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Super Spud Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

16 servings

These moist and cakelike brownies came from my mom’s old cookbook. Mashed potatoes may seem like an unusual ingredient, but they work beautifully—this recipe took first place at a local festival. —Marlene Gerer, Denton, Montana
Super Spud Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to potato mixture. Fold in pecans if desired. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 23-27 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 150 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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