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Super Spud Brownies

 Super Spud Brownies
These moist and cakey brownies came from my mom’s old cookbook. Mashed potatoes may seem like an unusual ingredient, but this recipe took first place at a local festival.—Marlene Gerer, Denton, Montana
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, sugars, oil, eggs and
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually
  • add to potato mixture. Fold in pecans if desired. Transfer to a
  • greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie (calculated without pecans and confectioners' sugar) equals 150 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.