Primal Crack Brownies

Cavemen certainly had food addictions that they simply couldn’t get enough of. For me in my modern life, I can’t count the number of friends who’ve talked about the “crack brownies” they made for girl’s night get togethers – these treats have almost become something of a myth or urban legend.

And of course, I can’t partake in their feeding frenzy.

Not wanting to be left out, I found the closest thing to primal crack that was out there, and made it even more paleolithic!

If you’ve tried the original, you’ll have to let me know if these turned out as addictive!

No-Bake Primal Crack Brownies

Brownie Base:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 15 Large Medjool Dates, Pits Removed
  • 1 Small Ripe Banana (about 1/3 Cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. Powdered Stevia
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Nut Butter Topping:

  • 1 Cup Almond Butter/Sunflower Seed Butter Mixture (I did half and half)
  • 1/2 Cup (8 Tbsp) Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Honey Granules (Bread Beckers is my fav)
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

For Brownies, combine Banana, Dates, and Cocoa Powder in a food processor, mixing in Vanilla and Stevia until well-combined. Fold in Chocolate Chips with a spatula. Press this mixture into a parchment lined 8×8 baking dish. Place in the freezer to firm while preparing the topping.

In a saucepan, combine Nut Butters and Butter until melted. Add Powdered Honey Granules (make sure they are “powdered” or the consistency will change. I just used a food processor).  Next add Almond Flour, Shredded Coconut, Coconut Flakes, and Salt.

Pour Nut Butter Mixture on top of Brownie batter. Smooth the surface with a spatula and sprinkle with Chocolate Chips. Place in the Fridge or Freezer to Firm. Enjoy and know you can have your crack and eat it, too!

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17 thoughts on “Primal Crack Brownies

  1. Hi Amanda,

    This recipe was the top reader favorite last week on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. However in order for us to feature your post and recipe you must add a link back to our blog hop somewhere in your post. You can choose any one of the seven hostesses. Simple visit last week’s blog hop and copy that URL linked to the title: Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

    Thank you,
    –Amber from The Tasty Alternative
    thetastyalternative.com

    1. Hey Amber! Can I use pregnancy brain fog as an excuse? 🙂
      The link is on there now! And how exciting that it was the top reader favorite – I guess it makes sense since they’re so addictive!

      1. No worries. Thanks for participating. So glad we will be able to feature you recipe.

        Be Well,
        –Amber

        And yes, that baby brain is real. 🙂

  2. Hi Amanda…these DO look yummy, congrats on being a reader fav! A heads up, Brittany (Real Sustenance) is super picky about how her recipes are used (she has done whole blog post vents on this topic), so you may want to check out her policy in case she stumbles upon this and adjust accordingly! That besides, I am pinning this!

    1. Thanks for the head’s up! I used her recipe as inspiration, but created my own dessert from it. The brownie layer isn’t hers at all, and the top is different as well.

  3. I had never heard of honey granules until I saw it here. Can regular honey be substituted for it or something else?

    Thanks,

    Kirk

    1. I’m sure you could sub out regular honey, but the liquid will change the consistency and something else would probably have to compensate for that. Palm sugar would probably be your best bet for an easy substitution!

  4. Sorry about that! I referenced you in the photo credit at the bottom of the recipe. I assumed this would suffice. Your picture was very pretty, and my photography skills certainly couldn’t compete!

    1. Thank you! I appeciate it.
      It’s technically illegal to use photos from others websites unless you gain permission. I made this mistake when I first started blogging and found myself in hot water. I spent the time learning to take photographs and worked on my skills ( a process I’m still working on :). It’s taken a lot of work to get to the point that all of my work is to the quality that I wish I could have started out with.
      It’s important to use only your photography! If you don’t like your images try googling some tutorials- there are many simple ways to drastically improve and make images appear professional! Same thing goes with recipe development- I posted only ” cooking” recipes for the first year of blogging while I worked extremely hard to teach myself how to bake. I only starting posting baking type recipe when I was able to create them 100% from scratch.
      Thanks again for understanding..

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