These bars are kind of like brownies and kind of like amolten lava cake… except their not served warm. But they have a gooey fudgy filling like a molten lava cake. They are gooey and delicious, and are grain, dairy, and sugar free!
½c.Lakanto Monkfruit Granulated or Swerve Granulated Sweetener
1c.Powdered Swerve Sweetener
Preheat oven to 350˚. Grease a 9” x 9” baking dish and line with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients for the brownie layer. Add coconut oil, egg, and water, and combine. Mixture should form a dough. Press onto bottom of baking dish. Bake for 20–22 minutes.
While brownie layer is baking, make fudge layer.
In a medium mixing bowl, add eggs and coconut milk. With electric mixer, blend until smooth. Add powdered sweetener, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. When brownie layer is finished baking, remove from oven and carefully pour fudge layer on top of brownie layer. Return to oven and bake for 22–25 minutes or until center is set but still somewhat jiggly. The edges should be completely set.
Remove from oven and cool 35–45 minute on counter. Then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into 16 pieces. Store in refrigerator.
Part of what makes these so rich and yummy is using good quality cocoa powder. I recommend Guittard Cocoa Rouge Powder. The rich chocolate flavor will make a difference in the quality of your baked goods.