• Katherine Arthurs

Flour-less Fudge Brownies with Pretzels

I don't think there is a better way to fight this crazy sick season. Our house has been hit hard and I'm turning to chocolate.

BROWNIES...that taste like fudge, but aren't + a pretzel crunch. Ok, I'm all about them! Flour-less - wins in my opinion every time.

When I hear flour-less, I always order it or want to make it. There is just something about leaving all that flour OUT!

Holy fudge, rich chocolate goodness + a crunchy salty pretzel.

My husband said "you have to have ice cream with these or a huge glass of milk - so rich...but I just ate 4 of them SO they are good!"

Let's make them!

Flour-less Fudge Brownies with Pretzels

*Inspired from Joy Food Sunshine

I made these with coconut sugar + gluten free pretzels. Skip the pretzels to keep them paleo.

6 tablespoons salted grass fed butter

3/4 + 1 tablespoon cup semi- sweet chocolate chips (I like Lily's - no added sugar)

2 large eggs, room temperature

2/3 cup coconut sugar

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup cacao powder

3 tablespoon tapioca flour (I use Bob Red Mills)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

9 gluten free pretzels (We love Glutino's)

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 8x8 pan with parchment paper + spray with coconut oil.

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter + chocolate chip (leaving 1 tablespoon of the chips aside) over low heat. Make sure to stir with a spatula, to prevent burning. Turn heat off right after it is melted.

In a stand mixing bowl, beat the eggs on medium/high for 1 minute. Add coconut sugar and beat for another 1 minute. Add the melt butter + chocolate mixture along with the salt + vanilla extract, until just combine. Turn the mixer to low + add the cacao powder, tapioca flour, baking powder + salt. Turn mixer off when everything is incorporated.

Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips on the top. Add the pretzels to the top in a line.

Bake for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Let cool completely before serving. Best to serve with ice cream, whipped cream or a large glass of wine...I mean milk!