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Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Cookie Topping

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

These are two separate recipes that I’ve combined and tweaked to my liking. I’m posting this here due to the amount of request I have from friends for the recipe. They are dairy free if you follow the recipe exactly. I tend to “eyeball” some of the ingredients, but last time I made it, I tried to write down what I used. They can each be made and enjoyed separately, but I really only like the brownies with the peanut butter topping. The peanut butter cookies however, are divine on their own. Good luck and I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does! I would love if you let me know how you like them, or if you have any suggestions.

Peanut butter cookie

1 c. Creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. Sugar

1/2 c. Brown sugar

1 egg white

1tsp. Baking soda

Dash of vanilla extract

Cream peanut butter, and sugar. Add egg , vanilla and then baking soda. Mix until well combined.

Set aside for brownies. (this recipe makes approx. 2 dozen cookies if you want use it for just cookies. Bake in 350 oven for about 10 minutes. They are delicious!!!)

Black Bean Brownies

Non stick cooking spray

1 (15 oz) can of unseasoned black beans, rinsed and drained

5 egg whites

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate ( it’s worth it to get a good quality chocolate, I used Ghirardelli)

1 TBS. Butter ( I used Earth Balance dairy free butter)

Appprox. 3/4 cup sugar, plus approx 1/2 cup Agave (original recipe called for 2 cups sugar)

1/3 c. All purpose flour

1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder

Pre-heat oven to 350. Coat 9×13 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray.

Blend drained beans and 2 egg whites in a food processor until very smooth. Set aside.

Place chopped chocolate and butter in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 60-90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Set aside.

Combine bean purée, sugar, flour, espresso powder, and remaining egg whites in a mixing bowl and beat until well combined. Blend in the melted chocolate. Pour mixture into pan( it will be a lot thinner than regular brownie batter). Finally, crumble peanut butter cookie mixture evenly over top of the brownie batter. Then use a knife or spatula to gently swirl cookie dough into the batter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until brownie pulls away from sides, and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely before cutting….if you can wait;-)

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