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Chocolate Spinach Brownies

Chocolate SPINACH BROWNIES with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe.  This is a EASY way to get kids or adults to eat their vegetables.  You won't believe how delicious these brownies are!  They're also made with the best peanut butter frosting recipe ever!

Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients

Spinach Brownies

  • 1 cup pureed spinach
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter - melted
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips - melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Spinach Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray 8x8 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Take your spinach leaves and put them in the food processor with 1-2 tablespoons of water and pulse until it turns into a puree. Keep doing this until you get 1 full cup of spinach puree. This usually equals about 4-5 cups raw spinach leaves.
  3. Mix melted butter, brown sugar and sugar together in a bowl. Stir in melted chocolate chips, spinach puree and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl mix your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
  5. A little at a time, add your dry flour mixture to your chocolate spinach mixture, stirring continuously until it's all smooth.
  6. Pour batter in 8x8 pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Put butter and peanut butter in a bowl and mix with electric mixer.
  2. Slowly pour in your powdered sugar a little at a time. When it starts to thicken, add your 2 tablespoons milk in and continue to mix. You should keep mixing for about 2-3 minutes until your frosting is fluffy. If it's still thick, add a additional tablespoon of milk if needed.

Chocolate Spinach Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. Once brownies are cool, spread your peanut butter frosting across them.
  2. Pat the frosting down with a spatula so it becomes a smooth layer.
  3. Put in refrigerator for one hour to let the frosting set.
  4. Cut brownies into squares, enjoy!