Chocoholics of the world, listen up!
These are the most bittersweet chocolatey brownies ever baked. Yeah, I said it. These brownies are so fudgy and dark chocolate filled, that I made them twice in as many days. They were downed that quick.
And, they have a secret healthy ingredient. Shhh…..
I will never look at a leftover roasted sweet potato the same ever again. I thought my favorite use was to whip the leftover sweet potato with peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon; but these brownies have knocked that into second place. Sure, I still love my whipped pb sweet potatoes, but chocolate desserts are the best desserts. So, if I have the time to make them, these are the new go-to recipe.
I love healthy secret ingredients. In this case, the sweet potato gives the brownies sweetness and moisture without adding oil or regular white sugar. I can’t take all of the credit here, though. I was inspired by this recipe by Daphne Oz.
In order to make these brownies triple chocolate, I used chocolate three different ways. I melted dark chocolate chips with some hot coffee and poured it into the batter, used 100 percent unsweetened cacao powder, and sprinkled the top with even more dark chocolate chips.
This recipe is super simple and super satisfying. Melt the chocolate chips and butter with some strongly brewed fresh coffee and set aside until cool. I like to do this in a liquid measuring cup. Pour yourself a cup with a splash of vanilla creamer.
Then, beat together the sweet potato, sugar, vanilla, and eggs with a hand mixer. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt. By now, the chocolate should be cool enough to add to the sweet potato mixture. We just don’t want scrambled eggs here, that would kind of ruin it. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the sweet potato mixture, beating with the hand mixer.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix with a rubber spatula until just combined. Try not to overmix, please!
Pour the brownie batter into a pie dish sprayed with coconut oil, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, and pop into the oven. Check the brownies at 25 minutes to see if they are done. If they are a little under, that’s okay. They will carry over a little bit as they cool. If you choose to bake until a toothpick comes out clean, the brownies go from fudgy to cakey. Still delicious.
Bittersweet Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies
The most decadent and chocolatey brownie bites ever.
1 large sweet potato, roasted
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup strongly brewed coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Put 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a liquid measuring cup with 1/3 cup hot coffee and 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir to melt the chips and set aside to cool.
- Using a hand mixer, blend the sweet potato with the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Once the melted chocolate and coffee is cool enough, add it to the sweet potato mixture.
- Mix together flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix with a spoon or rubber spatula until JUST combined. Overmixed brownies are the worst.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
- Pour into a pie plate because we don’t like to follow all of the rules.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. I like to under-bake brownies for the fudgiest result, but if you’re not into that, bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
xo Ali Taylor