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Feb 5, 2011 09:51 PM

What can you hide in a brownie?

The brownie is the Trojan horse of the food lot with people sneaking in prunes, black beans, illicit pharmaceuticals, and the like. What have you slipped into a brownie without your audience noticing and how much?

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  1. Shredded carrots & orange zest.

    1. the aforementioned black beans and prunes. also avocado, zucchini, beets, banana, figs, dates...but i think it's important to note that i don't believe in trying to "trick" people with food or "hide" ingredients. with things like this, my friends are my guinea pigs and either they know i'm trying a new recipe on them and assume there's something unusual in there, or i tell them what it is because i want to know if they can pick up on it.

      illicit *pharmaceuticals?* never. but herbs, sure ;)

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Waaaaaaaaahahahahaha, ghg. Too funny!! My sentiments, exactly!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I like black bean puree in brownies. It really helps to make them fudgy, which is a big plus in my book.

        2. I've had good luck with beets.

          1. Applesauce. Cayenne peppers but the flavour is not exactly subtle...

            1. Nutella.

              Does that count?

              Oh, and leftover babyfood. Does that count?