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Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Football Brownies


By: Candice Kumai

My decadent dark chocolate brownies, which just so happen to be vegan and made with healthy sweet potatoes are perfect for your weekend football par-tays! I cut mine into cute little footballs (love a theme!) but they also work well just cut into squares for a non-football event!

Makes 12 servings


For the Icing

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

1 cup powdered sugar

For the Brownies

Cooking spray

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (try gluten-free!)

3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 15-ounce can organic sweet potato puree

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil or vegetable oil

1 egg

1/2 cup packed organic light or dark brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips



For the icing

Mix together almond milk with powdered sugar in a small bowl. Transfer to a pastry bag with thin tip or a zipper-top sandwich bag. Place in refrigerator.

For the brownies

Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine almond milk, sweet potato puree, vanilla extract, oil and egg in a separate large bowl using an electric mixer.

Add brown sugar and beat until smooth. Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, beating well to combine.

In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. When the mixture fizzes, use a spatula to stir into the brownie batter. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Scrape batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the surface.

Bake on middle rack until the sides of the brownies are dry and pulling away from the pan and the center resists light pressure (20-25 minutes).

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for one hour. Using a football-shaped cookie cutter, cut the brownies into football shapes.

Transfer footballs to a serving plate and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Remove footballs and icing from refrigerator. Pipe icing laces onto each football-shaped brownie and serve with a smile! You’re guaranteed to get a lot back with these guys!



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