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Friday, August 6, 2010
Black Bean Brownies
Oh my gosh, these are sooooo good! I kid you not, rich, fudgey and oh so chocolaty. I had read about these on the Weight Watchers message boards, so you just know i had to give them a go. They are ridiculously easy to make, three ingredients, well four, if you count the splash of vanilla i added. The recipes floating around the net use water, but any good cook knows that to enhance and enrich the flavor of chocolate, you use coffee, hot or cold. I did and ohhhhh mama. This is such a keeper of a recipe. I dare you to make some for your friends and family then you dare them to guess the secret ingredient. My kids and hubby have gobbled them all day and have no clue there are beans in there. I'm not telling.
Also, those same recipes specify the brownies to be baked in a 9x13 pan and cut into 20 pieces at two Weight Watchers points each. I baked mine in a 9x9 pan cut them into 16 pieces and called them three pointers. Okay enough already 'cause I just know you are jonesing for the recipe. Here ya go, my version of the black bean brownie.
BBBB or Beth's Black Bean Brownies
One can of black beans, rinsed, drained and pureed with the coffee or water listed below
1/2 cup of coffee or water
One box of your favorite brownie mix, Walmart's house brand is our family favorite
splash of vanilla extract
Mix and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes. Ahhhhhh, yum.