Use store-bought brownie mix as the base of these brownie bites. No one will know that these treats are slightly healthier thanks to the addition of fiber-rich black beans. Recipe courtesy of Bush’s Beans.
If you wish to decorate your brownie bites, sprinkle with decorative sugar or chopped nuts before coating sets.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the water and beans in a blender and purée.
Mix the brownie mix, eggs, applesauce, and bean pureé in large bowl at low speed using a hand mixer until the ingredients are moistened. Pour the mixture into the greased cake pan.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven with oven mitts.
Cool brownies completely.
Crumble the prepared brownies into a large bowl. Add the frosting and mix thoroughly with a spatula.
Hand roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. If too sticky, chill the mixture 30 to 45 minutes in the refrigerator first. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and set aside.
Place the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe container. Microwave at half power or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Carefully remove from the microwave and stir thoroughly. If the wafers are not completely melted, continue to microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring intermittently until the chocolate is smooth. Be careful to not overheat the wafers, as they will burn.
Using a small spoon, dip the brownie balls into the melted chocolate. Spoon the chocolate over the brownie balls until fully coated. Place the brownie bites on wax paper to set.