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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.


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!)


Who can pass that up?


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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