Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
















Chocolate and zucchini. Admit it, these aren't the first two things you'd think about combining. I mean, of all the delicious treats and snacks out there, why would anyone choose to create a chocolate and zucchini dish, right?

Wrong! Believe it or not, chocolate and zucchini are a pretty powerful combination of flavor, taste, and texture, so long as you have the right recipe to include them in.

We have just that recipe! Using our amazing Freeze Dried Zucchini, we've created a chocolate lovers dream that is sure to make your taste buds water and your stomach growl with excitement! Trust us, you don't want to pass this one up! Let's get to baking some Chocolate Zucchini Brownies!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Sour Cream
2 tsp Almond Extract
2 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Zucchini
2 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Flour
1/2 cup Honeyville Baker's Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Frosting:
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Honeyville Baker's Cocoa Powder
4 Tbsp Milk
2 Tbsp Butter, softened

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar, using an electric hand mixer.

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Next, place your 2 cups freeze dried zucchini in a gallon-sized bag and, using a rolling pin, crush until you have a course powder.

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Add crushed zucchini powder, sour cream, and almond extract to butter/sugar mixture and beat together with hand mixer.

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In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, and whisk together.

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Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture and mix until a thick dough forms.

Place dough in your USA Pan Square Pan and distribute evenly with a spatula.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and allow brownies to cool completely.

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Once cooled, make your frosting by combining powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and butter in a large bowl, then mixing together until a soft frosting forms.

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Spread frosting evenly on brownies, slice, and serve.

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Get ready for a trip to chocolate lovers heaven with these brownies! Not only do they bake up thick and delicious, the chocolate frosting on top adds a level of creaminess that takes your taste buds on a trip out of this world. With just a subtle hint of zucchini flavor, the taste and texture can't be beat.

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Zucchini and chocolate? When it comes to these brownies, you can't go wrong!

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