A gooey chocolate brownie in exchange for your vote

Well, not quite an actual brownie but this recipe is the only recipe you will ever need, Decadent is probably an understatement, two types of chocolate, prunes and chestnuts, gooey, fudgy, (these are good, are you getting this?) so a little goes a long way….In fact I’m hoping they go as far as perhaps bribing you into voting for me in the 2013 Blog Awards Ireland…. see below if you are so inclined 🙂

Chocolate Chestnut Bites

Decadent chocolate bites

300g pecans or almonds
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt, or any other good-quality salt
125gr melted butter

225gr dark chocolate
150gr butter
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
90gr coconut palm sugar
120g cooked chestnuts
120gr chopped prunes
120gr white chocolate drops or chopped white chocolate
cocoa powder for dusting

Line a 20 by 20cm tin with parchment.
Blend nuts until they resemble a sandy crumb.
Add salt and melted butter and stir to combine.
Press into the tin and put into the fridge to chill.
Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler – don’t boil!
Stir to fully combine and set aside off heat to cool a bit.
Whisk eggs and coconut sugar until thick and creamy.
Fold in the chocolate mixture gently then
Gently stir in the chopped prunes, white chocolate chips and chopped chestnuts.
Spread evenly over the crumb base.
Bake for 20 minutes – it will be gooey and fudgey as a Brownie ashould be.
Let it cool and then chill before pulling out from the tin using the parchment and cutting into small squares
Serve with a good coffee- a small piece is enough as it is really rich (my other half completely disagrees!)

In return for this little recipe if you were so inclined, I would love your vote in the Irish Blog Awards for 2013…
Nominations are open and all you have to do is go to http://www.blogawardsireland.com/nominations-open/ and fill in the details.
To nominate me you will need the following information:

Email of blog you are nominating: grainne.parker@ie.ibm.com
Name of blog you are nominating: OliveoilandLemon
Web Address Of Blog You are nominating: http://www.oliveoilandlemon.ie

Chocolate Chestnut bites

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