Black Bean Brownie Bites
If you like chocolate, you'll LOVE these! These chocolatey, fudgy black bean brownie bites are like sinking your teeth into a deep dish brownie, but they pack a nutritious punch of protein, fibre and are FLOUR-LESS. And they are rolled in crunchy sprinkles because they are fun and inviting and sometimes people are scared to eat black bean brownies, and sprinkles makes everything better.
1 can (2 cups) black beans rinsed and drained
2 tbsps canola oil
1/4 dark cocoa powder (un-sweetened)
3/4 cup white, brown or cane sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor, combine everything except chocolate chips, and blend until smooth.
3. Stir in chocolate chips with a spatula.
4. Pour into baking dish and level the pan wit spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the center of the pan has risen.
5. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool (we don't want you to burn your little fingers!). You can speed up the process by lifting the brownies out of the pan with the parchment, and cooling them on a plate in the fridge.
6. Once cooled, break the entire brownie into pieces in a large bowl, smashing it with your hands or a fork, creating large chunks and crumbs.
7. Scoop them with a 2 tbsp scoop (or your hands) into balls and roll them until smooth, working the mixture until it rolls well--it doesn't take long, and you shouldn't have to add anything else to them, they will roll well enough like this!
8. Roll in desired sprinkle and pop them into the freezer for 30 mins. They will store in the freezer for 3 months, or should be eaten within the week!