Don’t know if Aztecs would have eaten a spicy Paleo brownie, but these are definitely Mayan!! HAHA!!
I know, I’m hilarious. Thankfully no one could hear me talking last weekend because they were eating my brownies. I mean, Holy Crap…SO GOOD.
I was in Boulder this past weekend visiting my sister and staying at my cousin’s house…and the biggest mistake anyone can make is giving me free reign of their kitchen. Especially a NICE kitchen. Among other things (Bacon Pie, anyone??), these little nuggets of glory were born. And quickly consumed. Ah, such is the circle of life.
1 c Palm Shortening (or Coconut Butter)
4 oz Baking Chocolate, melted in 1 T Coconut Oil
1/2 c Raw Honey
1/2 c Full Fat Coconut Milk
2 t Vanilla
3 Eggs, beaten
1/4 c Cocoa Powder
1 T Arrowroot Powder
1 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/8 t Nutmeg
1/4 t Cayenne Pepper (add an extra 1/4 t for a real kick!)
1 c Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Cream together the palm shortening, melted chocolate, eggs, honey, vanilla, and coconut milk.
Combine all of the dry ingredients and the seasonings. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine well.
Pour into a greased 9×9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Remove from the oven and, while the brownies are still hot, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and allow to melt slightly.