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GF Rich Fudge Brownie Drops

June 4, 2010

These dense chewy brownies are made without a trace of gluten owe their rich, fudgy texture to the dried fruit base.

The entire recipe comes together in a food processor in a matter of seconds and they taste wonderful fresh from the oven or cooled. Or, try our favorite way: frozen and slightly thawed.

Without any added sugar or oils, you can certainly feel good about serving these to kids for dessert without having them bounce off the walls.

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Not to mention they pack all of the… benefits… of prunes.

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But most importantly they’re filling and satisfying. Perfect for feeding your chocolate craving without getting hungry again 20 minutes later.

  

GF Rich Fudge Brownie Drops

  • 8 pitted prunes
  • 6 pitted dates
  • Water, to soak
  • 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour blend
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup NuNaturals baking stevia***
  • 1 egg**
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp espresso ground decaf coffee*
  • pinch of salt

 

Soak the prunes and dates for at least two hours in room temperature water or 15 minutes in hot water.

Preheat oven to 350* F.

Drain the dried fruit, reserving the liquid. Puree the fruit, 1/4 cup of soaking water, flour, cocoa, stevia, egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and coffee.

Grease a cupcake tin and divide into six equal portions. Bake for 14-15 minutes.

[Alternatively, scoop batter into a mini muffin tin, about 1 tbsp for each and bake for 8-10 minutes]

Enjoy alone, with soft banana ice cream, peanut butter, or chocolate chips.

*If you don’t have this, replace with 1 tsp instant coffee or espresso OR soak the dried fruit in coffee.

**For a vegan version, use 1/8 tsp xanthen gum and 1 tbsp of finely milled flax seed with 3 tbsp water.

***You may substitute with a natural sugar (suncant and date sugar work well!)

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Who can pass that up?

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image I have a new favorite YouTube video:

She is adorable! “I can do anything good!” This little girl reminds me of Shirley Temple, especially in “Heidi”. This video featuring the same Jessica is also adorable!

image Annnnd a review:

Dear LaraBar Co.,

You guys are wonderful.

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I received samples of the 4 newest flavors (I believe premiering soon?!) I sampled the peanut butter chocolate chip for a snack today and it was delicious, just like a cookie!

If there were any cons, I would say it’s a little too sweet. Otherwise an amazing bar with protein+fiber and simple ingredients.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Little Bookworm permalink
    June 4, 2010 5:25 am

    Those brownies sound amazing – great recipe! 🙂

  2. June 4, 2010 7:47 am

    Ooooh… can’t wait to try the vegan version. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. June 4, 2010 7:08 pm

    The brownies look yummy. The recipe seems simple, I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Heather permalink
    June 5, 2010 3:42 am

    What were the other 3 new Larabar flavours?!

  5. June 5, 2010 6:24 am

    Wow those brownies look really good. And such an easy recipe!

    I wonder if the new larabars are in stores yet? I must find them.

  6. June 8, 2010 1:36 am

    the brownies sound fantastic! I will have to try them. The pb & chocolate does too but I’m sure you could make your own lara bars:)

  7. June 9, 2010 1:40 am

    oh my goodness these brownies looks so good!

  8. June 9, 2010 9:23 am

    I made these today in a mini donut pan – yum!

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