- The Finer Things in Life - http://amysfinerthings.com -

Frosted Mint Brownies {with a secret ingredient}

Posted By Amy On December 6, 2012 @ 4:06 pm In Desserts,In the Kitchen,Recipes | 18 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico [3] for SocialSpark [4]. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ever read something and think, “What?!  No way!  Really?!” and then have to try it yourself just to see?  I did that when I saw this:

When using avocados [5] in baked goods, just replace the butter or oil with an equal amount of pureed avocado. It’s that simple. Your goodies will come out richer, healthier and more moist than ever before.

Really?!  So then I made Frosted Mint Brownies and replaced half the butter with pureed avocado.  Three brownies later {ahem} I still couldn’t taste the difference.  The texture may not have been quite what it was with full-on butter, but wow.  So good!  When I admitted the secret ingredient to my husband, he was shocked.  “I do NOT taste avocado in those!”  Want to try?

Frosted Mint Brownies

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup pureed avocado
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips (If you can’t find this seasonal item, simply use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips and add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract to the batter.)

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cream butter, avocado, and sugar.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in flour and mint chocolate chips.  Spread in a greased 9×9 pan.  Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.

While brownies are baking, melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Whisk in cocoa and milk.  Remove from heat.  Carefully stir in mint extract and powdered sugar.  Spread over warm brownies.

ScreenShot2012-11-29at104953AM [6]

Right now through December 31 you can enter Avocados from Mexico’s Better Baking Sweepstakes [7]! Just visit the Avocados From Mexico Facebook page and enter there for a chance to win one of over 500 prizes.   Prize details below:

(1) Grand Prize – $2,500 iCard Gift Card

(10) Second Prizes – $100 iCard Gift Card

(500) Third Prizes – $25 iCard Gift Card

Let me know if you win.  I’d LOVE for one of my readers to win big!

Well, what do you think?  Avocados for baking?  Have you tried it?  Think you’re willing?  I want to know your recipes!

Visit Sponsor's Site [3]


Article printed from The Finer Things in Life: http://amysfinerthings.com

URL to article: http://amysfinerthings.com/frosted-mint-brownies-with-a-secret-ingredient

URLs in this post:

[1] via RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheFinerThingsInLife

[2] via email: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=TheFinerThingsInLife

[3] Avocados from Mexico: http://app.socialspark.com/disclosure_clicks?oid=8889593

[4] SocialSpark: http://izea.in/rK8k

[5] avocados: http://app.socialspark.com/clicks?lid=24705&oid=8889593

[6] Image: http://s1280.beta.photobucket.com/user/am_izea/library/

[7] Avocados from Mexico’s Better Baking Sweepstakes: http://app.socialspark.com/clicks?lid=24703&oid=8889593

Copyright © 2011 The Finer Things in Life. All rights reserved.