Gingerbread Frosted Brownies

I haven’t invented a recipe in a long time.  Mainly because I’ve been sticking with my usual favorites and haven’t been creating anything new– until I wanted to make a gingerbread frosting and could only find cream-cheese frostings for gingerbread in my search.  Nooo, I wanted a gingerbread-flavored frosting.  Apparently there is no such thing as gingerbread frosting… until now!

I must disclose… the brownies aren’t mine– but they are a recent recipe I’ve made twice with great results.  They are called The Best Paleo Brownies by Paleo Grubs. 

And they really are the best paleo brownies that I’ve tried!  What I like about them is that the main ingredient is almond butter instead of refined grain flour and they are relatively low-sugar using only 1/3 cup of maple syrup.  Go check out the recipe if you’re looking for a “better-for-you” brownie that also tastes amazing.

Now, about the Gingerbread Frosting.  You could actually go ahead and just skip the whole brownie baking part and eat this on it’s own.  It’s sort of like my no-bake fudge where you mix everything on the stove top and give it some time to chill in the fridge before cutting it into squares.  But…. I really like it on top of the brownies!

Gingerbread Frosting (0r Fudge)

In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together until well incorporated:

  • 1/3 cup cashew butter (I like Trader Joe’s salted)
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • a pinch of salt if you’re using unsalted cashew butter

Just pour the frosting over your cooled brownies and place in your refrigerator to set.

I used an 8X8 inch glass baking pan:

 

 

 

 

Cut into whatever size you like.  I like the smaller bite-sizes so I can eat just 1 if I want a small taste of yumminess.  Or so I can eat 4 if I want.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love molasses like I do, here’s a link to my Molasses-Ginger Pecan Granola Bars.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy some sweetness in your life.                                                                                            Happy Holidays!—  And please remember to slow down a bit, relax, stretch, pay attention, be kind and breeeeeeeeeeeeeeeathe. 

 

 

 

 

 

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