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Live Well Alabama’s Secret Ingredient Fudge Brownies are hiding something, and this recipe is bursting to let everybody know. The big secret ingredient is black beans! This twist on a classic dessert is sure to be a hit for the family.

Tips: These tasty treats are lower in sugar and higher in fiber than boxed brownies. Mix in or top with your favorite dried fruit or nuts. Get creative!


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 can black beans, 15 ounces, drained and rinsed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8×8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Use a fork or hand mixer to mash black beans into a smooth paste.
  • Combine black bean paste with all other ingredients. Pour into baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until top is dry and edges start to pull away from sides of the pan.

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