Thursday, September 13, 2012

Insanely Dark Chocolate Treats Tonight

It was a long day in the recipe development world; editing, running nutrtion facts, estimating moisture loss, and a lovely lunch in a warm sunny area.

I could not, however, get ahold of any rattlesnake for my cassoulet project! Out of season????!!! "OK, I see, tell that to the copywritter!"

I also went blank for about an hour...Venison chops?? I just could not figure out what in the world to do with them. Blank I tell you! But finally after deep intense brainstorming, multiple trips to the peanut butter filled pretzel stash and several huge gulps of my apple cider vinegar mocktail, I finally brought it to life....Pepita Crusted Venison Chops with Apricot Mole sauce...perfect!

And now, the end of the day calls for chocolate, the kind that actually has some health benefits; dark chocolate!!!There is plenty of evidence that the antioxidant flavonoids in dark chocolate are beneficial to cardiovascular health, so enjoy every so often!


Insanely Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

Inspired by Clean Eating Magazine October Issue

1 oz. 90% dark chocolate (about 4 disks)
3 oz. 70% dark bittersweet chocolate
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 eggs, at room temp
1/3 cup maple sugar or organic evaporated cane juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour or other whole grain flour
3 Tbsp. peanut butter, room temp

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl; microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring until melted.

Whisk in eggs, sugar, vanilla and flour. Spread in an 8X8 inch foil lined pan (sprayed).

Drop small mounds of peanut butter in batter. Swirl using a knife or fork. Bake for 18-20 mimutes until set in the center.
And finally, a "little" snack to end the evening, and welcome the hubby home!

1 comment:

  1. Looks wonderrrrrful!!!! Insanely dark is how I like my chocolate :)