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Grasshopper Brownies

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Chocolate and mint make a delicious combination. This recipe is tasty and uses only healthy, whole ingredients, including peppermint essential oil.

Grasshopper Brownies

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 10 Tbsp. (145 g) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup  (80 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large cold eggs
  • 1/4 rounded tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240 ml) organic agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup (65 g) whole wheat pastry flour

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in a medium-sized glass bowl.
  2. Stir cocoa powder into the melted butter.
  3. Beat in the eggs, and add salt and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the agave and then the flour. Stir until large lumps are gone and the mixture is glossy.
  5. Pour into a greased 8-inch (20 cm) baking pan, and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes.
  6. Cool completely before frosting (with our Peppermint Butter Frosting below) and eating.

Peppermint Butter Frosting

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups (320 ml) agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) milk
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops green food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Beat ingredients together on medium speed for a few minutes, until smooth.

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