• Lucky Charm Black Bean Brownies - A fun and easy St. Patrick's Day snack or dessert!
  • Lucky Charm Black Bean Brownies - A fun and easy St. Patrick's Day snack or dessert!
  • Lucky Charm Black Bean Brownies - A fun and easy St. Patrick's Day snack or dessert!
  • Lucky Charm Black Bean Brownies - A fun and easy St. Patrick's Day snack or dessert!

Lucky Charms Black Bean Brownies

I’m pretty much famous for trying to sneak healthy foods into brownies.

Ask my kids. They’ve tried all my experiments from broccoli to lima bean brownies (neither would I recommend necessarily) and they are very quick to give me the thumbs down or thumbs up. So here’s our list of foods that have been brownie-approved (so far):

  • Banana
  • Applesauce
  • Zucchini
  • Black beans

The lima bean brownies were edible, however a little too crunchy for our liking. The broccoli brownies were really the only epic fail. They went straight into the trash sadly. The problem was the smell! They smelled so bad we couldn’t even eat them. Ha! Live and lean.

So, this post honestly isn’t really a recipe per say, it’s more of St. Patrick’s Day celebratory brownie, with some added vitamins. See, I typically don’t substitute any ingredients, I just literally throw in said fruit, bean, or vegetable into a brownie mix and that’s it. I may go lighter on the water a little if I’m adding a watery food like applesauce or zucchini. Sometimes I’ll add in an extra egg too if I want a more cake-like brownie. But yeah, other than that, these are super straight forward with the focus being on the fun decorations! Lucky Charms, green food coloring and a pinch of gold sprinkles for the win!! ????

 

Instructions

  • 1. Mash black beans using a fork then set aside.
  • 2. Prepare brownie mix as directed, adding in black beans to the mix. Mix until well blended.
  • 3. Bake as directly then let brownies cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • 4. Spoon whipped topping into a microwavable bowl and add several drops of green food coloring. Mircrowave for about 10 seconds to soft then spread topping over top of the brownies using a spatula.
  • 5. Cut into 12 rectangles then top each one with about 5 marshmallows and a pinch of gold sprinkles before servings.