I stock up sometimes in the supermarket with avocados because my mind is racing with so many ideas. Usually though I come home with multiple avocados and only use them for soup (this soup to be specific – it rules). With the heat on this July soup isn’t really in the cards, but my avocados were turning ripe quickly. I wrote on the chalkboard “AVOCADO”. I wrote on the refrigerator door “AVOCADO”. I wrote in my notebook “AVOCADO”. You’d think I had a avocado problem or something. But first I had a road block…
My beloved Matthew doesn’t like avocados. When making food I almost always make something we both love, because for 2 reasons: 1. I love him. 2. The thought of me eating a tray of brownies is a horrible (realistic) thought.
I’m a bad girl. A very bad girl. I apologize in advance.
I made these while he was working on the computer. I did it pretty secretly incase he would walk by. I hid my avocado pits and skin under the compost. I cleaned my bowls quickly. I sprayed gingerbread spray in the kitchen incase he would smell the avocado (I’m crazy). Once I had it mushed up a good bit, I was in the clear so I quickly covered it with the other ingredients to where it appeared like the usual brownie mix. Then I was brave. I needed a tester for my brownie mix so I held out a spoon to him. He ate it. I stared at him (too much). “Is it good?” I asked. He shook his head yes. “What is the gooey fruit like thing in it?”. OH MAN. Quickly I responded “What are you talking about?”. “It tastes like pineapple or something, small and gooey”. At this minute I wanted to question how he tasted pineapple but I had to play it cool. “Oh, it must be chocolate chips that didn’t melt all the way”. “Yeah, probably” He responded while eating another spoon.
I just lied to my other half. I’m sorry. I had to do it. Please forgive me. Sometimes you have to sacrifice things in a relationship and this is one of them.
I never told him the truth, until he will read this blog post. Then he will know. But this will be after the brownies will be gone and we both enjoyed them and talked about how delicious and fudgey and gooey they are. We’ll discuss how it has that slight taste of peanut butter in it that isn’t over powering. It’s chocolate chocolate chocolate tasting, triple chocolate delight (but because it has avocado we are going to consider them very healthy). These are rich tasting, we’re talking Scrooge McDuck diving into gold coins rich. But the avocado, that will never come up. So can you taste the avocado? You can, but it’s so incredibly slight that only if you are a avado lover you will pick up on it. It really just adds to the creaminess of the brownies.
- 1 avocado inside - all mashed up
- 1/4 cup salted butter - melted
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
- Mash your avocado up with a fork or spoon, as creamy as you can get it.
- Add your peanut butter, melted butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla. Stir until smooth.
- Add your cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Stir all together.
- Pour into pan, smooth top with spatula.
- Cook for 30-35 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.
This is a good look at what goes on outside of the camera while baking. I always spill flour or cocoa powder, it’s bound to happen. I lose my lens cap about 12 times. I make a recipe list and edit it as I cook. I throw trash all over.
When they come out of the oven, let them cool. I know this is really hard but because they are so fudgy they need to cool off or they will fall apart. Ok take a little crumb off the top, I won’t tell anyone!
So eat one, go for it. You deserve it. Eat it with a fork. Eat it with a spoon. Eat it plain. Throw ice cream on top. Throw whip cream on top. Throw sprinkles on top. Just throw it in your mouth already.
Fudgy Avocado Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies, you are one of my tastiest brownies I ever made. Thank you for all the joy you have caused. I’m a fan forever (my husband is too).