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Date Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan + GF)

Date Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan + GF)

This post is sponsored by Alter Eco Chocolate. Find more on www.alterecofoods.com.

A fudgy brownie recipe that is delicious and healthy? Sign. me. up.

I've always been a huge fan of brownies - they’re crispy on the edges, fudgy in the middle, and full of rich chocolate. You can mix in anything you like - chopped nuts, chocolate chips, marshmallows - the possibilities are endless. But what I had found is that finding a healthy brownie recipe is like searching for a needle in a haystack: nearly impossible.

And yet, here we are friends.

Made with a few simple ingredients like dates and oats, and filled with rich peanut butter and chopped Alter Eco salted chocolate, these brownies are the. best. thing. ever. Not only that, but on top is a simple peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off.

So let’s get cracking’ y’all.

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Date Sweetened Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

BROWNIE INGREDIENTS:

1 cup medjool dates

1 1/3 cup water

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1/3 cup cacao powder

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup oat flour

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup medjool dates

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1/3 cup plant milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 350F. In a blender, blend together the dates, water, peanut butter, and salt. Add in the remaining brownie ingredients and blend until fully combined. Pour the batter into a parchment lined or greased 8x8 baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. While the brownies are baking, make your frosting. In a food processor, blend together the dates, peanut butter, and plant milk until fully blended. If you feel the frosting is too thick, add some extra plant milk.Once the brownies have cooled, layer with your frosting!

Blend together the brownie ingredients in the blender - make sure it’s smooth!

Blend together the brownie ingredients in the blender - make sure it’s smooth!

Filled with Alter Eco salted dark chocolate - these brownies are the best. Beautifully crackled!

Filled with Alter Eco salted dark chocolate - these brownies are the best. Beautifully crackled!

Once your brownies have cooled, top it with your peanut butter frosting!

Once your brownies have cooled, top it with your peanut butter frosting!

Look. at. those. swirls.

Look. at. those. swirls.

Sweet and salty - what else can be better?

Sweet and salty - what else can be better?

Fluffy, fudge, and gooey. Go get baking!

Fluffy, fudge, and gooey. Go get baking!

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