Turtle Brownies

Turtle Brownies

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Chocolate, nuts, and caramel are certainly hard to resist so it's easy to see why turtle brownies are always a favorite. This recipe has black beans in the batter for added fiber. We won't tell if you won't—and we promise nobody will ever know!

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • ¾ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free caramel-flavored ice cream topping


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease the foil.
  2. Combine the beans, ½ cup chocolate pieces, and the melted butter in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Add egg, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla; cover and process until combined. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to the chocolate mixture. Cover and process just until combined.
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with nuts and the remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate pieces. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge of the pan comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  4. Before serving, drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into 16 brownies.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ½ cup sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 130 cal., 15 g carb. (7 g sugars).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 brownie
  • Per serving: 130 calories; 7 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 213 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 143 mg sodium; 64 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 starch

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