Welllllll, the fever of Valentine's day & cooking got to me today as I saw so many delicious vegan Valentine's day recipes come across my newsfeed this morning. The adventurous vegan cook in me was intrigued, and I decided to make my sweetie these tasty treats. And the kicker? They're made primarily from black beans. You'd never know. I swear it!! Check it out.
Chocolate Surprise Brownies
Recipe & picture from Vegan Planet
The surprise in these brownies is the addition of black beans. Seriously, you'd never, ever know. I continue to be so amazed at the flavors of food & desserts without the use of dairy. These brownies taste exactly like every other brownie I've ever had. The ingredients came together very quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed licking the bowls and spoons on this one. 30 minutes in the oven, and we had tasty hot brownies to enjoy. Kellie and I both gobbled down quite a few right out of the oven.
I paired it up with wine I picked up at the store today. I really, really enjoy irony, so when I saw the name of this wine (Irony Wines from my old winery stomping grounds, Napa Valley, CA), I knew it was for us. Especially for Valentine's Day!
So here's to everyone enjoying their evening tonight! Cheers! Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Sending love & peace out to you all. xo