Desserts

Best Cocoa Brownies

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These brownies are for the dark chocolate lovers. They're decadently fudgey and not too sweet. The recipe is easily adaptable to any particular taste - just add or subtract sugar!

16
10 tablespoons unsalted butter (You may also use salted butter.)
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons high-quality natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (Omit if using salted butter.)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup walnut, pecan, or nut-of-choice pieces (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, making sure that there is a rack in the bottom third. Lightly grease the pan, adding parchment paper or foil to make removal easier, if you wish. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt (if using unsalted butter) in a medium heatproof bowl. In either the microwave or a double broiler, stir occasionally until the butter is completely melted, the mixture is just a little gritty and the mixture is warm, but not hot. If the mixture gets too hot, allow to cool to warm before continuing. Stir in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in each until fully incorporated. Add the flour and stir until flour is fully incorporated. Continue stirring until the batter becomes thick and smooth. At this point, the mixture should be easy to cleanly scrape from the bowl with a spatula. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread evenly in the lined pan. Bake until a toothpick or cake tester stuck into the center comes out slightly moist. All of the butter should be fully absorbed, not resting on the top, about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Watch it closely after 20 minutes because the butter is absorbed quickly! Let cool completely in the pan. Chill in refrigerator for clean cutting lines, if desired. Lift up the ends of the parchment or foil liner, if using, and remove brownies from pan to cut and serve.
Nutritions

Calories
210

Sodium
121mg
5% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
18g
6% DV

Fiber
0.5g
2% DV

Marinated Taro Root

707

A marinated snack that can be used to replace late night bad habit cravings!

8 small taro roots
water
salt
1 cup yogurt, mixed with enough water to submerge roots (add salt)
3
  1. Wash the taro roots well.
  2. Slightly cut a slit into each root, but not big enough to split the root into two pieces. This will allow the water and marinade to go into the taro root

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Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
946mg
39% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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