You guys, I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this with you. CANNOT. I love chocolate (duh) and I love peppermint.
chocolate + peppermint = explosion of happiness
I originally saw this recipe from Oatmeal With A Fork and I thought it was a fabulous idea. I loved the brownie base and the peppermint top and it seemed like a classic dessert that everyone could love. I brought the idea home with me and adjusted it to make it simpler and it’s a winner.
I’ve been digging the 801010 thing lately and so my desserts have been pretty low in fat and as a result pretty low in guilt and high in energy. These guys, however, are absolutely not 801010 but they are absolutely amazing. To save myself from the guilt, I cut them into fairly small sizes .. now I just need to make sure I eat them one at a time, not in concession 🙂
These little bundles of joy are high in fat, but beauty fats, as I like to call them. I’m not a fan of high oil content outside of good quality coconut oil and olive oil, and I typically don’t like eating lots of nuts at a time .. unless they are high in Omega 3s. See this breakdown for more details on fat content.So these are a sort of extra treat because I’m making something I wouldn’t normally eat AND they are packed with all the good stuff. YES!