I used cashew butter as the base for two reasons. The first is because cashew butter is naturally a little sweet which makes it perfect for brownies. The second is because unlike other nut butters, cashew butter doesn't taste very nutty. While I love peanut butter, it has a very distinct flavor to it, and cashew butter is more neutral. I make my own cashew butter by simply blending up cashews in my Magimix food processor, but you can buy organic cashew butter online and at some specialty health food stores. You can also use organic pumpkin seed butter in case of nut allergies.
1 c. cashew butter
1/3 c. unrefined sugar
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. unrefined salt
½ tsp. vanilla
½ c. chocolate chips
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the chocolate chips.
Fold in the chocolate chips and spread the batter in an 8x8" baking dish lined with unbleached parchment paper. The brownies will stick very badly to the pan if you don't use parchment.
Serve and enjoy!
These will be gone fast!
Printable: The Best Brownies Ever
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