Beanie brownies*

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Brown tepary beans; cooked
½ cup Carob powder;
¾ cup Mild honey;
¼ cup Margarine; melted
½ cup Flour, all-purpose;
½ cup Walnuts, chopped;
½ cup Raisins (optional)
2 Eggs; well beaten
1½ teaspoon Vanilla essence;
½ teaspoon Salt;

Butter an 8 inch square pan. Line with waxed paper and butter the paper. Whirl the tepary beans in a food processor until smooth. In a large bowl, mix the processed beans with rest of the ingredients.

Spread in prepared baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool, before removing from the pan. Peel off waxed paper and cut into squares. Makes 16 2 inch squares.

NOTE: A rich, moist brownie, so terrific you'll probably want to make a double batch. No one will guess their secret goodness is tepary beans. Carob powder is made from pods of the Carob tree, processed to resemble cocoa powder. However Carob contains more nutrients and is caffeine free. It is sold in Health Food Stores.

Source: Boutique Bean Pot From The Cookie Lady's Files Reformatted for MM:dianeE 6/23/93

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