Chocolate Protein Black & Tan Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

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Tan Brownies:
6 tablespoons organic butter, softened
1 1/2 cups honey/molasses combined
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.5 ounces whole wheat pastry flour (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Black Brownies:
3 Tablespoons of Advocare Chocolate Muscle Gain
4 tablespoons organic butter
1 cup honey mixed with molasses
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Guinness Stout
4.5 ounces whole wheat pastry flour (about 1 cup)
1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Place one rack in lower third of oven; place another rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare Tan Brownies, place 6 tablespoons butter and honey/molasses in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Weigh or lightly spoon 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) wheat flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 4.5 ounces wheat flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Add flour mixture and pecans to honey mixture, beating just until combined. Spoon into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray, spreading evenly with a knife or rubber spatula. Bake at 350° in lower third of oven for 15 minutes.

3. To prepare Black Brownies, add 4 tablespoons organic butter in a large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted, add chocolate muscle gain and stirevery 20 seconds until smooth. Add honey/molasses, stirring until well combined. Add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and Guinness, stirring with a whisk until well combined. Weigh or lightly spoon 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) wheat flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 4.5 ounces flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Add wheat flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring to combine. Pour mixture evenly over Tan Brownies.

4. Bake on the center rack at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack; cut into squares.

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