BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
Really, I meet the nicest people through this website and blog. Just yesterday a new friend sent me a kind message and included this amazingly simple recipe for what I like to think of (read justify) as “emergency brownies”. Oh yes you do know what I’m talking about. Times when we HAVE TO have a brownie…not a question of IF it will happen, but WHEN. Anyway, sweet Linda explained that these “shockingly” good, chocolate fudge type brownies are made from one regular box of brownie mix and one can of pureed black beans. That’s it! They’re not only a perfect dessert for storing in our three-month supply but the recipe comes from Weight Watchers and has only 2 points per brownie. I immediately phoned my husband and asked him to snag a box from the store. It was an emergency.
1 box brownie mix (19 oz.)
1 can black beans (15 oz.)
Rinse and drain the black beans. Then spoon the beans back into their can and fill the can with fresh water. Pour beans and water into a blender and puree until smooth. Add puree to the brownie mix and stir. Pour into a sprayed cake pan and follow the directions for baking as printed on the back of the brownie mix box.
I of course, felt obligated to sample these lovies, okay a few times, and can now say with confidence that they are good hot, cold, and one day old. My personal favorite is to enjoy them with a small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and banana slices. Very happy!
With families here, there, and typically everywhere during the month of July, I decided that Black Bean Brownie kits might be a fun visiting teaching gift. For my drive by, I assembled a copy of the recipe, a brownie mix, one can of black beans, a few bananas, and a little pint of ice cream for each of the sisters I visit. Hopefully this will be a message that the whole family can enjoy.
Thanks for the great idea, Linda!