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  You know what people do when the weather gets bad? They tend to lock themselves in the house and eat food that is not so good for you.   Happens to the best of us. It is like weather comfort food. With that being said, I wanted to pass on a healthier version of brownies to you.   Note- This is NOT a health food. It is a healthier version of the brownie. Try this recipe and let me know what you think:   Double Dark Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies
Serves 12 4 cups raw pecans 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 cup 100% pure maple syrup 1/2 cup pitted, packed dates 2 tsp vanilla extract
Directions: Add pecans to food processor.  Blend until crumbly, like a pasty mixture Add remaining ingredients. Continue to mix until mixture becomes like a thick batter consistency
Taste the "batter" — if you want it sweeter, add another 1/8 cup 100% pure maple syrup
Add to 9*9 pan, press and smooth top. Chill and serve
Now, you might be thinking — FOUR CUPS of pecans, isn't that a lot of fat?  But notice what’s missing — all the junky fake ingredients you can’t pronounce, super high sugar content, and trans fat!
It’s not an everyday meal.  It’s an occasional dessert that happens to be loaded with healthy fat, antioxidants from the unsweetened chocolate, dates, and pecans, and some protein and fiber too.
Not bad for "dessert."
Nutrition Info Per Brownie (remember, it serves 12)
Calories: 233 Carbs: 17 g Protein: 3 Fat: 17 grams