Caramel Sun Butter Sea Salt Brownies

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Caramel Sun Butter Sea Salt Brownies

I’m Stacey from www.beautyandthefoodie.com  and I enjoy making healthy paleo treats for my family. I adore La Healthy Living and all her healthy living articles and natural remedies. There is a vast wealth of knowledge on this site. I was very excited to guest post here and bring you some chocolaty paleo treats. These paleo brownies are thick, chocolaty, sheet-cake style brownies with a caramel, sunflower butter frosting. Then they are sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with optional chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

Caramel Sun Butter Sea Salt Brownies

Brownie Ingredients:

½ cup coconut flour (here)
2/3 cup coconut sugar (here)
1/3 cup ghee or organic red palm oil (here)
2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
3 eggs, beaten
½ cup water
6 tbsp coconut milk or almond milk + 1 ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar, mixed in a separate bowl (this makes dairy free buttermilk)
1 tsp organic GF vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Caramel Sun Butter Sea Salt Layer
2/3 cup sunflower seed butter or almond butter
½ cup Medjool, pitted dates, chopped (ground up in bullet type blender or processor with ¼ cup water)
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
1 tsp sea salt, course ground * optional, for sprinkling on top
*Can garnish with optional paleo chocolate sauce: 1 tsp cocoa powder + 1 tbsp melted coconut oil + 2 tsp honey. Heat and stir together till sauce forms (can be drizzled on top).


  • Preheat oven to 400 F and grease or oil an 8×8 pan well.
  • In a large metal or ceramic mixing bowl, combine: ½ cup sifted coconut flour and 2/3 cup coconut sugar, Mix together thoroughly. Set aside.
  • In a medium size sauce pan, combine: 1/3 cup ghee or red palm oil, ½ water, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Stir and heat to just boiling on stove top.
  • Pour boiling mixture over coconut flour mixture in bowl. Stir together.
  • Add to mixture: 3 eggs, 6 tbsp coconut milk or almond milk + 1 ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar mixture, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix together well using a large spoon or electric mixer.
  • Pour or spoon batter into well-greased pan.
  • Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean.

Start making caramel sun butter layer.

  • Combine ½ cup chopped medjool dates and ¼ cup water in a high powered blender or food processor. Process until paste like texture forms.
  •  In a medium sauce pan on medium heat combine: 2/3 cup sunflower seed butter or almond butter, ground dates and water mixture, 2 tbsp honey, 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil or ghee. Stir together while melting the ingredients.
  • Once ingredients are completely combined and melted turn down heat to lowest setting.
  • Once brownies are removed from oven and cooled a little, spoon caramel sun butter topping over top of brownies and spread over evenly.
  • Let cool, then refrigerate until the caramel sun butter layer has somewhat thickened or solidified.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt over top of caramel layer. Can also drizzle with optional chocolate sauce.
  • Cut into squares or use oiled cookie cutter shapes to cut out of pan.

Serve and enjoy.
Caramel Sun Butter Sea Salt Brownies

About the author

Hi, my name is Stacey and I’m a licensed cosmetologist, certified colorist, and a color correction specialist. I majored in nutrition, in college during the 80′s, and learned the wrong way to eat. I am a food lover, with an intense wheat allergy, that follows a grain free and low carb diet. I am somewhat  paleo / primal but also lean toward low carb primal. But, I do use some organic dairy products. So, I am learning to cook and bake grain free and low carb. Eating this way has really changed my life and my body. I’m 46, and have tried every kind of diet out there, and this one has given me the very best results without  being hungry. I would like to share my  favorite recipe creations with everyone. I also make DIY natural beauty products, and I love to sharing fitness tips that work. I believe beauty starts on the inside, and it’s never too late to be, who you want to be.
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