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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.3
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
  • Sodium: 15.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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Dark Fudge Brownies

Submitted by: MOMOF2NJ

Introduction

No one will ever know that the secret ingredient that makes these brownies virtually cholesterol free and low fat is black beans. Moist and dense, you'll never have to make package brownies again. Walnuts increase the calories to 112. The following recipe from Stealth Health: How To Sneak Nutrition Painlessly Into Your Diet, ©1998 by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD was contributed by Marilyn Helton. No one will ever know that the secret ingredient that makes these brownies virtually cholesterol free and low fat is black beans. Moist and dense, you'll never have to make package brownies again. Walnuts increase the calories to 112. The following recipe from Stealth Health: How To Sneak Nutrition Painlessly Into Your Diet, ©1998 by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD was contributed by Marilyn Helton.
Number of Servings: 30

Ingredients

    1 (15 oz) can unseasoned black beans
    4 oz unsweetened chocolate
    1 Tbsp light butter
    6 egg whites, divided
    2 cups sugar
    3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    2 Tbsp instant espresso coffee powder (found in most grocery stores, usually sold with instant coffee)
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick vegetable spray. Place the beans in a colander and rinse thoroughly under running water to remove "slime" and set aside and drain.

Place the chocolate and light butter in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

In a food processor blender, add the drained beans and 2 egg whites. Blend or process until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the bean purée, sugar, flour, espresso powder, and remaining egg whites. With an electric mixer, beat until well combined. Mix in the melted chocolate.

Pour the brownie mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle the walnuts on top of the brownie batter. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the brownie pulls away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars -- rows of six by five. Makes 30 (nice-size) Brownies.


Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMOF2NJ.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The batter was so thin, I was afraid I'd done something wrong but the brownies came out all fudgy and gooey. Like most brownies, don't over mix but be careful not to under cook! I added a teaspoon of vanilla to help round the flavors out. Also used bittersweet chocolate and cut the sugar a bit. - 7/14/07

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  • I have to try this one - 1/2/11

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  • Excellent...and no one has to know! - 6/5/10

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  • This was really cool! The brownies are so good and increadibly moist! I like how they feel so light, but the texture is nice and dense! These are great warmed up or thrown in the freezer to eat with vanilla ice cream and some fruit. Home-made and very simple, plus better for you! - 3/9/09

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  • These brownies were definitely yummy - I ate more than I should have. I did have a problem with them sticking to the spatula when I removed them from the pan so next time I'll try parchment paper. Didn't taste the beans at all & neither did anyone else. They were the hit of the cookout! - 5/27/08

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  • I loved them! I added vanilla as suggested and they came out delish!! I'm glad they're healthy because I couldn't help but indulge a little more than usual :) - 12/24/07

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  • I made these yesterday for a get together last night. Had all the women try them and they LIKED 'em. Very surprised to what was in them. However, my family wasn't so impressed. 2 out of 6 of us liked them. - 7/22/07

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  • I followed the instructions exactly, but they were not so good. - 7/17/07

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  • Amazing, these came out tasting awesome.. I can't believe it! - 7/8/07

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  • This recipe sounds great! I love black beans, even if you could taste them so I can't wait to try this! - 7/8/07

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  • These were so chewy and moist. Very delicious! I made these as a dessert for guests and didn't tell them the ingredients until after they had eaten them. They were amazed. - 7/6/07

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