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Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies

I think you may all remember my sauerkraut fetish and how it actually helped to cure my gastritis. If you have been watching Graye Note Live, you may also have seen me “ask” my daughter, Andrea, to try my Sauerkraut Brownies. I thought it went over well. She said she couldn’t even taste the sauerkraut! What better way to have a tasty treat for Halloween than one that is actually good for you! Come on, get a little kooky spooky…Trick or Treat!

Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies (click here to print)

Brownies
¾ cup coconut sugar
¾ cup organic brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ cup sprouted spelt flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup coconut oil (I use Carrington Farms cooking oil, which is odorless, unflavored, and already melted or Betterbody Foods naturally refined organic coconut oil, which you will need to melt. Be sure to check that it is NOT coconut flavor, unless you want your brownies to have that flavor!)
2 eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup sauerkraut (rinsed, drained, and finely chopped in a small food processor)
Optional: mix in ½ cup organic chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting
3 cups confectionery sugar
6 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup softened butter
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons milk

Glaze
½ cup confectionery sugar
1 tablespoon milk
18 drops blue food coloring
17 drops red food coloring
8 drops green food coloring

Directions:
1. Heat an oven to 350°F and grease a 9”square baking pan or glass dish.
2. Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and baking powder together by hand until the mixture is blended.
3. Add in the coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla until ingredients are just mixed in.
4. Stir in the sauerkraut and chocolate chips (if using).
5. Spread the mixture into the baking dish and bake the brownies for 25 minutes or until done.
6. Meanwhile, mix the sugar and the cocoa powder together for the chocolate frosting.
7. With a mixer, beat in the butter, vanilla, and the milk.
8. In a separate bowl, mix all of the ingredients together for the glaze.
9. When the brownies are finished, cool and frost with chocolate frosting. Drizzle the glaze over the chocolate frosting before serving.

Felice Halloween!
(Happy Halloween!)