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Black Bean Brownies

 Black Bean Brownies
You’d never guess these rich, velvety chocolate treats contain a can of black beans. —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place the beans, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and oil in a food processor;
  • cover and process until blended. Add the eggs, brown sugar, cocoa,
  • vanilla, baking powder and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 20-25
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie equals 167 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium,

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Black Bean Brownies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.