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Dry beans are harvested in their natural state and are processed with care. However, please sort, examine and rinse beans prior to cooking.

Les haricots sont récoltés à l’état naturel et sont traitées avec soin. Toutefois, s’il vous plaît trier, examiner et rincer les haricots avant la cuisson.

Brownies made with black beans

Here’s a dessert that will fool you. Yummy brownies made from black beans. What?!

First things first. Soak your beans:

Thoroughly rinse, sort, and discard any natural debris. Place in a large bowl, cover completely with water and soak overnight in the refrigerator. Drain and rinse again before cooking.

Dry beans need to be soaked before cooking in order to replace moisture. Here are 3 methods to get this done.

  1. Quick soak: Bring 6 cups of cold water and 450 g (2 cups) of beans to a boil, cover and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Overnight soak: Let beans and water stand overnight. Drain.
  3. Microwave soak: Combine 6 cups (1.5 L) of hot water and 450 g (2 cups) of dry beans in a 8 qt. (8 L) microwaveable casserole dish. Cover and microwave at HIGH (100%) power for 15 minutes or until boiling. Let stand 1 hour. Drain.
  • 1080 mL (4.56 cups) cooked black beans
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Rinse, soak and cook dry beans (see above soaking and cooking instructions for details).
  2. Cook beans until they are soft (see cooking method for details).
  3. Measure out 1080 mL of cooked black beans.
  4. Combine 1080 mL of black beans plus everything except chocolate chips in a food processor (or blender) and process until smooth.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  8. As soon as you take it out of the oven, sprinkle the topping (chocolate chips) on and they will melt.

Let cool completely before cutting.

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