Turtle Brownies

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Turtle Brownies1

Turtle Brownies

Recipes   Sweets     Gluten Free    

Ingredients

Brownies
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • ¾ cup Swerve, Granular
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3oz Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans
Caramel Sauce
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter, soft
  • 6 tablespoons Swerve, Granular
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Swerve 
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream 
  • ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.  Grease an 8x8“ baking pan and line with parchment paper one way, leaving a few inches of overhang (this makes it easier to get the brownies out of the pan after baking).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, Swerve, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, add the butter and unsweetened chocolate.  Stir until completely melted, then remove from the heat.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs.  While whisking, pour the eggs into the melted butter and chocolate mixture.  Then whisk in the vanilla extract.  Pour this over the almond flour mixture and whisk until fully combined. Fold in the chopped pecans.  Scrape the batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 28 minutes, or until the center is just barely set. You can bake for a couple minutes longer if you don’t like super fudgy brownies.  Let cool while you make the caramel sauce.
Caramel Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the butter and Swerve until it looks like sugar scrub.  Let it come to a boil.  Let it bubble for 2-2½ minutes (be careful not to burn it!).
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour in the heavy cream (it will bubble vigorously).  Give it a whisk, then vigorously whisk in the xanthan gum.
  3. Return the pan to medium heat and let it boil for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and salt.  Let cool for 30 minutes. Using a chopstick, poke holes all over the brownie’s surface.  Pour the caramel sauce over the brownies.  Let cool completely before slicing.

Makes 16 servings. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie

Servings 16

Calories 200
Total Fat 19g
Total Saturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbs 20g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Added Sugar 0g
Swerve 16g
Protein 4g
Net Carbs: 1g

Comments:

  • Amanda

    The directions for the carmel sauce include coconut sugar but I do not see that in the ingredients list.

    • Swerve

      Hi Amanda! Sorry about that - it should be Brown Swerve - not coconut sugar. Thanks for notifying us of this issue!

  • Beverly Grimmett

    Are there 20 carbs in one brownie??

    • Swerve

      Hi Beverly, there are 20g total carbs, but only 1g net carb per brownie. Hope this helps!

  • Patricia A Cusumano

    When you use this will say in brownies will it work in my instant pot.

    • Swerve

      Hi Patricia. We've never tested this recipe in an instant pot. We recommend using the directions in the recipe.

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