Chocolate

Chocolate and avocado brownies recipe

32 brownie mini-bites

These rich, chocolate avocado brownie bites from Liz’s book, The Good Gut Guide, will tantalise your tastebuds. The mixture is naturally high in sugar due to the dried fruits as well as the chocolate, so enjoy this treat sparingly!

Also, the addition of avocado and Greek yoghurt boosts the fat content, which will slightly lessen the effects of the sugars. Liz loves to make a slab on a Sunday, then cut it up into small portions to last the family the whole week.

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Ingredients

  • 200g plain chocolate (85% cocoa), broken into pieces
  • 300g pecan nuts, soaked overnight
  • 150g pitted dates, soaked
  • 150g pitted prunes

For the topping:

  • 100g plain chocolate (85% cocoa)
  • 1 avocado, halved and stoned
  • 1 tbsp plain live Greek yoghurt
  • 1–2 tsp raw honey (optional)

Method

  1. Put the chocolate pieces into a heatproof bowl, sit it over a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally until melted. Remove and put to one side (keep the bowl and the pan for when you make the topping).
  2. While the chocolate is melting put the nuts into a food processor and blitz until chopped small, then add the dates and prunes and whizz again. Now add the melted chocolate and mix until really well combined. Spoon into a shallow 30 × 18cm rectangular tin, lined with greaseproof paper overlapping the tin, and atten until it’s even. Put in the fridge to chill while you prepare the topping.
  3. To make the topping, put the chocolate into the same bowl and sit it over the pan, the water simmering, and heat until melted. Put to one side.
  4. Put the avocado, yoghurt and honey (if using) into the food processor, then add the melted chocolate and whizz until combined. Spread the mixture over the chocolate and nut slab and put back in the fridge to chill for a few hours or overnight. Lift the slab from the tin using the greaseproof paper and slice into 32 small squares. They will keep in a sealed tin or other container for up to a week.

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The Good Gut Guide by Liz Earle - Liz Earle Wellbeing This recipe comes from Liz’s book, The Good Gut Guide. To get started with Liz’s ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut, order your copy of The Good Gut Guide today!