Chocolate Birthday Cake Black Bean Brownies

CHOCOLATE SPRINKLED BROWNIES made with BLACK BEANS and APPLESAUCE (healthy and low calorie!) that are easy to make!  These homemade chocolate brownies are super fudgy and moist! My family considers this the BEST brownies recipe!  The rainbow sprinkles on top make the brownies really pretty!

Course Dessert
Servings 12


For the brownies

  • 1 15 oz can of black beans - rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the frosting

  • 2 3/4 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Rainbow Sprinkles


For the brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 8x8 pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Add black beans, eggs, apple sauce, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, vanilla and sugar in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Pour mixture into 8x8 prepared pan.
  4. Add chocolate chips into pan and stir around.
  5. Bake for 37-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Spread frosting on top and then add sprinkles. Cut into individual brownie squares.

For the frosting

  1. In a bowl mix together powered sugar and cocoa.
  2. Add in butter, milk and vanilla and beat until frosting is fluffy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't want to make homemade frosting - that's fine! Eat the brownies as is, or cover in store bought chocolate frosting.