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Double-Chocolate Surprise Brownies

Servings 9

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini 6 oz
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa I like Dutch-processed here best
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet is my favorite
  • candies or nuts for the topping optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Put the zucchini in a food processor and blend well. It should be like a very thick juice at this point. You don't want any large pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the zucchini, butter, eggs, vanilla, and sugars until just blended.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into an 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Top with nuts or candies if using. Bake for 20-25 minutes.