These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 247 kcal
Author Rachel Conners


For the frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line with parchment and lightly grease an 8x8” baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the almond flour, salt, and cocoa powder together.
  3. Put the chocolate and coconut oil in a large glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat until the chocolate and coconut oil are completely melted and smooth. Add the coconut sugar. Whisk until completely combined. The mixture should be room temperature.
  4. Add 2 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.
  5. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold the flour mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached. Don't over bake!! Cool brownies completely before frosting.
  7. For the frosting, combine the the dark chocolate, almond butter, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Let melt, stirring frequently. Once melted, whisk in the almond milk and vanilla extract until combined. Spread on top of cooled brownies and place in the refrigerator to set.
  8. Once chilled, cut brownies into 16 equal squares with a very sharp knife.
  9. Brownies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

The darker your chocolate, the richer the brownie! I wouldn't use chocolate over 72% unless you want these super dark. 60% will result in a brownie that's a little sweeter.
To keep the chocolate chunks refined sugar free, trying making my Paleo Chocolate Chunks.

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.