Confession…I eat dessert. Because I like it–wait, no–I LOVE IT. And I’m not one of those people who’s OK with a bowl of fruit, either. There are days when I just have a physical need for something creamy, fatty, sweet, chocolatey…you name it. I just do.
Say what you want. Brownies and donuts aren’t a daily thing for me–hell, they’re not even a weekly thing for the most part–but I’m sure a better person just wouldn’t partake. Or would be OK with fruit for dessert. Ew.
Sugar is the devil, I don’t think that’s up for debate. I know that, you know that. Let’s move on. I will never give up my indulgences. I won’t even call them “cheats” because they’re a pretty permanent part of my life. I fuel my body with the best quality foods I can and I keep the best habits I can to stay healthy–and part of that is staying sane. My desserts are Paleo and made of the best possible ingredients–raw honey, pastured eggs, soy/wheat/dairy-free chocolate, etc–but yes, they are still desserts. You got me.
Maybe Grok didn’t eat brownies while catching up on four hours of Fashion Police at 8am on a Sunday morning, but I do. Get over it.
Aaaaaaaaand to follow my little rant, I have what may very well be the most decadent and delicious dessert that has come out of my kitchen to date. Really wishing I could have preceded this with a nicer rant about sunshine and rainbows and unicorn turds…you’re welcome.
As my gift to you, too–the cookie dough can totally be made by itself–by the bowlful–for shameless (and solo) consumption in front of Glee reruns on a Friday night. I mean, I would think that would be a good idea. For someone else. Yeah…
1 c Coconut Butter
1/2 c Full Fat Coconut Milk
2 Pastured Eggs
1/2 c Raw Honey
1/4 c Cocoa Powder
1 T Arrowroot Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1 T Vanilla
4 oz 100% Cacao Baking Chocolate, melted with 1 T Coconut Oil
**Cookie Dough Layer…**
2 c Almond Meal Flour
1/3 c Honey
1/2 t Sea Salt
1 t Vanilla
3 T Coconut Butter
3 T Coconut Oil
1 c Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
For the brownies…
Cream the coconut butter and honey together with an electric mixer. Add the coconut milk, vanilla, melted chocolate, and eggs and mix until blended. Add the cocoa, baking soda, and arrowroot powder and blend well.
Pour brownie batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before coating in the cookie dough layer.
For the cookie dough layer…
Combine all ingredients until well blended. Smother the brownies with cookie dough. Consume any and all leftovers as quickly as possible.