Brownies with dulce de leche, pecans and dark chocolate
Can you believe that these babies are all healthy?! They totally are.. well you know for your soul at least, for your body probably not so much ;) Haha sorry, bad humor aside these brownies are the traditional kind that are full of sugar, butter and flour and they are SO incredibly good!! You know I absolutely love my healthified treats, but every once in a while I like to go all in and make some super indulgent desserts and these brownies are one of my absolute favorites! I have not yet served them to anyone who didn’t absolutely love them and asked for the recipe, so they could make them again themselves, yep they’re that good! ;)
If you prefer healthified desserts, then you can find the recipe for my healthified no-bake brownies right here!
Ingredients – 9 slices:
100 grams butter
1 deciliter sugar (about 0.4 cup)
2 1/2 deciliter coconut sugar (about 1 cup)
1 + 1/2 deciliter flour (about 0.6 cup)
4 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
A large pinch of sea salt
50 grams (about 1.75 ounce) dark chocolate, chopped (I used 70% cacao)
Toppings: about 4-5 tablespoons dulce de leche, a handfuld pecans, 30 grams (about 1 ounce) chopped dark chocolate (I used one with 70% cacao).
- Start by preheating your oven to 175 c // 350 f.
- Melt the butter and set it aside to cool a little. Add the flour, cacao, vanilla, salt and sugar to a bowl and mix everything well together. Add the eggs and butter to the bowl and mix well until you have a smooth and cohesive brownie batter. Gently fold in the chopped dark chocolate. I know you’re supposed to divide the wet and dry ingredients, but I’m lazy and hate having an extra bowl to clean, so I never do that and they always turn out amazing anyways ;)
- Grease your brownie pan (mine is 20 x 20 cm.) with a little coconut oil and add the brownie batter.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes on 175 c // 350 f, but make sure to keep an eye on it. It is done when the sides are beginning to brown lightly (but not the top!) and when you can stick in a toothpick and it comes out almost clean, but with a little moist crumbs/batter on it – if it comes out clean then it has already had too much.
- Set it aside to cool before you cut it. I cut it into 9 squares and I often cut off the “crust”/sides as well as they can be a bit dry and I only want that delicious fudgy texture. You can either add the toppings before or after you cut it, simply add the dulce de leche, chopped pecans and chopped dark chocolate and the brownies are ready to be served, so yum!!