Try Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies for a healthy dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. They are filled with nutritious black beans (but you won’t taste them). All you will taste is the delicious, chocolate, mint flavor of a fudgy brownie.
Oh my, oh my oh my! These are the best brownies I have ever eaten. I’m not exaggerating. I am in love, in love with Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies made with black beans. NO, don’t close this post. Stay with me. I promise you will not taste the black beans; and if you don’t tell anyone, they will never know black beans are in them. If you are thinking “yuck”, that is what I thought before I made them. Making brownies with black beans is hardly new. I’ve seen so many recipes and just the thought would turn my stomach. Oh, how wrong I was! I have deprived myself from eating the best brownies ever just because my mind was closed to the idea. I just couldn’t imagine what the texture and taste would be like. I am so glad I put my reservations aside and made these healthy brownies.
I finally gave in and tried a recipe, after I had seen a few healthy blogs that I love make them. I figured there must be something to it. So with huge trepidation and very little hope, I decided to make them. The first time I made them I forgot to add some acid to activate the baking soda. Whoops! They looked horrible but tasted delicious. So I decided to tweak the recipe and remembered to put in the vinegar and with fingers and toes crossed, I baked up a batch again. This time they looked just like brownies and tasted just like them too. When Little L came home from school, I asked her if she would like one. I made mint because she absolutely adores mint chocolate chip ice cream and mint chocolate candy. (Plus mint provides a little green for St. Patrick’s Day) She took a bite and said “Hmmm, these are good. Can I have more?” I didn’t tell her what was in them and just let her eat a piece.
I made them again to take to a friend’s house. Before we went I told my daughter the brownies were made of black beans. I prepared myself for her response presuming I would hear “yuck” “I don’t want any”. Instead she laughed and asked for a piece of Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies. That told me just how good they are. She not only knew that they were healthy and made with black beans but she still wanted them! Holy cow that is huge. I asked her not to tell anyone they were made of black beans. I wanted to see what our friends and their kids would say.
Their kids happily munched on the brownies and asked for seconds. Oh yes, huge excess. The kids were happily munching away. I am now obsessed with these brownies. I cannot wait to make them again. I know this is going to be something my little one asks for all the time. I won’t bother making brownies any other way. There is just no point. These are, cross my heart hope to die, the best brownies I’ve ever had.
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