Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars (Gluten-Free)
These easy and delicious Chai-Spiced Cacao Nib Brownie Bars are delightfully chocolate-y, subtly spiced, and packed with iron, fiber and potassium from the cacao nibs. Not to mention, they have an amazing texture, too. This gluten-free treat makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert as it is not over-the-top sweet (but big on flavor!).
I’m a sucker for cacao-anything, so when I recently gave Suncore Foods amazing cacao nibs a try I was over the moon about their larger size and oh so perfect texture. Top notch they are! And a great inspiration for this creation . . .
Cacao nibs are:
high in fiber
high in magnesium
high in potassium
high in antioxidants
high in iron
high in calcium
contains anandamide (the ‘bliss molecule’)
Quite amazing little superfood morsels they are, eh? Now onto those bars . . .
These decadent Gluten-Free Cacao Nib Brownie Bars flavored with chai spices remind me of brownies and cake bars wrapped into one; hence their name. They are super quick and easy to throw together whenever you are in need of a treat and have just the right amount of sweetness, in my opinion. They are both dense and fluffy at the same time (truly!) and have such a nice little bite from the cacao nibs. All in all, they make a fun little dessert that is enjoyable any time of day.
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice
- 2 tablespoons cacap (or cocoa) powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 2 cardamom pods, freshly ground (or 1/4 teaspoon)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
Fat: 29 g