I ended up pouring extra chocolate chips on top, letting them soften, and then spread out the chocolate like frosting. We decided that was boring, so I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top.
They are definately two-year-old approved. The other children found them amazingly wonderful and they couldn't taste the black beans at all!!!!
Her recipe called for canned black beans, but I was making black beans for dinner tonight so I measured out 1 1/2 cups of the soaked beans, simmered them for a while, and then let them soak in the hot water until they were soft.
Here is the recipe off of Katie's blog:
- 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder- dutch or regular (10g) (add a little extra if desired)
- 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition facts link below for all substitution notes.)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (Honey will work, but not for strict vegans.) (75g)
- 2 nunaturals stevia packs or 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See “nutrition facts” link for all substitution notes.)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.)
- optional: more chips, for presentation