Fudgy Chocolate Strawberry Paleo Brownies GF, DF

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These fudgy paleo brownies are layered with easy homemade strawberry preserves and drizzled with more dark chocolate for the ultimate decadent (but healthy!) dessert.  They’re grain free, dairy free, gluten free with a refined sugar free option.

Fudgy chocolate brownies with chunks of dark chocolate and a sweet homemade strawberry filling?!  Yes, yes, and oh yes.

Plus a generous drizzle of melty dark chocolate on top of that?  Even more yes.  I won’t even start to mention ice cream (my favorite coconut vanilla) at this point – although if you want to I’ll definitely listen!

I’ll start with the strawberry filling – since that’s what you’ll make first.  It’s a spin-off of the filling for my almond butter & jelly cookie bars, and it’s the simplest way to make a gooey fruit filling that yes – the kids will find acceptable.

All you need are strawberries and maple syrup.  Fresh or frozen – it doesn’t matter!  You simply boil the ingredients together and allow the sauce to reduce to a consistency similar to strawberry preserves.  It bakes well and tastes incredible with all the fudgy dark chocolate flavor in the brownie batter!

The brownie batter itself is super easy to mix together – just make sure all your ingredients are at room temp before mixing, since that will keep the coconut oil from starting to solidify.

Since I almost NEVER remember to take my eggs out early, I just allow them to sit in hot water for a minute or so to quickly warm them up – works perfectly every time!

For the dark chocolate in the brownie recipe, I actually made my own with the same recipe I used for the chocolate shell in my truffles.  I usually allow it to chill in a parchment paper lined loaf pan, then chop as needed!  You can also just use your favorite paleo (or any) dark chocolate you wish!

These brownies (and most paleo brownies in my opinion) are even more deliciously fudgy after chilling – but yes – I know it’s tough to wait for brownies to cool completely before digging in.

Trust me though – you’ll have a MUCH easier time cutting these (and the texture will be perfect) if you allow the brownies to cool, and then chill in the fridge for about an hour.

I like to store these covered in the refrigerator for about a week, and they can also be frozen and they thaw really well in the fridge overnight.

I can’t wait for you all to try these brownies – you’re in for a major treat!

Whether you’re making them for a special occasion (like Valentine’s Day – which is 3 days from now!) or “just because” it’s time for chocolate – I know you’ll enjoy this healthier version of decadent, fudgy brownies.  Get your apron on (because chocolate will kill your outfit) and let’s bake!!

Fudgy Chocolate Strawberry Paleo Brownies GF, DF

Fudgy Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Brownies GF, DF

These fudgy paleo brownies are layered with easy homemade strawberry preserves and drizzled with more dark chocolate for the ultimate decadent (but healthy!) dessert.  They’re grain free, dairy free, gluten free with a refined sugar free option.

Ingredients

Chocolate Drizzle (Optional*)

Instructions

Strawberry Filling

  1. Bring strawberries and maple to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to prevent burning.  Continue to simmer on med-low 20-30 minutes until thickened and reduced, stir occasionally and scrape sides of saucepan to prevent burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, then chill until ready to use.

Brownies:

  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, maple, coconut oil and vanilla until very smooth

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

  4. Carefully stir the dry mixture into the wet until fully combined, then stir in the chopped dark chocolate

  5. Carefully pour about 3/4 of the brownie batter into the lined baking dish, then pour all the strawberry filling (it should be about 2/3 cup) over the batter. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the top scraping the bowl with a spatula. Then use the spatula to gently swirl the brownie batter with the strawberry.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the center is just set. Check after 20 mins to prevent overbaking!

  7. Remove from oven and allow to sit and cool on a wire rack for at least an hour, preferably 2, before cutting and serving. These can be stored covered in the refrigerator or at room temperature, depending your preference. 

  8. For chocolate drizzle, whisk all ingredients together well until a smooth mixture forms (consistency of melted chocolate). Drizzle over the top after brownies cool, before serving.   

Recipe Notes

*You can also drizzle a melted dark chocolate of your preference over the top for the same effect.

**You can make your own dark chocolate with this recipe (just chill the chocolate after mixing)

Nutrition Facts

Fudgy Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Brownies GF, DF

Amount Per Serving

Calories 158
Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g
15%

Saturated Fat 6g
30%

Cholesterol 20mg
7%

Sodium 95mg
4%

Potassium 116mg
3%

Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%

Dietary Fiber 2g
8%

Sugars 11g

Protein 2g
4%

Vitamin A
0.6%

Vitamin C
12.8%

Calcium
3.4%

Iron
4.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used to Make My Fudgy Chocolate Strawberry Brownies:

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