Trick and Treat Brownies

Trick and Treat Brownies


Halloween is approaching and we're gearing up to play sugar defense. These brownies with carrots and spinach fool everyone! Trick your kids and their friends into eating their veggies with this tasty treat from Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook "Deceptively Delicious". 


Nonstick Cooking Spray

3 oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup carrots puree (After peeling and trimming the ends, steam carrots for 10-12 minutes and then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)

1/2 cup spinach puree (Steam for 30 seconds, then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)

1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 TBS trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 large egg whites

3/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine, and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.


Let these brownies fully cool before serving, the spinach taste lingers when brownies are still warm. 


Nutritional Information:

Per brownie: 120 calories, 2 g fiber, 2.5 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 4.4 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 31% of calories from fat.

October 13, 2017 by Jessica Nickel
Tags: Nutrition

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