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As a nutrition therapist, I’m definitely into nutrient-dense, nourishing, and healing foods. No junk food. But sometimes “healing” comes in the form of a good, old fashioned treat and “nourishing” means sweets for the spirit. That’s what these brownies are. Rich, chocolatey, and totally yummy.

what you need
brownies

1 cup sugar
1 stick (8 oz) “Earth Balance” 100% vegan butter
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 bottle (22 oz) “AH!LASKA” organic chocolate syrup*
1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon GF flour*
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
(whisk GF flour and xanthan gum together)

what you need
frosting

11/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons “Earth Balance” 100% vegan butter
6 tablespoons coconut milk*
1/2 cup “Tropical Source” GF/DF chocolate chips*

what you do
brownies

cream sugar and margarine in mixing bowl
add eggs and vanilla and blend well
add chocolate syrup and blend well
add flour/xanthan gum and mix thoroughly
pour into greased 151/2 by 101/2 x 1” pan
bake at 350 degrees for 23 to 25 minutes (until middle bounces back with light touch)
let cool and frost

what you do
frosting

melt vegan butter, sugar, and milk in saucepan over medium heat
watch and stir continually, bring to boil (medium boil, not a rolling boil) and let boil for about 45 seconds to 1 minute
stir in chocolate chips and blend well until melted
pour over cooled brownies and spread evenly
let the brownies cool for a little while and then refrigerate before cutting
store in the refrigerator or freezer (layering with wax paper helps keep them from sticking together, they’re good right out of the freezer)

*gluten-free flour mixture (makes 9 cups)
4 cups finely ground brown rice flour
2 cups finely ground white rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
2 cups potato starch flour
Store in refrigerator or freezer and use as needed.
I like Authentic Foods superfine white and brown rice flours.
http://www.authenticfoods.com/

*Organic AH!LASKA chocolate syrup is 100% dairy-free and gluten-free. I buy it at Whole Foods.

*I use either Thai Kitchen or Native Forest organic coconut milk.

*Tropical Source (by Sunspire) semi-sweet chocolate chips (rich dark chocolate) are 100% dairy-free and gluten-free

These are great brownies and no one would suspect they are gluten-free and dairy-free. Best if kept refrigerated (or frozen). They don’t last as long as gluten-containing treats, so make them and either freeze or refrigerate and eat them fairly quickly.

Enjoy! Melissa

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