Cookie Dough Brownies (DF, GF)

I have no words for these brownies. Truly one of the best creations I’ve ever bit into. The bottom brownie layer is super fudgy, balanced out by the crispy cookie layer on top - it’s the best of both worlds, in every way! And to know they are gluten and dairy free, makes my heart swell a little more. I highly recommend making these this weekend, they’re the perfect Valentine's day treat. 

Cookie Dough Brownies, GF DF, PALEO

Brownie Layer
1 15 oz (540 ml) can of black beans, strained and rinsed
¼ cup cacao powder
¼ cup almond flour
⅓ cup almond butter
⅓ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt

Minimalist Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
⅓ cup coconut oil
⅓ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
35 g 70% dark chocolate (I like to use the mini
Lindt bars, but feel free to use dairy free chocolate)

 
  1. Make the minimalist chocolate chip cookie dough as per this recipe. Refrigerate it, while you make the brownie layer.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. For the brownie layer, add all ingredients to a food processor and process until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Line a 8x8” square baking dish with parchment paper. Add the brownie batter to the bottom of the dish and spread evenly. 
  5. Take big chunks of the minimalist cookie dough and place on top of the brownie batter; it will cover most of the batter. Lightly press the cookie dough into the brownie batter.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes - the brownies may seem like they are not done but allow enough time to properly cool and firm up. They should be a moist fudgy texture when you bite in!
Brownie Cookie Bars Recipe- paleo, gf, df