Black Bean Semisweet Chocolate Brownies with Melissa D’Arabian

by Jennifer on August 15, 2012

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Can you believe that Melissa D’Arabian has not published a cookbook? That is until now! I received her book ‘Ten Dollar Dinners’ last week – whoop-whoo!

There are many recipes I am excited to make for my family however, since I had some black beans left from the Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, I decided to make the Black Bean Brownies.

I know you just made a face thinking about black beans and brownies…. I admit that I made the same face but Melissa convinced me by stating “Black beans add a velvety texture and incredible moistness to these rich, chocolaty brownies. Because of the grounding protein and fiber they sneak into dessert, the brownies don’t send kids into a total sugar rush after they eat them, which to me is a huge win. For a pretty finish, I sprinkle them with powdered sugar before serving, or, if I’m feeling extra snazzy, I’ll place a stencil on top of the pan of brownies and sprinkle the sugar over it to get a fun design.”

My set-up is being destroyed!

oh forget it…..

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Drummond August 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

The brownies look amazing! I have to try them with the black beans. I wonder if my family would notice?

Marnely Rodriguez August 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I definitely need to try this recipe and test it out on innocent chocolate loving friends! Thanks for sharing!

Jane Doiron August 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

The brownies look delicious! Melissa D. had a book signing in Boston this week. I didn’t have a chance to go. It would have been nice to meet her.

Mia Petree August 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I’m a big fan of black bean brownies, but have always cheated and made them with a mix. (Funny, because when I’m making non-legume brownies, they are always from scratch.) So glad to have this recipe – thanks for posting!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets August 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

These look awesome. And I loved her on FN!!!

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