Flourless Brownies from Lynn's Recipe Adventures
1- 15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs (Poor Mr. Two couldn't have these)
1/3 cup butter, melted I used Smart Balance 50/50
1/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips *I used 3/4ths cup Hershey's Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor or blender puree the black beans, eggs, butter, cocoa, vanilla, and sugar until smooth.
Stir chocolate chips into the batter and spread into a greased 8×8 pan.
Bake for 30-33 minutes.
I know, I can see you shaking your head in disbelief. You just gotta see for yourself. These are good out of the oven, but they are even better the next day. Straight from the oven (you know I had to try them immediately) they are tasty and melty (is that a word?) but the consistency is a little...different. The next day, they were dense and fudgy and moist. (These are not cake-like, as you should guess).
I was pleasantly surprised with these little gems, and will be making them again!
As I sit here and type, with my morning coffee, the news is on. Doesn't it seem strange to y'all to go about your daily business while seeing the devastation going on in Japan? It's surreal. And now, a nuclear meltdown on top of everything else? If you are around my age, you probably remember all the movies that came out about nuclear war, I guess early 80's maybe? My parents wouldn't let me watch them, but of course, I somehow managed to sneak around and watch at least one of them anyway. And the images have stayed with me....why won't kids listen to their parents? They really do know best. *sigh* Anyway, I feel horrible about what is going on over there, and I have to admit how relieved I am that it is not happening here. That may sound selfish, but I can't help it. I have children to worry about. While I'm on the subject of terrible things, I have an anquaintance whose son just underwent brain surgery for a brain tumor. He is 10 years old. He was a former classmate of my oldest daughter. Thankfully, it was benign, and he seems to be recovering well, but that family went from life being pretty normal one day, to being told their son had a brain tumor on a Friday, and brain surgery on a Monday. How frightening and overwhelming is that? So I guess my point to all this is....be very thankful each and every day for what you have. It's so easy to take advantage of our everyday "normal" life, and we don't stop and really appreciate it until the "normal" is gone. Then you want nothing more than to have the same normal, boring routine back! I know this from experience with my dad's cancer
Well, how's that for a deviation from topic? I feel like I should leave you on a happy note...or Prozac.
Tulips are happy! Spring is on the way!!!
It's supposed to be an awesome weekend here in NC.
I'm linking up with these Tuesday linkys and hops today, go check 'em out!
And after eating all these brownies, you may want to check out the giveaway I have going on this week!