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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 150 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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