Fun Chocolate Brownies

These have to be the cutest, most colourful brownies you’ll find – ideal for kids, adults, all ages! The brownie mixture is secretly healthy (sweet potatoes are in the mix, plus they are vegan friendly, gluten-free and dairy-free), and the topping adds that wonderful element of fun thanks to Doisy & Dam’s healthier ‘Smarties’ (Drops). Crunchy, vibrant and delicious, they are the perfect topping for these rich, dense brownie treats – any chocoholic’s dream! πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

For the brownies – 

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cooked and blended
  • 100g ground almonds (I used Whitworths)
  • 100g plain GF flour (I used Dove’s Farm Free From)
  • 40g cacao or cocoa powder (I used Bioglan)
  • 100g sweetener (I used Purevia)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 250ml milk of choice (I used Oatly)
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (I used The Groovy Food Company)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting – 

  • 3 tablespoons almond or cashew butter (I used Meridian Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • Doisy & Dam Drops, to decorate

Get making!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a 9x9in baking tin.
  2. Mix together the ground almonds, flour, cacao powder, sweetener and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the sweet potato puree with the milk, oil and vanilla and pour into the mixture and mix well to form a chocolate batter. Spoon this into the tin and smooth out. Bake for 20 minutes until firm then leave to cool and remove from the tin.
  4. Meanwhile make the frosting – beat together the nut butter, syrup, cacao powder and milk until quite thick and smooth. Spread this over the top to cover then cut into 9 squares. Arrange some drops on top of each – then enjoy!