Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies with Sea Salt

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Almond Butter Brownies
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Almond Butter Brownies2Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies with Sea Salt

  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter (preferably unsalted/unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I used 85%)
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 13x9-inch baking dish with foil; coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together almond butter, confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and sea salt.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk and cook for 2-3 minutes, until butter starts to foam and turn golden brown.  Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate until well combined.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter-chocolate mixture, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and water until well combined - about 5 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.

Spread half of the brownie batter into the bottom of pan; spoon almond butter evenly on top. Spread remaining brownie batter on top and swirl with a knife.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until set.  Cool on a wire rack.  Chill for easier slicing.

Makes 12 large brownies

14 comments on "Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Brownies with Sea Salt"
  1. These look so chewy!!! Love this recipe - the almond butter in there is calling to me!

  2. Those look delicious. Don't tempt me.

    1. I bet you could make them gluten free with almond flour! I need to try that.

  3. Anything with sea salt is so delicious, salted caramel is well up there with my favs at the moment.

  4. i can't believe i've never used chocolate-covered nuts in a brownie recipe. brilliant and beautiful!

  5. So making those brownies was the result of you being lazy? :)

    They really do look amazing. I'm definitely going to make some.

    1. Yes, sir! Now those chocolate covered almond butter cups will never get made!

  6. I definitely prefer my brownies homemade...and I love that you stuffed them with so much deliciousness!

  7. oh my goshhhh-totally loving everything you did with these brownies! They're so dense and chocolatey and almond butter, browned butter, and sea salt make me a very happy Kayle!