of vegetables, healthy snacks, and water…But 1 day into my grandmother visiting and she went straight to Costco and loaded up on muffins and a large chocolate cake.

So I got the hint grandma. Way to be subtle.

 

I decided I probably should make some sweet treats to avoid my 3 year old asking for Costco Cake each meal of the day, and watching her great grandmother happily and secretly slice her one.

That made for a fun few days following great-grandma’s visit…

Similar to the Chocolate Banana Bread these brownies are incredibly rich and dense. Nothing light and fluffy here.

To me, they are the perfect dessert to show off to guest. Or to give to your toddler as a ‘prize’ becuase she has done so well in not asking for cake for each meal.

Wait? Pretty sure I screwed up that parenting opportunity.

Printable Version:Chocolate Fudge Brownies

(Adapted from the amazing HowSweetItIs Avocado Brownies)

At least this one can’t tell the difference between Costco Cake and healthier brownies…Yet.

 

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  1. Jaclyn says:

    MMM yummy :) can I sub regular sugar and oil? we don’t have any coconut oil or coconut sugar in our house, but i do have ripe bananas!!

  2. Kristin says:

    This looks SO yummy!!!! I love that you used coconut sugar. Is it healthier than other sugars? I’ve always been curious!

    • Arielle says:

      Thank you Kristin! I’ve always felt that coconut sugar is better because it’s not a processed or artificial sweetener, and it’s completely natural. :)

  3. Aww, grandma sounds so sweet! These look incredible so I hope she was satisfied :)

  4. Helene says:

    These look amazing! I am always looking for healthy recipes for me and my family. You’r kids are so cute, adorable! Love from Norway :)

  5. I think offering dessert as a way to stave off dessert requests is a perfectly normal thing. I mean, using dessert for anything is how it should be done. At least in my (slightly messed up) world! :)

  6. I need to try these!! I have been trying to make a healthy version of brownies and so far I keep failing! This looks so great. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Mmmm, looks so good! I’m starting to crave some chocolate!
    And omg, Sweet Pea’s eyes are beautiful! :D

  8. Caitlin says:

    I just made these last night! So good. I had them warm last night and then cold out of the fridge today and I think I like them cold better! I don’t remember which % of chocolate I used (not 100, but maybe 80?), used a little handful of milk chocolate chips (as I didn’t have any extra dark), and then I didn’t add the sugar and they turned out great! Maybe next time I’ll omit the milk chocolate chips and then it will be an even better excuse to have these as a “breakfast brownie!” ;) Thank you for posting!

    • Arielle says:

      That’s so funny that you like them cold, because I’ve been eating mine straight out of the freezer! And I’ve definitely had some for breakfast :)! THanks for sharing with me Caitlin!

  9. Marissa says:

    I just wanted to leave a comment because I just found your blog and I am completely in love with it! I love to find someone who is interested in the same things and especially when I can find recipes that work for us. Sounds like are husbands are EXACTLY the same when it comes to being healthy from the few posts I have looked at so far. I am definitely going to be a follow and thank you for putting the time into this. I was also wondering where you shop for all your food? Have you found a place that has good prices on healthy foods? I can never find 90% cocoa either. Thank so much again!

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