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    Brownies with a Surprise!

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Debe's Note:

    The surprise is Black Beans......yes, BEANS. And very good that you would never know! Adapted from 'Stealth Health - How To Sneak Nutrition Painlessly Into Your Diet'

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick vegetable spray.
    3. 3
      Place the beans in a colander and rinse thoroughly under running water to remove 'slime' and set aside and drain.
    4. 4
      Place the chocolate and light butter in a small microwavable bowl.
    5. 5
      Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
    6. 6
      In a food processor blender, add the drained beans and 2 egg whites.
    7. 7
      Blend or process until smooth.
    8. 8
      In a large bowl, combine the beans, sugar, flour, espresso powder and remaining egg whites.
    9. 9
      With an electric mixer, beat until well combined.
    10. 10
      Mix in the melted chocolate.
    11. 11
      Pour the brownie mixture into a prepared pan.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle the walnuts on top of the brownie batter.
    13. 13
      Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the brownie pulls away from the sides of the pan.
    14. 14
      Cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars-- rows of six by five.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 25, 2004


      I had to try this, "black bean brownies?!" They were so worth it, and easy to put together. The texture was soft and delicate. I added cinnamon, as well, as I like that flavor with my chocolate and it was just lovely. I couldn't wait for them to cool completely (as the recipe suggests) before trying them, so they tore a bit around the nuts, but totally worth it!

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    • on July 12, 2006


      These were better than expected, but they definitely couldn't be eaten alone. They were great with some low-fat vanilla ice cream. They reminded me a lot of No-Pudge Fudge brownies.

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    Nutritional Facts for Brownies with a Surprise!

    Serving Size: 1 (1112 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 105.3
    Calories from Fat 32
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.5 mg
    Sodium 14.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 13.4 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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    instant espresso coffee powder

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